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 9 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 2 0%
Death Grips 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 31 3%
France 26 3%
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Best Artists of the 2020s
1. Mac Miller
2. Pinegrove
3. of Montreal
4. Bombay Bicycle Club
5. Patrick Doyle
6. Bill Fay
7. Halsey
8. Algiers
9. Poppy
10. AJJ
11. Floral Tattoo
12. Pet Shop Boys
13. Eminem
14. Wolf Parade
15. The Innocence Mission
16. Holy Fuck
17. Field Music
18. Magnum
19. Selena Gomez
20. Denzel Curry
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