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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
21.

Jake BuggUnited Kingdom Jake Bugg
Year of Release:2012Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2012:21Rank Score:1,457
Rank in 2010s177Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating:  72/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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22.

ValtariIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2012Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2012:22Rank Score:1,450
Rank in 2010s179Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  75/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

Django DjangoUnited Kingdom Django Django
Year of Release:2012Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2012:23Rank Score:1,379
Rank in 2010s191Overall Rank:1,669
Average Rating:  75/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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24.

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2012Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2012:24Rank Score:1,364
Rank in 2010s192Overall Rank:1,693
Average Rating:  79/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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25.

Light Up GoldUnited States Parquet Courts
Year of Release:2012Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2012:25Rank Score:1,227
Rank in 2010s212Overall Rank:1,839
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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26.

NocturneUnited States Wild Nothing
Year of Release:2012Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2012:26Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 2010s219Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  78/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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27.

The Disintegration Loops
Compilation
United States William Basinski
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:27Rank Score:1,175
Rank in 2010s224Overall Rank:1,904
Average Rating:  80/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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28.

Night VisionsUnited States Imagine Dragons
Year of Release:2012Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2012:28Rank Score:1,163
Rank in 2010s227Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  60/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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29.

Koi No YokanUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2012Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2012:29Rank Score:1,162
Rank in 2010s228Overall Rank:1,920
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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30.

Boys & GirlsUnited States Alabama Shakes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2012:30Rank Score:1,131
Rank in 2010s235Overall Rank:1,959
Average Rating:  74/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 26 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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