Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

Genre:  Year:  

01
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

Rating: 4.41
16 votes
02
Radical Face
Always Gold

Rating: 4.33
12 votes
03
Meraki
Meraki

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
04
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

Rating: 4.23
26 votes
05
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

Rating: 4.21
26 votes
06
MC Tristan
The End of The World

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
07
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
08
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

Rating: 4.19
18 votes
09
We Lost The Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

Rating: 4.19
90 votes
10
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

Rating: 4.17
15 votes
11
Scale The Summit
Redwoods

Rating: 4.15
13 votes
12
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
13
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
14
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

Rating: 4.12
100 votes
15
Hammock
Departure Songs

Rating: 4.11
498 votes
16
Astronoid
November

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
17
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

Rating: 4.11
38 votes
18
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

Rating: 4.11
38 votes
19
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

Rating: 4.1
20 votes
20
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

Rating: 4.1
20 votes
21
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

Rating: 4.08
132 votes
22
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

Rating: 4.08
24 votes
23
Graph Rabbit
Snowblind

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
24
Zazen Boys
Stories

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
25
Keaton Henson
Dear...

Rating: 4.08
130 votes
26
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
27
Hop Along
Get Disowned

Rating: 4.07
177 votes
28
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

Rating: 4.07
117 votes
29
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
30
Calexico
Algiers

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
31
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

Rating: 4.04
24 votes
32
St. Vincent
Krokodil

Rating: 4.03
49 votes
33
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

Rating: 4.03
44 votes
34
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Rating: 4.03
16 votes
35
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Rating: 4.03
68 votes
36
Swearin'
Swearin'

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
37
Acres
Acres

Rating: 4.03
100 votes
38
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

Rating: 4.02
83 votes
39
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

Rating: 4.01
1903 votes
40
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

Rating: 4.01
146 votes
41
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Rating: 4.01
91 votes
42
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

Rating: 4
126 votes
43
Jizue
Novel

Rating: 4
45 votes
44
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

Rating: 4
20 votes
45
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

Rating: 4
18 votes
46
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

Rating: 4
16 votes
47
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

Rating: 4
16 votes
48
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

Rating: 4
15 votes
49
Town Portal
Chronopoly

Rating: 4
12 votes
50
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

Rating: 4
12 votes
51
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

Rating: 4
12 votes
52
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

Rating: 4
11 votes
53
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Rating: 4
1035 votes
54
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

Rating: 4
714 votes
55
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

Rating: 3.99
344 votes
56
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

Rating: 3.99
40 votes
57
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

Rating: 3.99
35 votes
58
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

Rating: 3.98
550 votes
59
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

Rating: 3.98
84 votes
60
Amenra
Mass V

Rating: 3.98
186 votes
61
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

Rating: 3.98
42 votes
62
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
63
Tame Impala
Lonerism

Rating: 3.98
629 votes
64
Anathema
Weather Systems

Rating: 3.97
544 votes
65
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

Rating: 3.97
19 votes
66
Hail The Sun
Elephantitis

Rating: 3.97
101 votes
67
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

Rating: 3.97
46 votes
68
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
69
Janus
Nox Aeris

Rating: 3.96
129 votes
70
Toundra
III

Rating: 3.95
44 votes
71
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

Rating: 3.95
144 votes
72
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

Rating: 3.95
20 votes
73
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

Rating: 3.95
86 votes
74
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

Rating: 3.94
70 votes
75
British Theatre
EP

Rating: 3.94
34 votes
76
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

Rating: 3.94
1004 votes
77
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

Rating: 3.93
79 votes
78
Merchandise
Children of Desire

Rating: 3.93
45 votes
79
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

Rating: 3.93
15 votes
80
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

Rating: 3.93
258 votes
81
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
82
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
83
Anberlin
Vital

Rating: 3.93
566 votes
84
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

Rating: 3.92
197 votes
85
The Early November
In Currents

Rating: 3.92
238 votes
86
Kishi Bashi
151a

Rating: 3.92
170 votes
87
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
88
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
89
The Measure Of
Borne Rhetoric

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
90
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

Rating: 3.91
50 votes
91
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
92
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
93
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

Rating: 3.9
63 votes
94
The Seeking
Yours Forever

Rating: 3.9
20 votes
95
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
96
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

Rating: 3.89
76 votes
97
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

Rating: 3.89
42 votes
98
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
99
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

Rating: 3.89
36 votes
100
Micachu
Never

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
101
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

