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

4.35
37 votes
05
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
06
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.32
14 votes
07
flatsound
Sleep

4.32
14 votes
08
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
09
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.24
19 votes
10
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.23
26 votes
11
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
12
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.19
13 votes
13
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
14
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
15
Jambinai
Différance

4.17
15 votes
16
Swans
The Seer

4.15
1371 votes
17
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
18
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.14
60 votes
19
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.13
24 votes
20
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.12
684 votes
21
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
22
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.12
178 votes
23
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.1
20 votes
24
Pinegrove
Meridian

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
30 votes
30
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.06
100 votes
31
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
139 votes
32
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
33
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.05
41 votes
34
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.05
69 votes
35
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
36
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
37
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.04
28 votes
38
Toundra
III

4.03
75 votes
39
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.03
32 votes
40
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4.03
16 votes
41
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
287 votes
42
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
892 votes
43
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

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

4.03
17 votes
45
Astronoid
November

4.03
36 votes
46
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
251 votes
47
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.02
80 votes
48
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.02
27 votes
49
Alex G
Trick

4.02
120 votes
50
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.01
36 votes
51
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
48 votes
52
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2655 votes
53
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
656 votes
54
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1101 votes
55
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
66 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
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

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

4
91 votes
61
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.99
190 votes
62
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
116 votes
63
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
64
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
65
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
66
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.98
110 votes
67
Crooks
Nevermore

3.98
25 votes
68
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
69
Jizue
Novel

3.97
53 votes
70
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
208 votes
71
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1404 votes
72
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.97
17 votes
73
Acres
Acres

3.97
113 votes
74
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.96
14 votes
75
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
76
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.96
26 votes
77
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
154 votes
78
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
79
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
764 votes
80
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
742 votes
81
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.95
40 votes
82
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
158 votes
83
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.95
152 votes
84
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 votes
85
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.95
102 votes
86
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.95
120 votes
87
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.95
55 votes
88
Frames
In Via

3.94
27 votes
89
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
90
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
25 votes
91
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
92
The Darcys
Aja

3.94
16 votes
93
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
94
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
137 votes
95
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.93
67 votes
96
Pile
Dripping

3.93
52 votes
97
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.93
58 votes
98
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

3.92
13 votes
99
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
100
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.92
259 votes
101
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
102
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
46 votes
103
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.91
34 votes
104
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
105
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.91
16 votes
106
Calexico
Algiers

3.91
37 votes
107
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
84 votes
108
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.9
106 votes
109
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
304 votes
110
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
331 votes
111
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
112
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.9
15 votes
113
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
206 votes
114
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
115
Told Slant
Still Water

3.89
56 votes
116
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.89
56 votes
117
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.89
1310 votes
118
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.88
39 votes
119
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
120
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
138 votes
121
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
122
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1214 votes
123
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
124
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.88
25 votes
125
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.88
33 votes
126
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.88
24 votes
127
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
128
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.88
16 votes
129
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
664 votes
130
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.87
35 votes
131
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
132
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
660 votes
133
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.87
79 votes
134
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
135
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.86
22 votes
136
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
522 votes
137
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.86
77 votes
138
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
139
The Antlers
Undersea

3.86
586 votes
140
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
73 votes
141
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.85
48 votes
142
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
174 votes
143
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
242 votes
144
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
155 votes
145
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
556 votes
146
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.85
545 votes
147
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.85
60 votes
148
Alex G
Rules

3.85
40 votes
149
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.85
271 votes
150
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.84
373 votes
151
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.84
16 votes
152
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
153
Beach House
Bloom

3.84
734 votes
154
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.83
553 votes
155
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
156
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
157
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
158
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
159
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
158 votes
160
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.83
58 votes
161
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
243 votes
162
toe
The Future Is Now

3.83
69 votes
163
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
164
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
165
Paws
Cokefloat!

3.82
28 votes
166
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.82
22 votes
167
Caspian
Waking Season

3.82
208 votes
168
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.81
1534 votes
169
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
170
Parquet Courts
Light Up Gold

3.81
132 votes
171
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
172
Atoma
Skylight

3.81
191 votes
173
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
452 votes
174
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
210 votes
175
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
176
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
177
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
178
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
101 votes
179
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
222 votes
180
Prawn
Ships

3.81
160 votes
181
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
216 votes
182
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
183
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
492 votes
184
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.8
120 votes
185
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
60 votes
186
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
30 votes
187
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.8
15 votes
188
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
134 votes
189
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
190
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
191
Dope Body
Natural History

3.79
65 votes
192
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.79
64 votes
193
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
109 votes
194
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.79
52 votes
195
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
92 votes
196
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
126 votes
197
July Talk
July Talk

3.79
28 votes
198
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.79
14 votes
199
El-Creepo!
Aloha

3.79
14 votes
200
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.78
37 votes



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