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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Cruel Summer 
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 27 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
Frank Zappa 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%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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