Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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 Mac DeMarco.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 63 6%
Sweden 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 32 3%
Germany 30 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 2 0%
Best Artists of 1978
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Blondie
3. Elvis Costello
4. The Cars
5. Van Halen
6. Kraftwerk
7. Kate Bush
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Talking Heads
10. Pere Ubu
11. Rush
12. Steve Reich
13. Big Star
14. Brian Eno
15. Dire Straits
16. Wire
17. The Jam
18. Devo
19. AC/DC
20. The Police
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