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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 38,000 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
111.

18 MonthsUnited Kingdom Calvin Harris
Year of Release:2012Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2012:111Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s873Overall Rank:5,504
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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112.

HandwrittenUnited States The Gaslight Anthem
Year of Release:2012Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2012:112Rank Score:303
Rank in 2010s877Overall Rank:5,528
Average Rating:  69/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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113.

The Silicone VeilNorway Susanne Sundfør
Year of Release:2012Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2012:113Rank Score:302
Rank in 2010s881Overall Rank:5,541
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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114.

ConfessMixed Nationality Twin Shadow
Year of Release:2012Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2012:114Rank Score:299
Rank in 2010s892Overall Rank:5,594
Average Rating:  72/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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115.

King AnimalUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:2012Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2012:115Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s901Overall Rank:5,652
Average Rating:  71/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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116.

R.I.PUnited Kingdom Actress
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:116Rank Score:295
Rank in 2010s903Overall Rank:5,668
Average Rating:  72/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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117.

Blank Banshee 0Canada Blank Banshee
Year of Release:2012Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2012:117Rank Score:293
Rank in 2010s905Overall Rank:5,687
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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118.

SkelethonUnited States Aesop Rock
Year of Release:2012Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2012:118Rank Score:290
Rank in 2010s914Overall Rank:5,727
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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119.

SlaughterhouseUnited States Ty Segall Band
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:119Rank Score:288
Rank in 2010s919Overall Rank:5,757
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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120.

Love This GiantMixed Nationality David Byrne & St. Vincent
Year of Release:2012Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2012:120Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s929Overall Rank:5,832
Average Rating:  74/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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