Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, ∆ (alt-J), Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 25 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
El Huervo 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 26 3%
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