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Best Albums of 2012

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-J), Death Grips, Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:1,093
Rank in 2010s244Overall Rank:2,029
Average Rating:  61/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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32.

KindredUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2012:32Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 2010s248Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  81/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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33.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:1,070
Rank in 2010s250Overall Rank:2,060
Average Rating:  75/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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34.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:1,035
Rank in 2010s262Overall Rank:2,120
Average Rating:  73/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:945
Rank in 2010s287Overall Rank:2,273
Average Rating:  78/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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36.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:932
Rank in 2010s290Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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37.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:921
Rank in 2010s294Overall Rank:2,318
Average Rating:  72/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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38.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:916
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:2,328
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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39.

Centipede HzUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2012Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:905
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:2,341
Average Rating:  70/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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40.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:896
Rank in 2010s304Overall Rank:2,360
Average Rating:  71/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Maggs And Trish 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 27 3%
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