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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
9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,673
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  77/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,432
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  75/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,157
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:943
Average Rating:  80/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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22.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,127
Rank in 2010s145Overall Rank:1,631
Average Rating:  79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:750
Rank in 2010s225Overall Rank:2,291
Average Rating:  74/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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60.

Trilogy
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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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63.

SyntheticaCanada Metric
Year of Release:2012Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2012:63Rank Score:423
Rank in 2010s384Overall Rank:3,535
Average Rating:  68/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 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 2010s449Overall Rank:3,929
Average Rating:  73/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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73.

Dark EyesCanada Half Moon Run
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:73Rank Score:360
Rank in 2010s461Overall Rank:4,042
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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80.

Clockwork AngelsCanada Rush
Year of Release:2012Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2012:80Rank Score:341
Rank in 2010s494Overall Rank:4,236
Average Rating:  73/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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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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