Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.5
20 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
03
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.32
14 votes
04
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.25
24 votes
06
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.25
20 votes
07
Jambinai
Différance

4.25
18 votes
08
Aoria
The Constant

4.23
13 votes
09
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.2
20 votes
10
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
11
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
12
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.17
15 votes
13
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1407 votes
14
flatsound
Sleep

4.15
20 votes
15
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
16
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.13
24 votes
17
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
18
Pinegrove
Meridian

4.11
23 votes
19
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
706 votes
20
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.1
62 votes
21
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.08
193 votes
22
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.08
39 votes
23
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
24
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
25
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
26
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.07
30 votes
27
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.05
138 votes
28
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
108 votes
29
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
30
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.04
193 votes
31
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.04
190 votes
32
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.04
124 votes
33
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.04
305 votes
34
Sarah Blasko
I Awake

4.04
13 votes
35
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.04
145 votes
36
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.04
42 votes
37
Big Wreck
Albatross

4.04
42 votes
38
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
462 votes
39
Planning for Burial
Quietly

4.03
30 votes
40
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.03
15 votes
41
Alex G
Trick

4.03
128 votes
42
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

4.03
16 votes
43
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
17 votes
44
Toundra
III

4.03
76 votes
45
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.02
45 votes
46
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
257 votes
47
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.02
32 votes
48
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2755 votes
49
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.01
94 votes
50
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4.01
1166 votes
51
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.01
85 votes
52
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
672 votes
53
Saint Motel
Voyeur

4
48 votes
54
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4
30 votes
55
The Darcys
Aja

4
27 votes
56
Crooks
Nevermore

4
24 votes
57
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
58
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4
20 votes
59
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
60
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4
17 votes
61
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

3.99
71 votes
62
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
124 votes
63
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

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

3.99
154 votes
65
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.99
200 votes
66
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
67
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.98
112 votes
68
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
69
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
214 votes
70
Astronoid
November

3.98
20 votes
71
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.97
394 votes
72
Jizue
Novel

3.97
56 votes
73
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1439 votes
74
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.97
59 votes
75
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.96
28 votes
76
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
77
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
754 votes
78
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
32 votes
79
Acres
Acres

3.95
115 votes
80
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
793 votes
81
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.95
114 votes
82
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.95
19 votes
83
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 votes
84
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.94
81 votes
85
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
86
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.94
160 votes
87
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.94
174 votes
88
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
89
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
90
Swain
Repent. Repeat.

3.94
16 votes
91
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.94
163 votes
92
Frames
In Via

3.93
29 votes
93
Pile
Dripping

3.93
57 votes
94
Told Slant
Still Water

3.93
54 votes
95
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.92
59 votes
96
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.92
140 votes
97
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
98
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.92
68 votes
99
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.92
60 votes
100
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.92
24 votes
101
The Early November
In Currents

3.92
308 votes
102
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
103
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
104
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
109 votes
105
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.91
128 votes
106
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
357 votes
107
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
108
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.9
15 votes
109
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.9
48 votes
110
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.89
19 votes
111
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
112
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.89
14 votes
113
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

3.89
14 votes
114
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
144 votes
115
Calexico
Algiers

3.89
37 votes
116
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
208 votes
117
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.89
1254 votes
118
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.89
40 votes
119
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.89
1344 votes
120
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

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

3.88
17 votes
122
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.88
84 votes
123
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.88
42 votes
124
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
125
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.88
572 votes
126
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.88
33 votes
127
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
128
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.88
16 votes
129
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
674 votes
130
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
704 votes
131
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
132
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.87
15 votes
133
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
134
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.86
36 votes
135
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.86
36 votes
136
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.86
18 votes
137
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
74 votes
138
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.86
50 votes
139
Flood of Red
They Must Be Building Something

3.86
14 votes
140
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
141
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
142
The Antlers
Undersea

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

3.85
248 votes
144
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
283 votes
145
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
185 votes
146
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.85
571 votes
147
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
394 votes
148
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.85
81 votes
149
Dope Body
Natural History

3.84
69 votes
150
Beach House
Bloom

3.84
747 votes
151
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.84
83 votes
152
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
153
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.84
19 votes
154
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.84
22 votes
155
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
171 votes
156
Alex G
Rules

3.83
42 votes
157
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
158
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
159
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.83
574 votes
160
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
161
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
258 votes
162
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.83
282 votes
163
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
166 votes
164
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
165
Caspian
Waking Season

3.82
221 votes
166
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
167
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
194 votes
168
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1568 votes
169
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.81
27 votes
170
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
226 votes
171
toe
The Future Is Now

3.81
72 votes
172
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
173
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
174
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.81
122 votes
175
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
176
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.81
26 votes
177
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
178
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
179
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
180
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.81
13 votes
181
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
504 votes
182
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
216 votes
183
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
473 votes
184
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
138 votes
185
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.8
66 votes
186
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.8
33 votes
187
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
188
Prawn
Ships

3.8
162 votes
189
White Lung
Sorry

3.8
108 votes
190
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
30 votes
191
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.8
93 votes
192
Geographer
Myth

3.79
34 votes
193
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
194
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
195
Coasta
Sunzal

3.79
58 votes
196
Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

3.79
24 votes
197
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
184 votes
198
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.79
19 votes
199
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.79
140 votes
200
El-Creepo!
Aloha

3.79
14 votes



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