Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-J), Death Grips, Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Wiz Khalifa 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Germany 25 3%
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
8. Funeral by Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico
10. Nevermind by Nirvana
11. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
12. In Rainbows by Radiohead
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
15. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
16. London Calling by The Clash
17. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
18. The Bends by Radiohead
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
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