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 6 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 27 3%
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1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. Reign In Blood by Slayer
7. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
8. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
15. Invisible Touch by Genesis
16. Brotherhood by New Order
17. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
18. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
19. True Blue by Madonna
20. Atomizer by Big Black
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