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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 30,000 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, Lana Del Rey and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2012:61Rank Score:497
Rank in 2010s389Overall Rank:3,328
Average Rating:  73/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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62.

FlumeAustralia Flume
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:62Rank Score:488
Rank in 2010s399Overall Rank:3,376
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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63.

Celebration DayUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:486
Rank in 2010s402Overall Rank:3,400
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:64Rank Score:477
Rank in 2010s406Overall Rank:3,448
Average Rating:  74/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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65.

Sweet Heart Sweet LightUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2012Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2012:65Rank Score:458
Rank in 2010s417Overall Rank:3,546
Average Rating:  76/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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66.

TempestUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:66Rank Score:449
Rank in 2010s421Overall Rank:3,602
Average Rating:  72/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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67.

HalcyonUnited Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:67Rank Score:426
Rank in 2010s440Overall Rank:3,758
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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68.

Beard, Wives, DenimAustralia Pond
Year of Release:2012Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2012:68Rank Score:419
Rank in 2010s447Overall Rank:3,802
Average Rating:  73/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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69.

1999United States Joey Bada$$
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:69Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s452Overall Rank:3,818
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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70.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:70Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s455Overall Rank:3,849
Average Rating:  79/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 23 2%
France 23 2%
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