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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

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%
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