Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.36
14 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
03
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

4.31
24 votes
04
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
05
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
06
Aoria
The Constant

4.18
11 votes
07
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
08
Swans
The Seer

4.13
1025 votes
09
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

4.12
406 votes
10
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.12
26 votes
11
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
12
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.11
18 votes
13
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
544 votes
14
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.1
24 votes
15
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.1
104 votes
16
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.1
106 votes
17
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

4.1
68 votes
18
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

4.1
40 votes
19
Calexico
Algiers

4.1
21 votes
20
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

4.09
32 votes
21
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.09
22 votes
22
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

4.09
136 votes
23
Graph Rabbit
Snowblind

4.08
12 votes
24
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.08
20 votes
25
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.07
162 votes
26
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.07
193 votes
27
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.07
21 votes
28
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
29
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.07
14 votes
30
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.07
133 votes
31
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.05
30 votes
32
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.05
44 votes
33
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

4.05
22 votes
34
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4.04
101 votes
35
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.04
26 votes
36
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
37
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.03
97 votes
38
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.03
70 votes
39
Swearin'
Swearin'

4.03
20 votes
40
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
94 votes
41
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4.01
38 votes
42
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2062 votes
43
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.01
42 votes
44
Jizue
Novel

4.01
45 votes
45
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.01
762 votes
46
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

4
48 votes
47
Micachu
Never

4
20 votes
48
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

4
19 votes
49
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
15 votes
50
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

4
12 votes
51
The Darcys
Aja

4
12 votes
52
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4
12 votes
53
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
11 votes
54
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

4
11 votes
55
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.99
350 votes
56
Amenra
Mass V

3.99
198 votes
57
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1104 votes
58
Toundra
III

3.99
48 votes
59
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.99
176 votes
60
Acres
Acres

3.99
112 votes
61
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.99
567 votes
62
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
39 votes
63
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
22 votes
64
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

3.98
121 votes
65
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
66
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.97
706 votes
67
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.97
92 votes
68
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.97
51 votes
69
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

3.97
17 votes
70
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.97
16 votes
71
St. Vincent
Krokodil

3.97
114 votes
72
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.96
94 votes
73
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
25 votes
74
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.96
148 votes
75
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.96
48 votes
76
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.96
107 votes
77
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.96
134 votes
78
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.95
11 votes
79
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.95
52 votes
80
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
19 votes
81
The Early November
In Currents

3.94
240 votes
82
British Theatre
EP

3.94
34 votes
83
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
84
Anberlin
Vital

3.94
651 votes
85
Pile
Dripping

3.94
33 votes
86
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
622 votes
87
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.94
1042 votes
88
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.93
76 votes
89
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.93
15 votes
90
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
91
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

3.93
14 votes
92
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
93
July Talk
July Talk

3.93
14 votes
94
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.93
14 votes
95
Frames
In Via

3.92
13 votes
96
Town Portal
Chronopoly

3.92
12 votes
97
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.92
273 votes
98
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.91
23 votes
99
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
85 votes
100
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.9
21 votes
101
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.9
224 votes
102
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.9
30 votes
103
Alex G
Trick

3.9
20 votes
104
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.9
67 votes
105
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
38 votes
106
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
150 votes
107
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.88
52 votes
108
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.88
17 votes
109
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.88
76 votes
110
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.88
67 votes
111
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.88
238 votes
112
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
117 votes
113
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.88
564 votes
114
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.88
140 votes
115
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.88
52 votes
116
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.88
24 votes
117
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
24 votes
118
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.87
238 votes
119
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.87
1034 votes
120
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.87
52 votes
121
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.86
74 votes
122
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.86
48 votes
123
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.86
11 votes
124
Ty Segall
Twins

3.86
106 votes
125
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
21 votes
126
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.86
14 votes
127
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
128
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
14 votes
129
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.86
500 votes
130
Solterra
Umbra

3.86
52 votes
131
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.85
31 votes
132
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.85
17 votes
133
Prawn
Ships

3.85
128 votes
134
Irreversible
Ashes

3.85
20 votes
135
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
342 votes
136
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.84
16 votes
137
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
530 votes
138
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.84
35 votes
139
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
140
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.84
434 votes
141
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.84
22 votes
142
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
553 votes
143
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
482 votes
144
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
182 votes
145
Gatling
Beforemath

3.83
36 votes
146
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.83
30 votes
147
Khoma
All Erodes

3.83
18 votes
148
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.83
15 votes
149
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

3.83
12 votes
150
Peace
Delicious

3.83
12 votes
151
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.83
32 votes
152
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.83
29 votes
153
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
62 votes
154
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.82
130 votes
155
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.82
25 votes
156
Beach House
Bloom

3.82
562 votes
157
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
402 votes
158
the GazettE
Division

3.82
30 votes
159
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.82
133 votes
160
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.82
19 votes
161
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
91 votes
162
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.81
190 votes
163
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
164
Coasta
Sunzal

3.81
52 votes
165
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.81
72 votes
166
Annabel
Youth In Youth

3.81
36 votes
167
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.81
36 votes
168
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.81
18 votes
169
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
170
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.8
330 votes
171
White Lung
Sorry

3.8
73 votes
172
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.8
120 votes
173
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
80 votes
174
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
175
Geographer
Myth

3.8
15 votes
176
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.8
15 votes
177
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.8
49 votes
178
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.79
178 votes
179
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.79
145 votes
180
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.79
60 votes
181
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.79
91 votes
182
toe
The Future Is Now

3.79
55 votes
183
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.79
430 votes
184
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
109 votes
185
Menomena
Moms

3.79
109 votes
186
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
26 votes
187
Marriages
Kitsune

3.79
94 votes
188
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

3.79
28 votes
189
Woodkid
Run Boy Run

3.79
14 votes
190
Weird Dreams
Choreography

3.79
14 votes
191
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
192
Bastille
Bad Blood EP

3.79
14 votes
193
Caspian
Waking Season

3.78
151 votes
194
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.78
81 votes
195
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.78
62 votes
196
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

3.78
215 votes
197
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.78
80 votes
198
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

3.78
32 votes
199
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
200
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes



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