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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
El Huervo 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Lil B 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%
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5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
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9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
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11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
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13. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
14. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
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16. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
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