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Best Albums of 2012

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Grimes and Lana Del Rey.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

GossamerUnited States Passion Pit
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:563
Rank in 2010s313Overall Rank:2,855
Average Rating:  72/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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52.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:562
Rank in 2010s315Overall Rank:2,866
Average Rating:  73/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:556
Rank in 2010s317Overall Rank:2,886
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

R.A.P. MusicUnited States Killer Mike
Year of Release:2012Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:542
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:2,940
Average Rating:  76/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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55.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:524
Rank in 2010s326Overall Rank:3,017
Average Rating:  76/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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56.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:508
Rank in 2010s336Overall Rank:3,080
Average Rating:  68/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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57.

Paralytic StalksUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:2012Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:504
Rank in 2010s337Overall Rank:3,103
Average Rating:  70/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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58.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:484
Rank in 2010s350Overall Rank:3,194
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:477
Rank in 2010s353Overall Rank:3,225
Average Rating:  74/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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60.

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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:462
Rank in 2010s363Overall Rank:3,304
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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