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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
81.

Old IdeasCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2012Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2012:81Rank Score:417
Rank in 2010s623Overall Rank:4,288
Average Rating:  74/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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82.

Celebration DayUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:2012Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2012:82Rank Score:413
Rank in 2010s628Overall Rank:4,316
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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83.

Bish BoschMixed Nationality Scott Walker
Year of Release:2012Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2012:83Rank Score:408
Rank in 2010s631Overall Rank:4,351
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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84.

MetaL MetaLBrazil Metá Metá
Year of Release:2012Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2012:84Rank Score:407
Rank in 2010s632Overall Rank:4,358
Average Rating:  77/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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85.

FourUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:85Rank Score:400
Rank in 2010s648Overall Rank:4,426
Average Rating:  69/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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86.

Street Halo / Kindred
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United Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2012Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2012:86Rank Score:393
Rank in 2010s658Overall Rank:4,477
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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87.

OceaniaUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:2012Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2012:87Rank Score:392
Rank in 2010s659Overall Rank:4,479
Average Rating:  68/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Storm CorrosionMixed Nationality Storm Corrosion
Year of Release:2012Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2012:88Rank Score:391
Rank in 2010s660Overall Rank:4,490
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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89.

Kaleidoscope DreamUnited States Miguel
Year of Release:2012Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2012:89Rank Score:387
Rank in 2010s665Overall Rank:4,521
Average Rating:  76/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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90.

Come Of AgeUnited Kingdom The Vaccines
Year of Release:2012Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2012:90Rank Score:385
Rank in 2010s667Overall Rank:4,534
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 67 7%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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