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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 35,000 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
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:32,346
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,395 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,985
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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3.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,358
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:10,921
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  78/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:8,929
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  81/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,284
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  82/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,194
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  80/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,887
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  81/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,806
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  69/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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10.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,941
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  77/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 35 4%
Sweden 29 3%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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