Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.5
18 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
03
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.32
14 votes
04
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.28
39 votes
05
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
06
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.24
19 votes
07
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.23
26 votes
08
Jambinai
Différance

4.21
17 votes
09
flatsound
Sleep

4.2
15 votes
10
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.19
13 votes
11
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
12
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
13
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
14
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1379 votes
15
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
16
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.13
24 votes
17
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.12
181 votes
18
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
19
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
686 votes
20
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.1
62 votes
21
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
22
Pinegrove
Meridian

4.09
22 votes
23
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
24
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
25
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
26
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.07
30 votes
27
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
138 votes
28
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
29
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
101 votes
30
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.05
41 votes
31
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.05
138 votes
32
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
33
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
34
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
906 votes
35
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.03
32 votes
36
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4.03
16 votes
37
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
255 votes
38
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
17 votes
39
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
294 votes
40
Astronoid
November

4.03
36 votes
41
Toundra
III

4.03
75 votes
42
Alex G
Trick

4.02
122 votes
43
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.02
80 votes
44
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.02
27 votes
45
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.02
29 votes
46
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.01
36 votes
47
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2680 votes
48
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
48 votes
49
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
660 votes
50
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1114 votes
51
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
67 votes
52
Big Wreck
Albatross

4
40 votes
53
Crooks
Nevermore

4
24 votes
54
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
55
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4
20 votes
56
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

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

4
16 votes
58
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4
384 votes
59
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4
91 votes
60
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
116 votes
61
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
62
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
63
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.98
110 votes
64
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
192 votes
65
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
66
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
210 votes
67
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.98
42 votes
68
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.97
18 votes
69
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1411 votes
70
Jizue
Novel

3.97
53 votes
71
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.97
59 votes
72
Acres
Acres

3.96
113 votes
73
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
74
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.96
26 votes
75
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.96
26 votes
76
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
77
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.96
105 votes
78
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
743 votes
79
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
773 votes
80
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
158 votes
81
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.95
155 votes
82
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 votes
83
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.95
120 votes
84
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
85
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.94
160 votes
86
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
87
The Darcys
Aja

3.94
24 votes
88
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
89
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.93
58 votes
90
Frames
In Via

3.93
28 votes
91
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
138 votes
92
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.93
68 votes
93
Pile
Dripping

3.93
54 votes
94
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

3.92
13 votes
95
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
96
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.92
18 votes
97
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
98
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.91
261 votes
99
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
46 votes
100
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.91
17 votes
101
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
108 votes
102
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
335 votes
103
Calexico
Algiers

3.91
37 votes
104
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
82 votes
105
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
304 votes
106
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
107
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.9
15 votes
108
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.89
57 votes
109
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
206 votes
110
Told Slant
Still Water

3.89
56 votes
111
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
112
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.89
1316 votes
113
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
139 votes
114
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.88
39 votes
115
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.88
26 votes
116
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1228 votes
117
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.88
17 votes
118
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
119
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.88
33 votes
120
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.88
24 votes
121
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
122
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.88
16 votes
123
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
678 votes
124
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.87
35 votes
125
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
668 votes
126
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
127
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
128
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.86
36 votes
129
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
527 votes
130
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
131
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
132
The Antlers
Undersea

3.86
586 votes
133
Forever Came Calling
Contender

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

3.85
79 votes
135
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.85
72 votes
136
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.85
48 votes
137
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
280 votes
138
Title Fight
Floral Green

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

3.85
243 votes
140
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.85
60 votes
141
Alex G
Rules

3.85
40 votes
142
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.85
23 votes
143
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
376 votes
144
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
173 votes
145
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.84
16 votes
146
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
147
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.84
272 votes
148
Beach House
Bloom

3.84
736 votes
149
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
159 votes
150
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
151
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
152
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
153
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.83
558 votes
154
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
155
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.83
26 votes
156
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
248 votes
157
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
160 votes
158
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
159
Caspian
Waking Season

3.82
211 votes
160
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
70 votes
161
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
162
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.82
22 votes
163
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1538 votes
164
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.81
54 votes
165
Atoma
Skylight

3.81
192 votes
166
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
167
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
168
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.81
122 votes
169
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
170
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
102 votes
171
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
457 votes
172
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
173
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
174
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
175
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
222 votes
176
Prawn
Ships

3.81
160 votes
177
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
144 votes
178
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
744 votes
179
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
180
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
60 votes
181
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
30 votes
182
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.8
15 votes
183
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
134 votes
184
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
185
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
186
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.79
62 votes
187
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.79
64 votes
188
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
109 votes
189
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
92 votes
190
July Talk
July Talk

3.79
28 votes
191
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.79
14 votes
192
El-Creepo!
Aloha

3.79
14 votes
193
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.78
1106 votes
194
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.78
30 votes
195
Menomena
Moms

3.78
128 votes
196
Geographer
Myth

3.78
32 votes
197
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.78
16 votes
198
Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt
Black Is Beautiful

3.78
25 votes
199
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
276 votes
200
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.78
171 votes



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