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
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.4
20 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.38
24 votes
06
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
07
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.28
16 votes
08
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
09
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.23
35 votes
10
The Sky Life
Caves

4.22
20 votes
11
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
12
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.19
16 votes
13
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.17
52 votes
14
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
15
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
16
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
17
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.12
153 votes
18
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.12
654 votes
19
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
20
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.11
18 votes
21
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.1
20 votes
22
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
23
Alex G
Trick

4.09
52 votes
24
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.08
126 votes
25
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
26
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

4.07
150 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
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.07
23 votes
30
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
330 votes
31
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
32
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.05
40 votes
33
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
536 votes
34
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
198 votes
35
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
36
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.04
172 votes
37
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
38
Amenra
Mass V

4.04
237 votes
39
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.04
28 votes
40
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.03
32 votes
41
Astronoid
November

4.03
16 votes
42
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

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

4.03
17 votes
44
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.02
22 votes
45
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.02
22 votes
46
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.02
370 votes
47
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.02
67 votes
48
Toundra
III

4.01
69 votes
49
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.01
75 votes
50
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2437 votes
51
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

4.01
252 votes
52
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.01
63 votes
53
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4
109 votes
54
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4
49 votes
55
Told Slant
Still Water

4
32 votes
56
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
20 votes
57
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

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

4
640 votes
59
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1008 votes
60
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
61
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.99
87 votes
62
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
63
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
176 votes
64
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
28 votes
65
Jizue
Novel

3.98
51 votes
66
Crooks
Nevermore

3.98
25 votes
67
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.98
44 votes
68
Frames
In Via

3.98
21 votes
69
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

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

3.97
1351 votes
71
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

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

3.97
17 votes
73
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.97
17 votes
74
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
200 votes
75
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.97
15 votes
76
Acres
Acres

3.97
113 votes
77
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.97
29 votes
78
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.96
14 votes
79
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

3.96
14 votes
80
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
148 votes
81
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.96
53 votes
82
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
83
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.96
13 votes
84
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
85
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
722 votes
86
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.95
20 votes
87
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
712 votes
88
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.94
17 votes
89
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.94
17 votes
90
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.94
150 votes
91
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
25 votes
92
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
114 votes
93
The Darcys
Aja

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

3.94
16 votes
95
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
16 votes
96
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.93
23 votes
97
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
135 votes
98
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.93
57 votes
99
British Theatre
EP

3.93
35 votes
100
Paws
Cokefloat!

3.92
26 votes
101
Pile
Dripping

3.92
48 votes
102
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
103
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.92
254 votes
104
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
23 votes
105
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
106
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.91
32 votes
107
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
84 votes
108
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.9
31 votes
109
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
314 votes
110
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.9
103 votes
111
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.9
55 votes
112
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.9
54 votes
113
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.9
1252 votes
114
The Early November
In Currents

3.89
298 votes
115
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
134 votes
116
Calexico
Algiers

3.89
35 votes
117
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
192 votes
118
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
119
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
120
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1164 votes
121
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.88
36 votes
122
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
123
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
70 votes
124
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
125
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
638 votes
126
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.87
23 votes
127
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.87
65 votes
128
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
604 votes
129
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.87
76 votes
130
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
131
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
33 votes
132
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
271 votes
133
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
493 votes
134
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
166 votes
135
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
136
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
137
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.86
14 votes
138
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.86
14 votes
139
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.86
38 votes
140
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.86
230 votes
141
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
69 votes
142
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.86
238 votes
143
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
570 votes
144
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
344 votes
145
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.85
68 votes
146
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
34 votes
147
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
152 votes
148
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.85
520 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.84
16 votes
150
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.84
56 votes
151
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.83
539 votes
152
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
150 votes
153
Kaki King
Glow

3.83
36 votes
154
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
155
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
156
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
157
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
158
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
220 votes
159
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
708 votes
160
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
58 votes
161
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.83
1448 votes
162
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
188 votes
163
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.83
60 votes
164
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
204 votes
165
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
64 votes
166
Prawn
Ships

3.82
154 votes
167
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
430 votes
168
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
27 votes
169
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
170
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
171
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
192 votes
172
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
216 votes
173
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
174
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
175
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.81
13 votes
176
El-Creepo!
Aloha

3.81
13 votes
177
Caspian
Waking Season

3.81
194 votes
178
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.8
46 votes
179
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
28 votes
180
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
476 votes
181
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.8
50 votes
182
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
183
Woodkid
Run Boy Run

3.8
20 votes
184
Greg Laswell
Landline

3.8
15 votes
185
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.8
92 votes
186
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
90 votes
187
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
102 votes
188
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
189
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.79
17 votes
190
Coasta
Sunzal

3.79
58 votes
191
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.79
304 votes
192
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.79
84 votes
193
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
148 votes
194
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
114 votes
195
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.79
63 votes
196
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
28 votes
197
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.79
28 votes
198
The Bilinda Butchers
goodbyes

3.79
14 votes
199
Now, Now
Threads

3.79
156 votes
200
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.78
116 votes



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