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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
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:23,153
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:9,481
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:6,493
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  81/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,269
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,656
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,486
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  81/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,453
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  67/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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11.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,333
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:638
Average Rating:  77/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:2,876
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  80/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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13.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:2,436
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  76/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Kyle Bobby Dunn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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