Rating: 3.89
546 votes
102
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

Rating: 3.89
148 votes
103
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

Rating: 3.88
13 votes
104
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

Rating: 3.88
13 votes
105
Grizzly Bear
Shields

Rating: 3.88
968 votes
106
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

Rating: 3.88
43 votes
107
My Chemical Romance
Number One

Rating: 3.88
95 votes
108
Glocca Morra
Just Married

Rating: 3.88
106 votes
109
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

Rating: 3.88
72 votes
110
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

Rating: 3.88
56 votes
111
Guided By Voices
The Bears For Lunch

Rating: 3.88
48 votes
112
Kraftklub
Mit K

Rating: 3.88
16 votes
113
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

Rating: 3.87
486 votes
114
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

Rating: 3.87
936 votes
115
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

Rating: 3.87
31 votes
116
Irreversible
Ashes

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
117
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

Rating: 3.87
30 votes
118
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
119
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

Rating: 3.86
130 votes
120
Call Me No One
Last Parade

Rating: 3.86
25 votes
121
Duality and the Republic
Uno

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
122
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

Rating: 3.85
17 votes
123
Forever Came Calling
Contender

Rating: 3.85
60 votes
124
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

Rating: 3.85
20 votes
125
Solterra
Umbra

Rating: 3.85
43 votes
126
Ty Segall
Twins

Rating: 3.85
98 votes
127
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Never Is a Long Time / Love of Your Life

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
128
The Antlers
Undersea

Rating: 3.85
454 votes
129
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
130
The Walkmen
Heaven

Rating: 3.84
129 votes
131
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

Rating: 3.84
448 votes
132
Yellowcard
Southern Air

Rating: 3.83
393 votes
133
Khoma
All Erodes

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
134
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
135
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

Rating: 3.83
384 votes
136
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

Rating: 3.83
29 votes
137
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

Rating: 3.83
60 votes
138
Mac DeMarco
2

Rating: 3.82
250 votes
139
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

Rating: 3.82
17 votes
140
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
141
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
142
Prawn
Ships

Rating: 3.82
106 votes
143
Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
144
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

Rating: 3.82
84 votes
145
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

Rating: 3.82
52 votes
146
Menomena
Moms

Rating: 3.82
109 votes
147
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
148
Annabel
Youth In Youth

Rating: 3.81
32 votes
149
Beach House
Bloom

Rating: 3.81
529 votes
150
Atoma
Skylight

Rating: 3.81
173 votes
151
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

Rating: 3.81
175 votes
152
Balmorhea
Stranger

Rating: 3.81
26 votes
153
Kaki King
Glow

Rating: 3.81
13 votes
154
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

Rating: 3.81
199 votes
155
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

Rating: 3.81
155 votes
156
Maserati
Maserati VII

Rating: 3.81
18 votes
157
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
158
Pile
Dripping

Rating: 3.8
28 votes
159
White Lung
Sorry

Rating: 3.8
58 votes
160
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

Rating: 3.8
116 votes
161
Coasta
Sunzal

Rating: 3.8
50 votes
162
Zulu Winter
Language

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
163
Otherwise
True Love Never Dies

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
164
Geographer
Myth

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
165
Motion City Soundtrack
Making Moves

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
166
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

Rating: 3.8
57 votes
167
Gatling
Beforemath

Rating: 3.8
37 votes
168
Caspian
Waking Season

Rating: 3.79
134 votes
169
Jack White
Blunderbuss

Rating: 3.79
433 votes
170
Purity Ring
Shrines

Rating: 3.79
289 votes
171
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

Rating: 3.79
142 votes
172
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

Rating: 3.79
70 votes
173
Glocca Morra
An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
174
Weird Dreams
Choreography

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
175
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

Rating: 3.78
23 votes
176
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

Rating: 3.78
23 votes
177
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

Rating: 3.78
68 votes
178
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

Rating: 3.78
83 votes
179
The Gathering
Disclosure

Rating: 3.78
87 votes
180
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

Rating: 3.78
78 votes
181
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

Rating: 3.77
723 votes
182
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

Rating: 3.77
110 votes
183
Anoice
The Black Rain

Rating: 3.77
33 votes
184
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

Rating: 3.77
372 votes
185
Amanda Palmer
Theatre Is Evil

Rating: 3.77
37 votes
186
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

Rating: 3.77
26 votes
187
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
188
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
189
Melvins
The Bulls and the Bees

Rating: 3.77
41 votes
190
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

Rating: 3.77
28 votes
191
Marriages
Kitsune

Rating: 3.77
86 votes
192
toe
The Future Is Now

Rating: 3.77
45 votes
193
Dads
American Radass (This Is Important)

Rating: 3.76
195 votes
194
Chvrches
The Mother We Share

Rating: 3.76
21 votes
195
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

Rating: 3.76
204 votes
196
Eve 6
Speak in Code

Rating: 3.76
45 votes
197
The Gaslight Anthem
Handwritten

Rating: 3.75
537 votes
198
Now, Now
Threads

Rating: 3.75
204 votes
199
Deer Leap
Here. Home.

Rating: 3.75
116 votes
200
John Frusciante
Letur-Lefr

Rating: 3.75
100 votes



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