Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

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

4.34
19 votes
03
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.31
16 votes
04
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
05
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
06
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.21
24 votes
07
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
08
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
09
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
10
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
11
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.11
18 votes
12
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
572 votes
13
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.1
103 votes
14
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.09
33 votes
15
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.08
292 votes
16
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.08
20 votes
17
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
199 votes
18
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.07
21 votes
19
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.07
14 votes
20
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.07
14 votes
21
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

4.07
43 votes
22
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.06
16 votes
23
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
24
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
101 votes
25
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.06
172 votes
26
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
112 votes
27
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.05
57 votes
28
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.05
96 votes
29
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.05
44 votes
30
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.04
69 votes
31
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.04
24 votes
32
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.03
30 votes
33
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
34
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.03
100 votes
35
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.03
37 votes
36
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.02
42 votes
37
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.02
26 votes
38
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.02
792 votes
39
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.01
114 votes
40
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
350 votes
41
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2142 votes
42
Amenra
Mass V

4.01
205 votes
43
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

4.01
108 votes
44
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

4
1148 votes
45
Toundra
III

4
51 votes
46
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4
38 votes
47
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4
28 votes
48
Swearin'
Swearin'

4
21 votes
49
Micachu
Never

4
20 votes
50
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

4
19 votes
51
The Darcys
Aja

4
15 votes
52
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
15 votes
53
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

4
13 votes
54
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

3.99
134 votes
55
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.99
578 votes
56
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
104 votes
57
Acres
Acres

3.98
113 votes
58
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
182 votes
59
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.98
53 votes
60
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
61
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
62
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.97
738 votes
63
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

3.97
17 votes
64
Jizue
Novel

3.97
48 votes
65
Frames
In Via

3.97
15 votes
66
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.96
154 votes
67
Alex G
Trick

3.96
25 votes
68
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.96
47 votes
69
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.96
48 votes
70
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.95
134 votes
71
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.95
39 votes
72
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
19 votes
73
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
635 votes
74
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
109 votes
75
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.94
27 votes
76
British Theatre
EP

3.94
34 votes
77
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
78
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.94
50 votes
79
Anberlin
Vital

3.94
661 votes
80
July Talk
July Talk

3.94
16 votes
81
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.94
16 votes
82
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.94
77 votes
83
Calexico
Algiers

3.93
23 votes
84
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
85
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.93
15 votes
86
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.93
85 votes
87
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
88
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.93
14 votes
89
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
14 votes
90
The Early November
In Currents

3.93
242 votes
91
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.92
1076 votes
92
Pile
Dripping

3.91
35 votes
93
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.91
23 votes
94
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.91
74 votes
95
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.91
229 votes
96
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
285 votes
97
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.9
30 votes
98
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
38 votes
99
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.89
51 votes
100
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.89
192 votes
101
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
172 votes
102
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.89
70 votes
103
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.88
570 votes
104
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
118 votes
105
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.88
21 votes
106
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.88
75 votes
107
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.88
141 votes
108
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.88
53 votes
109
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.88
24 votes
110
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
24 votes
111
Kaki King
Glow

3.88
16 votes
112
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.87
51 votes
113
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.87
253 votes
114
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.87
45 votes
115
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.87
1056 votes
116
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.86
126 votes
117
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
118
Ty Segall
Twins

3.86
112 votes
119
Gatling
Beforemath

3.86
35 votes
120
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.86
35 votes
121
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
21 votes
122
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
123
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
502 votes
124
Solterra
Umbra

3.85
54 votes
125
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.85
454 votes
126
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.85
30 votes
127
Irreversible
Ashes

3.85
20 votes
128
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.85
146 votes
129
Coasta
Sunzal

3.85
52 votes
130
Mac DeMarco
2

3.84
372 votes
131
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.84
38 votes
132
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
133
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.84
19 votes
134
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
538 votes
135
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
494 votes
136
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
590 votes
137
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.84
80 votes
138
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
179 votes
139
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.83
42 votes
140
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.83
33 votes
141
Khoma
All Erodes

3.83
18 votes
142
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.83
192 votes
143
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
584 votes
144
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
17 votes
145
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
59 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
14 votes
147
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
55 votes
148
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
416 votes
149
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
345 votes
150
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
64 votes
151
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
24 votes
152
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
153
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
154
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.81
133 votes
155
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
77 votes
156
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
61 votes
157
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.81
50 votes
158
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.81
192 votes
159
Menomena
Moms

3.81
110 votes
160
Prawn
Ships

3.81
140 votes
161
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.8
128 votes
162
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
92 votes
163
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
164
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
165
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.8
32 votes
166
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.8
91 votes
167
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
81 votes
168
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.79
17 votes
169
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.79
384 votes
170
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.79
146 votes
171
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
86 votes
172
the GazettE
Division

3.79
31 votes
173
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.79
19 votes
174
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
26 votes
175
Marriages
Kitsune

3.79
94 votes
176
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
112 votes
177
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.79
28 votes
178
Bastille
Bad Blood EP

3.79
14 votes
179
Woodkid
Run Boy Run

3.79
14 votes
180
Weird Dreams
Choreography

3.79
14 votes
181
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
182
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.78
440 votes
183
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

3.78
48 votes
184
Geographer
Myth

3.78
16 votes
185
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
186
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.78
34 votes
187
Gregory and the Hawk
Come, Now

3.78
18 votes
188
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.78
80 votes
189
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there...

3.77
77 votes
190
The Sidekicks
Awkward Breeds

3.77
50 votes
191
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.77
178 votes
192
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.77
13 votes
193
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

3.77
779 votes
194
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

3.77
219 votes
195
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.77
30 votes
196
Now, Now
Threads

3.77
128 votes
197
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.77
66 votes
198
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.76
242 votes
199
Caspian
Waking Season

3.76
157 votes
200
John K. Samson
Provincial

3.76
70 votes



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