Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.4
20 votes
02
The Sky Life
Caves

4.37
18 votes
03
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.36
14 votes
04
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.33
18 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
08
Swans
The Seer

4.15
1163 votes
09
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
10
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
11
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
12
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.12
17 votes
13
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
14
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
600 votes
15
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.1
29 votes
16
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
17
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.09
33 votes
18
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.09
109 votes
19
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
428 votes
20
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
21
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.07
15 votes
22
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
300 votes
23
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
16 votes
24
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
25
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
110 votes
26
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.05
21 votes
27
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
178 votes
28
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.04
112 votes
29
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
36 votes
30
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.04
24 votes
31
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.04
26 votes
32
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
33
Toundra
III

4.03
58 votes
34
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
35
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
214 votes
36
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
806 votes
37
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
69 votes
38
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.02
51 votes
39
Alex G
Trick

4.02
33 votes
40
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.01
147 votes
41
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2259 votes
42
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
45 votes
43
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.01
124 votes
44
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
358 votes
45
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
54 votes
46
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4
44 votes
47
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4
32 votes
48
Micachu
Never

4
22 votes
49
Swearin'
Swearin'

4
20 votes
50
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
16 votes
51
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
16 votes
52
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
13 votes
53
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
592 votes
54
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
64 votes
55
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
104 votes
56
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
152 votes
57
Acres
Acres

3.99
111 votes
58
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1241 votes
59
Jizue
Novel

3.99
47 votes
60
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.98
58 votes
61
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.98
79 votes
62
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.98
109 votes
63
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.98
53 votes
64
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.98
124 votes
65
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
811 votes
66
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
25 votes
67
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
184 votes
68
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
69
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
70
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.97
38 votes
71
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.97
82 votes
72
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
73
Calexico
Algiers

3.97
29 votes
74
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
75
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.96
49 votes
76
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
21 votes
77
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
667 votes
78
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
684 votes
79
British Theatre
EP

3.94
35 votes
80
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.94
52 votes
81
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
82
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.94
134 votes
83
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.94
24 votes
84
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
85
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.94
16 votes
86
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
87
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
88
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.93
87 votes
89
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
21 votes
90
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
91
Frames
In Via

3.93
14 votes
92
The Early November
In Currents

3.93
246 votes
93
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.92
1116 votes
94
Pile
Dripping

3.92
38 votes
95
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.92
113 votes
96
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
97
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.92
18 votes
98
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.91
58 votes
99
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.91
180 votes
100
Told Slant
Still Water

3.91
22 votes
101
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
295 votes
102
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.9
40 votes
103
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.9
30 votes
104
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.9
54 votes
105
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
614 votes
106
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.89
198 votes
107
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
75 votes
108
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.88
78 votes
109
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
26 votes
110
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
120 votes
111
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
112
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.88
268 votes
113
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.88
51 votes
114
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.88
42 votes
115
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1086 votes
116
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
117
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
451 votes
118
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.87
23 votes
119
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.87
133 votes
120
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
68 votes
121
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
77 votes
122
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
468 votes
123
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
148 votes
124
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
18 votes
125
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
428 votes
126
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
127
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.85
31 votes
128
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.85
509 votes
129
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.85
58 votes
130
Gatling
Beforemath

3.85
34 votes
131
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.85
20 votes
132
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
133
toe
The Future Is Now

3.85
55 votes
134
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
57 votes
135
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
136
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
538 votes
137
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.84
53 votes
138
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
638 votes
139
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.84
28 votes
140
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.84
198 votes
141
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.83
99 votes
142
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.83
36 votes
143
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
144
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.83
168 votes
145
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
118 votes
146
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
604 votes
147
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
20 votes
148
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
382 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
14 votes
150
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
434 votes
151
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.82
33 votes
152
Menomena
Moms

3.82
112 votes
153
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.82
38 votes
154
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.81
402 votes
155
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
156
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
157
Town Portal
Chronopoly

3.81
16 votes
158
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
61 votes
159
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
65 votes
160
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.81
13 votes
161
Peace
Delicious

3.81
13 votes
162
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
163
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.81
18 votes
164
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
82 votes
165
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
166
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
300 votes
167
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.8
45 votes
168
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
169
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.8
25 votes
170
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
171
Family of the Year
Loma Vista

3.8
15 votes
172
Cemeteries
The Wilderness

3.8
15 votes
173
Prawn
Ships

3.8
144 votes
174
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.8
135 votes
175
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
176
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
98 votes
177
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
178
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.79
34 votes
179
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.79
55 votes
180
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
88 votes
181
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.79
38 votes
182
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.79
19 votes
183
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
111 votes
184
Heavenly Beat
Talent

3.79
14 votes
185
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.79
470 votes
186
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.78
106 votes
187
Marriages
Kitsune

3.78
110 votes
188
Flying Colors
Flying Colors

3.78
90 votes
189
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.78
136 votes
190
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.78
88 votes
191
White Lung
Sorry

3.78
81 votes
192
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
193
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.78
27 votes
194
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.78
18 votes
195
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
256 votes
196
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
134 votes
197
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.78
67 votes
198
Caspian
Waking Season

3.77
164 votes
199
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.77
26 votes
200
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.77
30 votes



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