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 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Wiz Khalifa 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 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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Recognised  Decade Charts
1. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
2. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
3. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
4. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
5. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
7. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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