Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, ∆ (alt-J), Beach House, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Swans and Grimes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 27 3%
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
5. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
11. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
12. Let It Be by The Beatles
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
20. Abraxas by Santana
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