Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.36
14 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
03
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
04
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
05
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

4.2
30 votes
06
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
07
Swans
The Seer

4.13
1040 votes
08
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.12
26 votes
09
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
10
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.11
18 votes
11
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
552 votes
12
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.1
103 votes
13
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.09
22 votes
14
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.09
68 votes
15
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.08
278 votes
16
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.08
20 votes
17
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

4.07
42 votes
18
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.07
21 votes
19
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
20
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.07
14 votes
21
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
195 votes
22
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.07
166 votes
23
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.06
108 votes
24
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.06
31 votes
25
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

4.06
24 votes
26
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.05
44 votes
27
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.04
26 votes
28
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
29
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.03
98 votes
30
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.03
72 votes
31
Swearin'
Swearin'

4.03
20 votes
32
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4.02
102 votes
33
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

4.01
82 votes
34
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.01
42 votes
35
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2083 votes
36
Jizue
Novel

4.01
45 votes
37
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.01
768 votes
38
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4
352 votes
39
Amenra
Mass V

4
201 votes
40
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4
92 votes
41
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

4
48 votes
42
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4
39 votes
43
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

4
36 votes
44
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4
24 votes
45
Micachu
Never

4
20 votes
46
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

4
19 votes
47
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
15 votes
48
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

4
13 votes
49
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

4
102 votes
50
Acres
Acres

3.99
114 votes
51
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1112 votes
52
Toundra
III

3.99
49 votes
53
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.99
178 votes
54
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.98
570 votes
55
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

3.98
125 votes
56
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.98
93 votes
57
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

3.98
26 votes
58
Calexico
Algiers

3.98
22 votes
59
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
60
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.97
53 votes
61
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.97
51 votes
62
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

3.97
17 votes
63
St. Vincent
Krokodil

3.97
116 votes
64
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.97
16 votes
65
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.97
715 votes
66
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
26 votes
67
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.96
148 votes
68
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.96
48 votes
69
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.96
134 votes
70
Alex G
Trick

3.95
22 votes
71
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.95
106 votes
72
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.95
39 votes
73
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
19 votes
74
The Early November
In Currents

3.94
240 votes
75
British Theatre
EP

3.94
34 votes
76
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
77
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.94
48 votes
78
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
626 votes
79
Pile
Dripping

3.94
33 votes
80
Anberlin
Vital

3.94
656 votes
81
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
82
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.93
15 votes
83
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.93
1054 votes
84
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.93
77 votes
85
July Talk
July Talk

3.93
14 votes
86
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
87
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

3.93
14 votes
88
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.93
14 votes
89
Frames
In Via

3.92
13 votes
90
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
84 votes
91
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.91
23 votes
92
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
275 votes
93
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.9
21 votes
94
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.9
225 votes
95
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.9
30 votes
96
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.9
67 votes
97
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
38 votes
98
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
70 votes
99
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.88
52 votes
100
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.88
76 votes
101
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.88
123 votes
102
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.88
140 votes
103
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.88
52 votes
104
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
24 votes
105
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.88
24 votes
106
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.87
118 votes
107
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
566 votes
108
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.87
50 votes
109
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.87
241 votes
110
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.87
160 votes
111
Kaki King
Glow

3.87
15 votes
112
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.87
1040 votes
113
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.87
52 votes
114
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.86
74 votes
115
Ty Segall
Twins

3.86
108 votes
116
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
21 votes
117
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.86
14 votes
118
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
500 votes
119
Solterra
Umbra

3.86
52 votes
120
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
352 votes
121
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.85
31 votes
122
Prawn
Ships

3.85
130 votes
123
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.85
17 votes
124
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.85
453 votes
125
Irreversible
Ashes

3.85
20 votes
126
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.84
35 votes
127
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
128
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.84
22 votes
129
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
534 votes
130
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
483 votes
131
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.83
572 votes
132
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.83
36 votes
133
Gatling
Beforemath

3.83
36 votes
134
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.83
30 votes
135
Khoma
All Erodes

3.83
18 votes
136
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.83
32 votes
137
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
182 votes
138
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.83
29 votes
139
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.83
20 votes
140
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
62 votes
141
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.82
25 votes
142
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.82
93 votes
143
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.82
132 votes
144
the GazettE
Division

3.82
30 votes
145
Beach House
Bloom

3.82
565 votes
146
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
402 votes
147
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.82
133 votes
148
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
149
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
150
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.81
191 votes
151
Coasta
Sunzal

3.81
52 votes
152
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.81
124 votes
153
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.81
62 votes
154
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.81
36 votes
155
Annabel
Youth In Youth

3.81
36 votes
156
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.81
18 votes
157
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.8
184 votes
158
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
159
White Lung
Sorry

3.8
74 votes
160
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.8
332 votes
161
Menomena
Moms

3.8
110 votes
162
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
163
Geographer
Myth

3.8
15 votes
164
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.8
91 votes
165
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.8
49 votes
166
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.8
61 votes
167
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.79
17 votes
168
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.79
145 votes
169
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
86 votes
170
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.79
83 votes
171
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
109 votes
172
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
26 votes
173
toe
The Future Is Now

3.79
56 votes
174
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.79
28 votes
175
Woodkid
Run Boy Run

3.79
14 votes
176
Weird Dreams
Choreography

3.79
14 votes
177
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
178
Bastille
Bad Blood EP

3.79
14 votes
179
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.78
432 votes
180
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.78
81 votes
181
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.78
74 votes
182
Caspian
Waking Season

3.78
150 votes
183
Marriages
Kitsune

3.78
96 votes
184
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

3.78
32 votes
185
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
186
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.78
16 votes
187
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.78
84 votes
188
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
189
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

3.78
218 votes
190
Teen Suicide
I Will Be My Own Hell Because There...

3.77
73 votes
191
The Sidekicks
Awkward Breeds

3.77
50 votes
192
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.77
26 votes
193
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.77
13 votes
194
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.77
32 votes
195
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

3.76
768 votes
196
John Frusciante
Letur-Lefr

3.76
104 votes
197
Jack White
Blunderbuss

3.76
502 votes
198
Flying Colors
Flying Colors

3.76
87 votes
199
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.75
232 votes
200
Now, Now
Threads

3.75
248 votes



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