Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 24 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Charli XCX 2 0%
Father Murphy 2 0%
Wiz Khalifa 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Germany 25 3%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Bob Dylan
6. David Bowie
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Nirvana
10. The Velvet Underground
11. The Smiths
12. Pixies
13. The Beach Boys
14. The Clash
15. U2
16. The Who
17. Neil Young
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Miles Davis
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