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

4.27
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

4.21
17 votes
10
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
11
The Sky Life
Caves

4.18
24 votes
12
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
13
Swans
The Seer

4.15
1387 votes
14
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
15
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

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
182 votes
18
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
19
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
690 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
44 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
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.07
14 votes
26
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
27
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.07
30 votes
28
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

4.05
28 votes
29
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
106 votes
30
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
120 votes
31
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.05
138 votes
32
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
33
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

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

4.03
910 votes
35
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
299 votes
36
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.03
32 votes
37
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

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

4.03
17 votes
39
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
187 votes
40
Toundra
III

4.03
75 votes
41
Alex G
Trick

4.02
122 votes
42
Amenra
Mass V

4.02
257 votes
43
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.02
82 votes
44
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.02
29 votes
45
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.01
36 votes
46
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2702 votes
47
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.01
43 votes
48
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
49 votes
49
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1129 votes
50
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
662 votes
51
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4
120 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
Astronoid
November

4
19 votes
57
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
58
Absent Hearts
August Earth

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

4
93 votes
60
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.99
386 votes
61
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

3.99
69 votes
62
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
154 votes
63
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
64
Jizue
Novel

3.98
54 votes
65
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.98
27 votes
66
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
194 votes
67
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
23 votes
68
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.98
112 votes
69
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.98
44 votes
70
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.97
18 votes
71
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1426 votes
72
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.97
212 votes
73
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.97
59 votes
74
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.96
28 votes
75
Acres
Acres

3.96
113 votes
76
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.96
78 votes
77
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
78
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
160 votes
79
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
777 votes
80
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
748 votes
81
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

3.95
19 votes
82
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
83
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.94
316 votes
84
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
33 votes
85
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.94
168 votes
86
The Darcys
Aja

3.94
24 votes
87
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
88
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.94
216 votes
89
Frames
In Via

3.93
28 votes
90
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.93
138 votes
91
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.93
68 votes
92
Told Slant
Still Water

3.93
54 votes
93
Pile
Dripping

3.93
54 votes
94
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.92
125 votes
95
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

3.92
13 votes
96
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
97
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.92
60 votes
98
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.92
18 votes
99
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
100
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
46 votes
101
Suis La Lune
Riala

3.91
264 votes
102
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

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

3.91
108 votes
104
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
350 votes
105
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.9
57 votes
106
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.9
82 votes
107
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
306 votes
108
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
109
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.9
15 votes
110
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.9
15 votes
111
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
206 votes
112
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
113
Calexico
Algiers

3.89
37 votes
114
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
141 votes
115
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.89
40 votes
116
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.89
1236 votes
117
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.88
1326 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
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
121
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.88
33 votes
122
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.88
24 votes
123
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.88
20 votes
124
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.88
16 votes
125
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.87
35 votes
126
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
77 votes
127
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
672 votes
128
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
692 votes
129
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
130
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.86
36 votes
131
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.86
74 votes
132
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
533 votes
133
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
134
Flood of Red
They Must Be Building Something

3.86
14 votes
135
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
136
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

3.86
14 votes
137
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.86
80 votes
138
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.86
555 votes
139
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.85
48 votes
140
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
588 votes
141
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
280 votes
142
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.85
17 votes
143
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.85
80 votes
144
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.85
60 votes
145
Alex G
Rules

3.85
40 votes
146
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
176 votes
147
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
246 votes
148
Anna Von Hausswolff
Ceremony

3.85
23 votes
149
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.85
273 votes
150
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.85
379 votes
151
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
164 votes
152
Beach House
Bloom

3.84
740 votes
153
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
154
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
564 votes
155
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
21 votes
156
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
157
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.83
18 votes
158
Solterra
Umbra

3.83
59 votes
159
Dope Body
Natural History

3.83
68 votes
160
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
162 votes
161
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
162
toe
The Future Is Now

3.82
71 votes
163
Caspian
Waking Season

3.82
219 votes
164
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.82
252 votes
165
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
166
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1550 votes
167
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.82
22 votes
168
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.81
27 votes
169
Atoma
Skylight

3.81
192 votes
170
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
171
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.81
16 votes
172
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.81
122 votes
173
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
174
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
175
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
176
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
177
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
103 votes
178
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
216 votes
179
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
226 votes
180
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
498 votes
181
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
459 votes
182
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
183
Prawn
Ships

3.8
162 votes
184
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
60 votes
185
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.8
30 votes
186
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.8
15 votes
187
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.79
136 votes
188
Geographer
Myth

3.79
34 votes
189
Gatling
Beforemath

3.79
34 votes
190
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.79
58 votes
191
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.79
62 votes
192
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
92 votes
193
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.79
56 votes
194
The End of the Ocean
In Excelsis

3.79
14 votes
195
July Talk
July Talk

3.79
14 votes
196
El-Creepo!
Aloha

3.79
14 votes
197
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.78
1112 votes
198
Menomena
Moms

3.78
129 votes
199
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.78
138 votes
200
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.78
110 votes



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