Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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

Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Sweden 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Germany 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 2010
1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
2. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
3. High Violet by The National
4. Teen Dream by Beach House
5. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
6. Plastic Beach by Gorillaz
7. Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
8. The Age Of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
9. Brothers by The Black Keys
10. Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
11. Have One On Me by Joanna Newsom
12. Contra by Vampire Weekend
13. The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe
14. Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus
15. Congratulations by MGMT
16. The Wild Hunt by The Tallest Man On Earth
17. The Monitor by Titus Andronicus
18. Total Life Forever by Foals
19. Broken Bells by Broken Bells
20. Body Talk by Robyn
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