Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.44
27 votes
02
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.44
16 votes
03
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.4
20 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
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
10
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
11
Swans
The Seer

4.14
1199 votes
12
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

4.13
15 votes
13
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.13
36 votes
14
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.12
17 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
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.08
24 votes
19
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.08
121 votes
20
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.08
117 votes
21
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.08
31 votes
22
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
23
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
24
Alex G
Trick

4.07
38 votes
25
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
26
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
18 votes
27
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.05
310 votes
28
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
494 votes
29
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
116 votes
30
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
36 votes
31
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
32
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
830 votes
33
Amenra
Mass V

4.04
222 votes
34
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
35
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
157 votes
36
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
16 votes
37
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
189 votes
38
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.02
22 votes
39
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.02
178 votes
40
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
75 votes
41
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4.01
110 votes
42
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2306 votes
43
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
360 votes
44
Toundra
III

4.01
62 votes
45
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4
58 votes
46
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
56 votes
47
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4
47 votes
48
Micachu
Never

4
22 votes
49
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
18 votes
50
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
17 votes
51
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
14 votes
52
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
13 votes
53
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
622 votes
54
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
66 votes
55
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
105 votes
56
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.99
63 votes
57
Jizue
Novel

3.99
50 votes
58
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.99
48 votes
59
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1280 votes
60
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
152 votes
61
Acres
Acres

3.98
112 votes
62
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

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

3.98
79 votes
64
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
904 votes
65
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
26 votes
66
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
186 votes
67
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.98
21 votes
68
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
69
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.97
38 votes
70
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
71
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
72
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.97
130 votes
73
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
74
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.95
53 votes
75
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.95
55 votes
76
Told Slant
Still Water

3.95
22 votes
77
Pile
Dripping

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

3.95
21 votes
79
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
696 votes
80
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.95
115 votes
81
Calexico
Algiers

3.94
34 votes
82
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
83
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
691 votes
84
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.94
135 votes
85
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
86
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
87
Frames
In Via

3.93
15 votes
88
British Theatre
EP

3.93
35 votes
89
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
21 votes
90
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
91
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

3.93
14 votes
92
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.92
26 votes
93
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.92
299 votes
94
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
93 votes
95
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
96
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.92
18 votes
97
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.91
61 votes
98
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.91
1212 votes
99
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.91
54 votes
100
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.91
16 votes
101
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.9
52 votes
102
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
286 votes
103
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

3.89
19 votes
104
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.89
28 votes
105
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
620 votes
106
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
46 votes
107
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.89
80 votes
108
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.89
31 votes
109
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
75 votes
110
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1114 votes
111
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.88
186 votes
112
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.88
54 votes
113
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.88
24 votes
114
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
115
Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed

3.87
40 votes
116
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
69 votes
117
Klone
The Dreamer's Hideaway

3.87
23 votes
118
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
474 votes
119
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.87
282 votes
120
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.87
210 votes
121
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.86
122 votes
122
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
476 votes
123
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
77 votes
124
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
33 votes
125
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
54 votes
126
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
127
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.86
21 votes
128
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
129
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.86
143 votes
130
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
494 votes
131
Gatling
Beforemath

3.85
34 votes
132
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.85
285 votes
133
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
158 votes
134
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.85
60 votes
135
toe
The Future Is Now

3.85
60 votes
136
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
137
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.84
48 votes
138
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
57 votes
139
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
546 votes
140
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
515 votes
141
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.84
203 votes
142
Kaki King
Glow

3.83
36 votes
143
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
144
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.83
21 votes
145
Zulu Winter
Language

3.83
18 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.83
15 votes
147
Prawn
Ships

3.83
154 votes
148
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.83
669 votes
149
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
627 votes
150
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.83
40 votes
151
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
20 votes
152
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.82
37 votes
153
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
183 votes
154
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.82
104 votes
155
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.82
28 votes
156
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
394 votes
157
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.82
418 votes
158
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.82
19 votes
159
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
130 votes
160
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.81
16 votes
161
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
162
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
163
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
63 votes
164
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
450 votes
165
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.81
34 votes
166
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
26 votes
167
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
168
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.8
46 votes
169
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
170
Ty Segall
Twins

3.8
120 votes
171
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.8
40 votes
172
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
173
Greg Laswell
Landline

3.8
15 votes
174
Family of the Year
Loma Vista

3.8
15 votes
175
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.8
180 votes
176
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
302 votes
177
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
178
Menomena
Moms

3.8
115 votes
179
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.8
137 votes
180
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
181
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.79
39 votes
182
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
90 votes
183
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.79
34 votes
184
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
106 votes
185
Caspian
Waking Season

3.79
165 votes
186
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
83 votes
187
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
118 votes
188
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
28 votes
189
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
190
The Bilinda Butchers
goodbyes

3.79
14 votes
191
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
260 votes
192
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.78
23 votes
193
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
280 votes
194
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.78
114 votes
195
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.78
82 votes
196
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
197
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.77
222 votes
198
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.77
1030 votes
199
Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

3.77
22 votes
200
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.77
478 votes



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