Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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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2012
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25,577
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16,776
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10,030
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2012
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8,336
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7,792
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7,376
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2012
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5,703
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4,237
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4,028
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2,944
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 3 0%
Internet Club 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Chief Keef 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 36 4%
Sweden 34 3%
Germany 34 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 29 3%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
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