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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 27,000 greatest album charts.

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2012 year summaryThe best artists of 2012 were Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, ∆ (alt-j), Beach House, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Swans, Lana Del Rey and Grimes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:24,434
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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2.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:834 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:21,568
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,117 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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3.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:9,595
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  81/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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4.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:8,665
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  78/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:6,698
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  81/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,355
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 48 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:315 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,826
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,476
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  81/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,636
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  77/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,483
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  67/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of 2012 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Burial 3 0%
Green Day 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Rick Ross 2 0%
Joe Bonamassa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 39 4%
France 26 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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