Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 188 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%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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