Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, ∆ (alt-J), Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 27 3%
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Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Who's Next by The Who
10. Animals by Pink Floyd
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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