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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
11.

2Canada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2012Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,881
Rank in 2010s67Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  80/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2012:12Rank Score:3,740
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  79/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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13.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:3,344
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  77/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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14.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2012:14Rank Score:2,637
Rank in 2010s97Overall Rank:951
Average Rating:  76/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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15.

Celebration RockCanada Japandroids
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:15Rank Score:2,625
Rank in 2010s99Overall Rank:957
Average Rating:  75/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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16.

The 2nd LawUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2012Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2012:16Rank Score:2,404
Rank in 2010s114Overall Rank:1,037
Average Rating:  64/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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17.

Fear FunUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2012Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2012:17Rank Score:1,819
Rank in 2010s148Overall Rank:1,306
Average Rating:  77/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

Swing Lo MagellanUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2012Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2012:18Rank Score:1,731
Rank in 2010s152Overall Rank:1,364
Average Rating:  76/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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19.

BabelUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2012:19Rank Score:1,721
Rank in 2010s155Overall Rank:1,371
Average Rating:  60/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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20.

CoexistUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2012Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2012:20Rank Score:1,663
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:1,423
Average Rating:  70/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 27 3%
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