Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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 Grimes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Sweden 35 4%
Australia 32 3%
Germany 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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