Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Spelljammer
VoI II

4.57
14 votes
02
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.5
18 votes
03
Novo Amor
Drift

4.43
14 votes
04
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.42
13 votes
05
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
06
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.31
35 votes
07
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
08
Pinegrove
Meridian

4.27
15 votes
09
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.26
17 votes
10
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.23
26 votes
11
The Sky Life
Caves

4.22
20 votes
12
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
13
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.19
16 votes
14
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.17
58 votes
15
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
16
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1314 votes
17
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.14
14 votes
18
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
19
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
20
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.12
678 votes
21
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.12
169 votes
22
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
23
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.1
20 votes
24
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.1
20 votes
25
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
26
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
27
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
28
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
29
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.07
15 votes
30
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
138 votes
31
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.05
172 votes
32
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
200 votes
33
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
34
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
35
Alex G
Trick

4.04
118 votes
36
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.04
25 votes
37
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
38
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.04
177 votes
39
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
42 votes
40
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.04
28 votes
41
Toundra
III

4.03
75 votes
42
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
564 votes
43
Absent Hearts
August Earth

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

4.03
17 votes
45
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
868 votes
46
Astronoid
November

4.03
18 votes
47
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
248 votes
48
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.02
78 votes
49
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.02
68 votes
50
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2604 votes
51
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.01
64 votes
52
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4
374 votes
53
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4
115 votes
54
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4
49 votes
55
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4
32 votes
56
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
57
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
58
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

4
15 votes
59
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
652 votes
60
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4
89 votes
61
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.99
1061 votes
62
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
63
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
64
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.99
109 votes
65
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

3.99
35 votes
66
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
180 votes
67
Crooks
Nevermore

3.98
24 votes
68
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
69
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1385 votes
70
Jizue
Novel

3.97
53 votes
71
Acres
Acres

3.97
114 votes
72
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
204 votes
73
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.97
17 votes
74
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.97
149 votes
75
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.96
14 votes
76
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.96
95 votes
77
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
78
Frames
In Via

3.96
26 votes
79
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.96
24 votes
80
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
81
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
150 votes
82
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
749 votes
83
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.95
40 votes
84
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
730 votes
85
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
154 votes
86
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 votes
87
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.95
66 votes
88
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.95
55 votes
89
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
90
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
117 votes
91
Pile
Dripping

3.94
50 votes
92
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
25 votes
93
The Darcys
Aja

3.94
24 votes
94
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
95
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
136 votes
96
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.93
30 votes
97
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.93
15 votes
98
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.93
58 votes
99
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.93
14 votes
100
Told Slant
Still Water

3.93
40 votes
101
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.92
32 votes
102
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.92
258 votes
103
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
104
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.92
24 votes
105
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.92
18 votes
106
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
107
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
46 votes
108
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.91
34 votes
109
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
110
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
103 votes
111
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
84 votes
112
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
325 votes
113
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
306 votes
114
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.89
1298 votes
115
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
116
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
198 votes
117
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
137 votes
118
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
119
Paws
Cokefloat!

3.88
26 votes
120
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
121
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1188 votes
122
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.88
25 votes
123
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.88
76 votes
124
Calexico
Algiers

3.88
36 votes
125
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
126
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.87
55 votes
127
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.87
39 votes
128
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
70 votes
129
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.87
35 votes
130
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
131
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
654 votes
132
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
133
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.87
79 votes
134
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
638 votes
135
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.86
22 votes
136
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.86
22 votes
137
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
506 votes
138
The Antlers
Undersea

3.86
580 votes
139
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
140
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.86
14 votes
141
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
142
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.85
72 votes
143
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
277 votes
144
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.85
259 votes
145
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
153 votes
146
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
239 votes
147
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.85
60 votes
148
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
365 votes
149
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
170 votes
150
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.85
542 votes
151
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.84
16 votes
152
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
153
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
546 votes
154
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
725 votes
155
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
156 votes
156
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.83
33 votes
157
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
158
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
159
Cemeteries
The Wilderness

3.83
18 votes
160
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
161
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
232 votes
162
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
163
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.83
52 votes
164
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1502 votes
165
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
69 votes
166
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.82
22 votes
167
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
68 votes
168
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
27 votes
169
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
170
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
202 votes
171
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
449 votes
172
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
173
Atoma
Skylight

3.81
192 votes
174
Prawn
Ships

3.81
156 votes
175
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
176
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
177
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
732 votes
178
Caspian
Waking Season

3.81
201 votes
179
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
216 votes
180
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.8
46 votes
181
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.8
28 votes
182
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.8
222 votes
183
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.8
120 votes
184
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
60 votes
185
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
30 votes
186
Car Seat Headrest
Starving While Living

3.8
15 votes
187
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
118 votes
188
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.79
85 votes
189
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
190
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
191
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
107 votes
192
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.79
64 votes
193
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
97 votes
194
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.79
52 votes
195
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.79
52 votes
196
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
92 votes
197
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.79
126 votes
198
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.79
42 votes
199
July Talk
July Talk

3.79
28 votes
200
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.79
14 votes



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