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 464 46%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 37 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 Artists of 1972
1. David Bowie
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Nick Drake
4. Yes
5. Neil Young
6. Lou Reed
7. Deep Purple
8. Jethro Tull
9. Genesis
10. Can
11. Big Star
12. Stevie Wonder
13. Curtis Mayfield
14. Novos Baianos
15. Milton Nascimento / Lô Borges
16. Steely Dan
17. The Allman Brothers Band
18. Wishbone Ash
19. Roxy Music
20. Black Sabbath
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