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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
51.

The LumineersUnited States The Lumineers
Year of Release:2012Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2012:51Rank Score:684
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:2,908
Average Rating:  66/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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52.

Melody's Echo ChamberFrance Melody's Echo Chamber
Year of Release:2012Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2012:52Rank Score:679
Rank in 2010s398Overall Rank:2,923
Average Rating:  75/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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53.

El Objeto Antes Llamado DiscoMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:53Rank Score:657
Rank in 2010s408Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

Trilogy
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Canada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2012Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2012:54Rank Score:651
Rank in 2010s413Overall Rank:3,011
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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55.

DevotionUnited Kingdom Jessie Ware
Year of Release:2012Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 2012:55Rank Score:627
Rank in 2010s424Overall Rank:3,096
Average Rating:  72/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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56.

TrampUnited States Sharon Van Etten
Year of Release:2012Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2012:56Rank Score:626
Rank in 2010s425Overall Rank:3,100
Average Rating:  76/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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57.

The HeistUnited States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Year of Release:2012Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2012:57Rank Score:608
Rank in 2010s437Overall Rank:3,180
Average Rating:  67/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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The Haunted ManUnited Kingdom Bat For Lashes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2012:58Rank Score:607
Rank in 2010s439Overall Rank:3,183
Average Rating:  74/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

In Our HeadsUnited Kingdom Hot Chip
Year of Release:2012Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 2012:59Rank Score:607
Rank in 2010s440Overall Rank:3,184
Average Rating:  73/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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60.

EkstasisUnited States Julia Holter
Year of Release:2012Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2012:60Rank Score:602
Rank in 2010s443Overall Rank:3,206
Average Rating:  76/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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