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
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

4.31
24 votes
04
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
05
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
06
Aoria
The Constant

4.18
11 votes
07
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
08
Swans
The Seer

4.13
1022 votes
09
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.12
26 votes
10
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

4.11
406 votes
11
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.11
18 votes
12
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
13
Astronoid
November

4.11
14 votes
14
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
532 votes
15
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.1
24 votes
16
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.1
104 votes
17
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

4.1
34 votes
18
Calexico
Algiers

4.1
21 votes
19
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

4.09
16 votes
20
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.09
11 votes
21
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.09
136 votes
22
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.09
104 votes
23
Graph Rabbit
Snowblind

4.08
12 votes
24
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.08
26 votes
25
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.08
20 votes
26
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.07
260 votes
27
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
193 votes
28
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.07
21 votes
29
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.07
14 votes
30
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
31
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.06
44 votes
32
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.05
30 votes
33
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
95 votes
34
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

4.05
22 votes
35
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4.05
100 votes
36
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
160 votes
37
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.03
70 votes
38
Swearin'
Swearin'

4.03
20 votes
39
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
94 votes
40
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4.01
38 votes
41
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.01
42 votes
42
Jizue
Novel

4.01
45 votes
43
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2050 votes
44
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.01
758 votes
45
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4
352 votes
46
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

4
48 votes
47
Micachu
Never

4
20 votes
48
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

4
19 votes
49
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4
17 votes
50
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
15 votes
51
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

4
12 votes
52
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4
12 votes
53
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

4
11 votes
54
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
11 votes
55
Amenra
Mass V

4
200 votes
56
Acres
Acres

3.99
112 votes
57
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1101 votes
58
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.99
568 votes
59
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.99
172 votes
60
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
61
Hail The Sun
Elephantitis

3.98
116 votes
62
Toundra
III

3.98
47 votes
63
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
22 votes
64
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
65
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.97
707 votes
66
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.97
92 votes
67
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.97
51 votes
68
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.97
16 votes
69
St. Vincent
Krokodil

3.97
114 votes
70
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.97
148 votes
71
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
94 votes
72
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
25 votes
73
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.96
48 votes
74
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.96
106 votes
75
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.96
134 votes
76
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.95
11 votes
77
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
19 votes
78
Have Mercy (MD)
My Oldest Friend

3.94
18 votes
79
Anberlin
Vital

3.94
649 votes
80
The Early November
In Currents

3.94
240 votes
81
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.94
51 votes
82
British Theatre
EP

3.94
34 votes
83
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
84
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
617 votes
85
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.94
1044 votes
86
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.93
75 votes
87
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
88
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.93
15 votes
89
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

3.93
14 votes
90
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.93
14 votes
91
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
92
Pile
Dripping

3.92
33 votes
93
Frames
In Via

3.92
13 votes
94
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.92
275 votes
95
Town Portal
Chronopoly

3.92
12 votes
96
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
85 votes
97
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.91
23 votes
98
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.91
66 votes
99
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.91
22 votes
100
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.9
21 votes
101
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.9
224 votes
102
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.9
150 votes
103
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.9
30 votes
104
Alex G
Trick

3.9
20 votes
105
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
38 votes
106
Solterra
Umbra

3.89
50 votes
107
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.88
52 votes
108
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.88
34 votes
109
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.88
76 votes
110
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.88
236 votes
111
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.88
67 votes
112
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
117 votes
113
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.88
564 votes
114
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.88
240 votes
115
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.88
140 votes
116
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.88
52 votes
117
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
24 votes
118
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.87
1030 votes
119
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.86
74 votes
120
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.86
48 votes
121
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.86
11 votes
122
Peace
Delicious

3.86
11 votes
123
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.86
51 votes
124
Ty Segall
Twins

3.86
106 votes
125
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
500 votes
126
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
21 votes
127
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
128
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
14 votes
129
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.86
14 votes
130
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.85
31 votes
131
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.85
17 votes
132
Prawn
Ships

3.85
128 votes
133
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.85
538 votes
134
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
338 votes
135
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.84
16 votes
136
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.84
35 votes
137
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
528 votes
138
Irreversible
Ashes

3.84
19 votes
139
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
140
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.84
22 votes
141
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.84
428 votes
142
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
480 votes
143
Atoma
Skylight

3.84
183 votes
144
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.83
30 votes
145
Khoma
All Erodes

3.83
18 votes
146
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.83
15 votes
147
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

3.83
12 votes
148
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.83
32 votes
149
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.83
29 votes
150
Annabel
Youth In Youth

3.82
34 votes
151
Beach House
Bloom

3.82
561 votes
152
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.82
25 votes
153
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.82
128 votes
154
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
402 votes
155
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.82
11 votes
156
the GazettE
Division

3.82
30 votes
157
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.82
133 votes
158
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.82
19 votes
159
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
91 votes
160
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
161
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.81
190 votes
162
Coasta
Sunzal

3.81
52 votes
163
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
72 votes
164
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.81
72 votes
165
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.81
36 votes
166
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.81
18 votes
167
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
168
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.8
61 votes
169
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.8
331 votes
170
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.8
120 votes
171
toe
The Future Is Now

3.8
55 votes
172
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
173
Geographer
Myth

3.8
15 votes
174
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.8
15 votes
175
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.8
177 votes
176
Gatling
Beforemath

3.8
37 votes
177
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.8
426 votes
178
Menomena
Moms

3.79
109 votes
179
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
92 votes
180
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.79
145 votes
181
Caspian
Waking Season

3.79
149 votes
182
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.79
60 votes
183
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.79
50 votes
184
Marriages
Kitsune

3.79
94 votes
185
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.79
28 votes
186
Weird Dreams
Choreography

3.79
14 votes
187
Woodkid
Run Boy Run

3.79
14 votes
188
Bastille
Bad Blood EP

3.79
14 votes
189
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.78
81 votes
190
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.78
62 votes
191
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

3.78
215 votes
192
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.78
80 votes
193
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

3.78
32 votes
194
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
195
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.78
25 votes
196
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
197
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.78
83 votes
198
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.78
76 votes
199
Teen Suicide
I Will Be My Own Hell Because There...

3.77
70 votes
200
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.77
26 votes



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