Best Albums of 2012

Listed below are the best albums of 2012 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Green Day 3 0%
Burial 3 0%
Big K.R.I.T. 2 0%
El Huervo 2 0%
Andrew Bird 2 0%
Mount Eerie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 26 3%
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Best Artists of 1978
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Elvis Costello
3. Blondie
4. Van Halen
5. The Cars
6. Kraftwerk
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Kate Bush
9. Big Star
10. Pere Ubu
11. Rush
12. Talking Heads
13. Dire Straits
14. The Jam
15. Steve Reich
16. The Police
17. Wire
18. Brian Eno
19. Devo
20. The Residents


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