Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.58
24 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
03
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.27
13 votes
04
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.25
24 votes
06
Jambinai
Différance

4.24
19 votes
07
Aoria
The Constant

4.21
14 votes
08
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.2
20 votes
09
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
10
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
11
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1463 votes
12
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
13
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.13
15 votes
14
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.13
24 votes
15
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
16
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.1
718 votes
17
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
18
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
19
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
20
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
152 votes
21
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.05
194 votes
22
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.05
140 votes
23
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
24
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.04
314 votes
25
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.04
194 votes
26
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
112 votes
27
Alex G
Trick

4.04
136 votes
28
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
475 votes
29
Planning for Burial
Quietly

4.03
30 votes
30
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.03
15 votes
31
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

4.03
16 votes
32
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
17 votes
33
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
199 votes
34
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.02
66 votes
35
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.02
126 votes
36
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.02
33 votes
37
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
265 votes
38
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.01
92 votes
39
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2849 votes
40
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.01
74 votes
41
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1222 votes
42
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
688 votes
43
Jizue
Novel

4
61 votes
44
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4
31 votes
45
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4
30 votes
46
The Darcys
Aja

4
27 votes
47
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
48
Astronoid
November

4
21 votes
49
Ninth Paradise
Ninth Paradise

4
18 votes
50
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
51
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4
17 votes
52
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

4
14 votes
53
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4
96 votes
54
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.99
210 votes
55
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

3.99
49 votes
56
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.99
88 votes
57
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
43 votes
58
Toundra
III

3.99
78 votes
59
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
60
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
61
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.98
50 votes
62
flatsound
Sleep

3.98
24 votes
63
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

3.98
24 votes
64
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
65
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

3.98
44 votes
66
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.98
21 votes
67
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1484 votes
68
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.97
116 votes
69
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.96
28 votes
70
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.96
222 votes
71
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.96
78 votes
72
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.96
404 votes
73
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.96
244 votes
74
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
75
Anberlin
Vital

3.96
772 votes
76
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

3.95
43 votes
77
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.95
62 votes
78
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.95
31 votes
79
Pinegrove
Meridian

3.95
29 votes
80
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.94
81 votes
81
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
18 votes
82
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
83
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.94
160 votes
84
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
85
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
86
Swain
Repent. Repeat.

3.94
16 votes
87
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.94
176 votes
88
Acres
Acres

3.93
118 votes
89
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.93
36 votes
90
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.93
354 votes
91
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.92
65 votes
92
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

3.92
26 votes
93
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.92
71 votes
94
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
95
The Early November
In Currents

3.92
314 votes
96
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.92
141 votes
97
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.92
60 votes
98
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.92
24 votes
99
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
100
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.91
17 votes
101
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
102
Told Slant
Still Water

3.91
56 votes
103
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
113 votes
104
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.91
43 votes
105
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.9
52 votes
106
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
372 votes
107
Frames
In Via

3.9
30 votes
108
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
109
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.9
20 votes
110
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.9
15 votes
111
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.9
699 votes
112
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
113
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
214 votes
114
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.89
600 votes
115
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.89
1282 votes
116
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
117
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
152 votes
118
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
119
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.88
16 votes
120
Pile
Dripping

3.87
63 votes
121
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
698 votes
122
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
123
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.87
15 votes
124
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

3.87
26 votes
125
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
126
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.86
74 votes
127
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.86
133 votes
128
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.86
36 votes
129
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.86
36 votes
130
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
772 votes
131
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.86
50 votes
132
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
78 votes
133
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
134
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
135
Kitten
Cut It Out

3.86
14 votes
136
Flood of Red
They Must Be Building Something

3.86
14 votes
137
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.86
90 votes
138
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.85
17 votes
139
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
259 votes
140
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
189 votes
141
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
600 votes
142
Lone Wolf
The Lovers

3.85
20 votes
143
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.85
20 votes
144
Beach House
Bloom

3.85
1550 votes
145
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.85
89 votes
146
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
285 votes
147
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.84
540 votes
148
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
149
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.84
595 votes
150
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
59 votes
151
Dope Body
Natural History

3.84
69 votes
152
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.84
83 votes
153
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
172 votes
154
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.83
418 votes
155
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

3.83
24 votes
156
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
157
Caspian
Waking Season

3.83
233 votes
158
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.83
135 votes
159
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
197 votes
160
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
161
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.82
604 votes
162
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
163
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.82
128 votes
164
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.82
150 votes
165
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
830 votes
166
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.82
608 votes
167
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.82
232 votes
168
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
19 votes
169
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
19 votes
170
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
492 votes
171
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
172
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
173
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.81
93 votes
174
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.81
29 votes
175
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
176
Lambchop
Mr. M

3.81
29 votes
177
Ty Segall
Twins

3.81
168 votes
178
Irreversible
Ashes

3.81
21 votes
179
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
180
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
181
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
182
Yowie
Damning With Faint Praise

3.81
13 votes
183
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
226 votes
184
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
518 votes
185
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
186
Prawn
Ships

3.8
162 votes
187
White Lung
Sorry

3.8
111 votes
188
Botanist
III: Doom in Bloom / Allies

3.8
15 votes
189
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.8
15 votes
190
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.8
154 votes
191
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.8
42 votes
192
toe
The Future Is Now

3.8
76 votes
193
Now, Now
Threads

3.79
178 votes
194
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.79
1180 votes
195
Geographer
Myth

3.79
34 votes
196
Coasta
Sunzal

3.79
58 votes
197
The Seeking
Yours Forever

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

3.79
136 votes
199
Shojoskip
Cosodorokitsune

3.79
14 votes
200
Johnny Foreigner
NAMES

3.79
14 votes



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