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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
61.

Battle BornUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:462
Rank in 2010s367Overall Rank:3,308
Average Rating:  64/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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62.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:437
Rank in 2010s382Overall Rank:3,460
Average Rating:  72/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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63.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:424
Rank in 2010s388Overall Rank:3,541
Average Rating:  68/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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64.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s398Overall Rank:3,610
Average Rating:  74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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65.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:404
Rank in 2010s405Overall Rank:3,675
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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66.

KinSweden Iamamiwhoami
Year of Release:2012Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:403
Rank in 2010s406Overall Rank:3,681
Average Rating:  72/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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67.

1999United States Joey Bada$$
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:391
Rank in 2010s416Overall Rank:3,772
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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68.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:378
Rank in 2010s434Overall Rank:3,867
Average Rating:  76/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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69.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:372
Rank in 2010s445Overall Rank:3,931
Average Rating:  73/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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70.

SunUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2012Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:370
Rank in 2010s447Overall Rank:3,948
Average Rating:  75/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 40 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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