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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 37,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,123 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:35,330
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,507 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,576
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:652 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:13,191
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  82/100 (967 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,644
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  78/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,516
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  81/100 (874 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:9,053
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  82/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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7.

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:386 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,729
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  80/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,090
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  81/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,041
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  70/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,262
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  77/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Pat Metheny 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
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