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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 28,000 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.

All We Love We Leave BehindUnited States Converge
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:334
Rank in 2010s525Overall Rank:4,353
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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82.

ThreadsUnited States Now, Now
Year of Release:2012Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:332
Rank in 2010s530Overall Rank:4,373
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

QuarantineUnited States Laurel Halo
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:324
Rank in 2010s539Overall Rank:4,460
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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84.

OceaniaUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:313
Rank in 2010s564Overall Rank:4,585
Average Rating:  68/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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85.

Break It YourselfUnited States Andrew Bird
Year of Release:2012Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:312
Rank in 2010s567Overall Rank:4,594
Average Rating:  75/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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86.

Blues FuneralUnited States Mark Lanegan Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:307
Rank in 2010s576Overall Rank:4,652
Average Rating:  73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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87.

OshinUnited States DIIV
Year of Release:2012Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:306
Rank in 2010s579Overall Rank:4,665
Average Rating:  73/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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88.

R.I.PUnited Kingdom Actress
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:304
Rank in 2010s584Overall Rank:4,691
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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89.

Electra HeartUnited Kingdom Marina And The Diamonds
Year of Release:2012Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:298
Rank in 2010s588Overall Rank:4,755
Average Rating:  68/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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90.

Come Of AgeUnited Kingdom The Vaccines
Year of Release:2012Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:298
Rank in 2010s590Overall Rank:4,768
Average Rating:  74/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 39 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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