Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.44
16 votes
02
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.4
20 votes
03
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.37
27 votes
04
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
05
The Sky Life
Caves

4.3
27 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
08
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.19
16 votes
09
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
10
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
11
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.14
18 votes
12
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
13
Swans
The Seer

4.14
1207 votes
14
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.14
37 votes
15
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
16
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.1
610 votes
17
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
18
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.08
30 votes
19
Micachu
Never

4.08
24 votes
20
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.08
24 votes
21
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.08
130 votes
22
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
23
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
24
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
25
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
117 votes
26
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
27
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
314 votes
28
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
18 votes
29
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.05
74 votes
30
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
500 votes
31
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
118 votes
32
Alex G
Trick

4.05
40 votes
33
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
180 votes
34
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
35
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
224 votes
36
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
158 votes
37
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
16 votes
38
Astronoid
November

4.03
16 votes
39
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
832 votes
40
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.02
22 votes
41
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
75 votes
42
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
128 votes
43
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2314 votes
44
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4.01
109 votes
45
Big Wreck
Albatross

4.01
37 votes
46
Toundra
III

4.01
63 votes
47
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
362 votes
48
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4
57 votes
49
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
56 votes
50
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4
47 votes
51
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4
24 votes
52
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

4
20 votes
53
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
18 votes
54
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
17 votes
55
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
14 votes
56
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
624 votes
57
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
66 votes
58
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
105 votes
59
Jizue
Novel

3.99
50 votes
60
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.99
48 votes
61
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1289 votes
62
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
174 votes
63
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.98
81 votes
64
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.98
152 votes
65
Acres
Acres

3.98
112 votes
66
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.98
22 votes
67
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
924 votes
68
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
190 votes
69
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
70
Frames
In Via

3.97
16 votes
71
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
72
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.97
130 votes
73
Pile
Dripping

3.97
43 votes
74
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
75
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.96
28 votes
76
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.96
27 votes
77
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.96
64 votes
78
Calexico
Algiers

3.95
33 votes
79
Told Slant
Still Water

3.95
22 votes
80
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
21 votes
81
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.95
114 votes
82
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
696 votes
83
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.95
55 votes
84
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
695 votes
85
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
86
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
87
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
88
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
133 votes
89
British Theatre
EP

3.93
35 votes
90
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
21 votes
91
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
92
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.92
300 votes
93
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
94
Paws
Cokefloat!

3.92
24 votes
95
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.91
61 votes
96
The Early November
In Currents

3.91
286 votes
97
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.91
55 votes
98
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.91
16 votes
99
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.9
1216 votes
100
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.9
53 votes
101
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

3.89
19 votes
102
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.89
28 votes
103
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.89
95 votes
104
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
46 votes
105
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
622 votes
106
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.89
80 votes
107
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
108
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.88
77 votes
109
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
110
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1122 votes
111
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.88
25 votes
112
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.88
188 votes
113
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
114
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
70 votes
115
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.87
54 votes
116
Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed

3.87
40 votes
117
Klone
The Dreamer's Hideaway

3.87
23 votes
118
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.87
210 votes
119
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
472 votes
120
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.86
125 votes
121
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
33 votes
122
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
479 votes
123
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
76 votes
124
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
54 votes
125
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.86
61 votes
126
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
127
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.86
21 votes
128
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.86
14 votes
129
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
130
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
160 votes
131
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
282 votes
132
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
514 votes
133
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.85
40 votes
134
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
142 votes
135
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
136
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.85
36 votes
137
toe
The Future Is Now

3.84
61 votes
138
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
516 votes
139
Ty Segall
Twins

3.84
126 votes
140
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
548 votes
141
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.84
285 votes
142
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
58 votes
143
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.83
430 votes
144
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
208 votes
145
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.83
54 votes
146
Kaki King
Glow

3.83
36 votes
147
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.83
33 votes
148
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.83
30 votes
149
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.83
30 votes
150
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
151
Zulu Winter
Language

3.83
18 votes
152
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.83
15 votes
153
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.83
23 votes
154
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
647 votes
155
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
677 votes
156
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
184 votes
157
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.82
37 votes
158
Gatling
Beforemath

3.82
34 votes
159
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.82
22 votes
160
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
397 votes
161
Prawn
Ships

3.82
152 votes
162
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.82
19 votes
163
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
27 votes
164
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
210 votes
165
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
134 votes
166
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
167
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.81
16 votes
168
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
169
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
63 votes
170
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
171
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
450 votes
172
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.8
46 votes
173
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
174
Irreversible
Ashes

3.8
20 votes
175
Greg Laswell
Landline

3.8
15 votes
176
Menomena
Moms

3.8
117 votes
177
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
302 votes
178
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.8
184 votes
179
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.8
37 votes
180
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
108 votes
181
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
182
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
183
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.79
82 votes
184
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.79
138 votes
185
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.79
114 votes
186
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
121 votes
187
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
83 votes
188
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
90 votes
189
Caspian
Waking Season

3.79
168 votes
190
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.79
42 votes
191
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
28 votes
192
The Bilinda Butchers
goodbyes

3.79
14 votes
193
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
194
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
286 votes
195
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
260 votes
196
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.78
114 votes
197
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
198
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.78
474 votes
199
Liars
WIXIW

3.77
115 votes
200
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.77
126 votes



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