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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.

Kill For LoveUnited States Chromatics
Year of Release:2012Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2012:31Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 2010s242Overall Rank:2,035
Average Rating:  75/100 (199 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 2010s244Overall Rank:2,037
Average Rating:  81/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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33.

Port Of MorrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2012:33Rank Score:1,022
Rank in 2010s260Overall Rank:2,139
Average Rating:  73/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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34.

RedUnited States Taylor Swift
Year of Release:2012Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2012:34Rank Score:1,010
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,159
Average Rating:  61/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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35.

Weather SystemsUnited Kingdom Anathema
Year of Release:2012Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2012:35Rank Score:937
Rank in 2010s284Overall Rank:2,282
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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36.

Wrecking BallUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2012:36Rank Score:921
Rank in 2010s291Overall Rank:2,311
Average Rating:  72/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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37.

ShrinesCanada Purity Ring
Year of Release:2012Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2012:37Rank Score:916
Rank in 2010s293Overall Rank:2,318
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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38.

Some NightsUnited States fun.
Year of Release:2012Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2012:38Rank Score:906
Rank in 2010s296Overall Rank:2,335
Average Rating:  62/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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39.

Given To The WildUnited Kingdom The Maccabees
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:39Rank Score:901
Rank in 2010s297Overall Rank:2,341
Average Rating:  71/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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No Love Deep WebUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:40Rank Score:889
Rank in 2010s302Overall Rank:2,366
Average Rating:  78/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Mac DeMarco 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 27 3%
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