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
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.42
13 votes
05
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
06
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.34
35 votes
07
flatsound
Sleep

4.29
14 votes
08
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
09
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.24
19 votes
10
Pinegrove
Meridian

4.22
16 votes
11
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.21
28 votes
12
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
13
Jambinai
Différance

4.19
13 votes
14
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
15
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.18
59 votes
16
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
17
Swans
The Seer

4.15
1354 votes
18
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.14
14 votes
19
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
20
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
21
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.12
682 votes
22
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
23
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.11
172 votes
24
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

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
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
28
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
29
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.07
15 votes
30
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
138 votes
31
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
32
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
100 votes
33
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.05
176 votes
34
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
35
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.04
182 votes
36
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.04
25 votes
37
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
38
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
42 votes
39
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.04
28 votes
40
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
285 votes
41
Toundra
III

4.03
75 votes
42
Absent Hearts
August Earth

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

4.03
17 votes
44
Astronoid
November

4.03
36 votes
45
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
880 votes
46
Alex G
Trick

4.03
120 votes
47
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
251 votes
48
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.02
79 votes
49
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.02
68 votes
50
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2632 votes
51
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.01
65 votes
52
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4
49 votes
53
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4
35 votes
54
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4
32 votes
55
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
56
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
57
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

4
15 votes
58
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
656 votes
59
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1081 votes
60
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4
378 votes
61
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4
91 votes
62
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
156 votes
63
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
64
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
116 votes
65
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

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

3.98
32 votes
67
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
180 votes
68
Crooks
Nevermore

3.98
24 votes
69
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
70
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1398 votes
71
Jizue
Novel

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

3.97
17 votes
73
Acres
Acres

3.97
113 votes
74
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
206 votes
75
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.96
99 votes
76
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.96
14 votes
77
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
78
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
154 votes
79
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
80
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.96
24 votes
81
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.96
151 votes
82
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
758 votes
83
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.95
40 votes
84
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
739 votes
85
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
156 votes
86
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 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
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
119 votes
91
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
25 votes
92
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
93
The Darcys
Aja

3.94
24 votes
94
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
95
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
136 votes
96
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.93
15 votes
97
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.93
67 votes
98
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.93
58 votes
99
Pile
Dripping

3.93
50 votes
100
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

3.92
13 votes
101
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
104 votes
102
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.92
259 votes
103
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
104
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.92
24 votes
105
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
106
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
46 votes
107
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.91
34 votes
108
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
109
Calexico
Algiers

3.91
37 votes
110
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
84 votes
111
Told Slant
Still Water

3.9
52 votes
112
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
113
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.9
15 votes
114
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
329 votes
115
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.9
202 votes
116
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
306 votes
117
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
118
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.89
1308 votes
119
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
137 votes
120
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.88
39 votes
121
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
122
Paws
Cokefloat!

3.88
26 votes
123
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
124
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1206 votes
125
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.88
25 votes
126
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
127
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
648 votes
128
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
70 votes
129
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.87
35 votes
130
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
131
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
658 votes
132
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
133
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
516 votes
134
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.86
77 votes
135
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.86
22 votes
136
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.86
80 votes
137
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
138
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
139
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.86
14 votes
140
The Antlers
Undersea

3.86
586 votes
141
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.85
72 votes
142
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
154 votes
143
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.85
263 votes
144
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.85
54 votes
145
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.85
545 votes
146
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
278 votes
147
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.85
60 votes
148
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
241 votes
149
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
172 votes
150
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.85
23 votes
151
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
369 votes
152
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.84
16 votes
153
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
154
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
548 votes
155
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
729 votes
156
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
156 votes
157
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.83
27 votes
158
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
159
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
160
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
161
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
162
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
243 votes
163
Klone
The Dreamer's Hideaway

3.83
26 votes
164
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
165
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.82
22 votes
166
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.82
204 votes
167
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
68 votes
168
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
27 votes
169
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.81
1528 votes
170
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
171
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
451 votes
172
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
173
Caspian
Waking Season

3.81
207 votes
174
Atoma
Skylight

3.81
192 votes
175
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
176
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
177
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
178
Prawn
Ships

3.81
160 votes
179
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
216 votes
180
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
492 votes
181
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.8
46 votes
182
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
183
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.8
222 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
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
86 votes
188
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
189
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
190
Alex G
Rules

3.79
38 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
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
97 votes
195
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.79
52 votes
196
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
92 votes
197
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.79
132 votes
198
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
126 votes
199
July Talk
July Talk

3.79
28 votes
200
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.79
14 votes



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