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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
81.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:356
Rank in 2010s538Overall Rank:4,346
Average Rating:  74/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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82.

EP's 1988-1991
Compilation
Ireland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2012Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:352
Rank in 2010s545Overall Rank:4,391
Average Rating:  83/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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83.

Truant / Rough SleeperUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:351
Rank in 2010s549Overall Rank:4,398
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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84.

Street Halo / Kindred
Compilation
United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:337
Rank in 2010s577Overall Rank:4,537
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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85.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:336
Rank in 2010s578Overall Rank:4,543
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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86.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:336
Rank in 2010s579Overall Rank:4,546
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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87.

ThreadsUnited States Now, Now
Year of Release:2012Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:334
Rank in 2010s584Overall Rank:4,569
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

ConfessUnited States Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:331
Rank in 2010s593Overall Rank:4,617
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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89.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:330
Rank in 2010s595Overall Rank:4,622
Average Rating:  75/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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90.

Shallow BedUnited Kingdom Dry The River
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:322
Rank in 2010s609Overall Rank:4,699
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Death Grips 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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