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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30,021
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 26 3%
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Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Death Grips
12. Bon Iver
13. The War On Drugs
14. Car Seat Headrest
15. David Bowie
16. Arctic Monkeys
17. The Black Keys
18. Mark Kozelek
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Swans
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