Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, Beach House, alt-J, Fiona Apple, Swans, Lana Del Rey and Grimes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 68 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 64 6%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Germany 29 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 2 0%
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11. Björk
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19. Elliott Smith
20. Belle And Sebastian
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