Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


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

4.38
13 votes
02
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.36
14 votes
03
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
04
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.31
16 votes
05
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.21
24 votes
08
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
09
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
10
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
11
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.11
18 votes
12
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
13
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
580 votes
14
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.09
104 votes
15
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.09
33 votes
16
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.08
60 votes
17
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
201 votes
18
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.07
298 votes
19
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.07
21 votes
20
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.07
21 votes
21
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.07
14 votes
22
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

4.07
43 votes
23
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
101 votes
24
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.06
16 votes
25
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
26
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.06
100 votes
27
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.06
51 votes
28
Told Slant
Still Water

4.06
18 votes
29
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
112 votes
30
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
172 votes
31
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.05
44 votes
32
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
37 votes
33
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.04
27 votes
34
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.03
44 votes
35
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.03
30 votes
36
Astronoid
November

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

4.03
16 votes
38
Toundra
III

4.03
50 votes
39
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.02
70 votes
40
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.02
792 votes
41
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.02
114 votes
42
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.02
26 votes
43
Amenra
Mass V

4.01
203 votes
44
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4.01
41 votes
45
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
352 votes
46
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2165 votes
47
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

4
1157 votes
48
Swearin'
Swearin'

4
21 votes
49
Micachu
Never

4
20 votes
50
The Darcys
Aja

4
18 votes
51
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
15 votes
52
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
14 votes
53
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

4
13 votes
54
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

4
112 votes
55
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
56
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.99
575 votes
57
Acres
Acres

3.99
112 votes
58
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
107 votes
59
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
182 votes
60
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
759 votes
61
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
80 votes
62
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
63
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
64
Jizue
Novel

3.97
48 votes
65
Frames
In Via

3.97
15 votes
66
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
67
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.96
55 votes
68
Alex G
Trick

3.96
27 votes
69
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.96
47 votes
70
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.96
48 votes
71
Calexico
Algiers

3.96
24 votes
72
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
20 votes
73
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.95
39 votes
74
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
649 votes
75
British Theatre
EP

3.94
35 votes
76
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.94
52 votes
77
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
78
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.94
135 votes
79
Anberlin
Vital

3.94
666 votes
80
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
112 votes
81
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.94
16 votes
82
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.94
16 votes
83
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.93
15 votes
84
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
85
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.93
85 votes
86
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.93
1086 votes
87
Woods of Ypres
Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light

3.93
133 votes
88
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
89
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
14 votes
90
The Early November
In Currents

3.93
242 votes
91
Pile
Dripping

3.91
35 votes
92
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.91
23 votes
93
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
289 votes
94
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.9
55 votes
95
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.9
570 votes
96
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
38 votes
97
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.89
28 votes
98
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
174 votes
99
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.89
193 votes
100
July Talk
July Talk

3.89
18 votes
101
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
119 votes
102
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.89
70 votes
103
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
26 votes
104
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.88
129 votes
105
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
106
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.88
21 votes
107
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.88
21 votes
108
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.88
142 votes
109
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.88
53 votes
110
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
75 votes
111
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.87
255 votes
112
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.87
51 votes
113
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.87
1058 votes
114
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.87
45 votes
115
Solterra
Umbra

3.87
56 votes
116
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.86
74 votes
117
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
500 votes
118
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
119
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
459 votes
120
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.86
42 votes
121
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.86
35 votes
122
Gatling
Beforemath

3.86
35 votes
123
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
124
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
380 votes
125
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.85
31 votes
126
Kaki King
Glow

3.85
17 votes
127
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
538 votes
128
Irreversible
Ashes

3.85
20 votes
129
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.85
152 votes
130
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.85
497 votes
131
Coasta
Sunzal

3.85
52 votes
132
Ty Segall
Twins

3.84
116 votes
133
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
134
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.84
19 votes
135
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
602 votes
136
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.84
52 votes
137
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.83
33 votes
138
Khoma
All Erodes

3.83
18 votes
139
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.83
18 votes
140
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
587 votes
141
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
179 votes
142
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.83
80 votes
143
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.83
40 votes
144
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.82
97 votes
145
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
17 votes
146
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
412 votes
147
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
59 votes
148
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
14 votes
149
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.82
25 votes
150
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.82
191 votes
151
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.82
60 votes
152
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.81
54 votes
153
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.81
134 votes
154
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
24 votes
155
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
156
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
157
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
348 votes
158
Menomena
Moms

3.81
110 votes
159
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
65 votes
160
Prawn
Ships

3.81
140 votes
161
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.81
380 votes
162
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.8
128 votes
163
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
164
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
165
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.8
32 votes
166
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
81 votes
167
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
294 votes
168
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.8
93 votes
169
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.79
78 votes
170
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.79
17 votes
171
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
87 votes
172
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
111 votes
173
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
79 votes
174
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.79
19 votes
175
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
26 votes
176
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.79
28 votes
177
Weird Dreams
Choreography

3.79
14 votes
178
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
179
Caspian
Waking Season

3.78
159 votes
180
Marriages
Kitsune

3.78
96 votes
181
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.78
96 votes
182
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

3.78
48 votes
183
Geographer
Myth

3.78
16 votes
184
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
185
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.78
446 votes
186
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.78
79 votes
187
Gregory and the Hawk
Come, Now

3.78
18 votes
188
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.77
244 votes
189
Now, Now
Threads

3.77
130 votes
190
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.77
184 votes
191
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

3.77
219 votes
192
Foxing
Old Songs

3.77
24 votes
193
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

3.77
787 votes
194
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.77
26 votes
195
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.77
13 votes
196
John K. Samson
Provincial

3.77
71 votes
197
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.77
66 votes
198
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.76
1000 votes
199
Annabel
Youth In Youth

3.76
38 votes
200
Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt
Black Is Beautiful

3.76
19 votes



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