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
Ninth Paradise
Ninth Paradise

4.3
15 votes
04
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

4.28
728 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.27
13 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.25
24 votes
08
Jambinai
Différance

4.23
20 votes
09
Aoria
The Constant

4.21
14 votes
10
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.2
20 votes
11
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
12
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1476 votes
13
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
14
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.13
24 votes
15
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.13
16 votes
16
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
17
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.1
720 votes
18
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
19
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.08
13 votes
20
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
21
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
22
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
156 votes
23
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.05
197 votes
24
The Sky Life
Caves

4.05
28 votes
25
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
26
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
113 votes
27
Sarah Blasko
I Awake

4.04
13 votes
28
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.04
198 votes
29
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
484 votes
30
Planning for Burial
Quietly

4.03
45 votes
31
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.03
15 votes
32
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.03
326 votes
33
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
17 votes
34
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.01
201 votes
35
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.01
142 votes
36
Amenra
Mass V

4.01
270 votes
37
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2874 votes
38
(Sandy) Alex G
Trick

4
222 votes
39
Jizue
Novel

4
61 votes
40
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4
32 votes
41
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4
30 votes
42
The Darcys
Aja

4
27 votes
43
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
44
Astronoid
November

4
21 votes
45
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
18 votes
46
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4
17 votes
47
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

4
14 votes
48
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4
1241 votes
49
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
693 votes
50
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.99
827 votes
51
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

3.99
76 votes
52
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.99
210 votes
53
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

3.99
51 votes
54
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.99
43 votes
55
Toundra
III

3.99
79 votes
56
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.99
99 votes
57
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.99
34 votes
58
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

3.99
67 votes
59
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
60
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.98
52 votes
61
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.98
154 votes
62
flatsound
Sleep

3.98
25 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
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.98
250 votes
68
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.97
90 votes
69
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

3.97
17 votes
70
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.97
1495 votes
71
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

3.97
94 votes
72
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.97
116 votes
73
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.96
28 votes
74
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.96
81 votes
75
Anberlin
Vital

3.96
775 votes
76
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
77
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.96
406 votes
78
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.95
62 votes
79
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.95
178 votes
80
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

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

3.94
18 votes
82
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
83
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.94
78 votes
84
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

3.94
43 votes
85
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.94
34 votes
86
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.94
34 votes
87
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

3.94
134 votes
88
Swain
Repent. Repeat.

3.94
16 votes
89
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
90
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.94
222 votes
91
Pinegrove
Meridian

3.93
30 votes
92
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.93
356 votes
93
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.93
37 votes
94
Acres
Acres

3.93
120 votes
95
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.93
170 votes
96
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.92
65 votes
97
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

3.92
26 votes
98
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.92
44 votes
99
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
100
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.92
61 votes
101
The Early November
In Currents

3.92
316 votes
102
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.92
24 votes
103
British Theatre
EP

3.91
35 votes
104
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.91
143 votes
105
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.91
17 votes
106
Told Slant
Still Water

3.91
56 votes
107
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.91
114 votes
108
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
54 votes
109
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
376 votes
110
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.91
16 votes
111
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.9
20 votes
112
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
113
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.9
148 votes
114
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.9
708 votes
115
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.9
605 votes
116
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.89
56 votes
117
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
214 votes
118
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
155 votes
119
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.89
18 votes
120
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.89
1294 votes
121
Frames
In Via

3.88
30 votes
122
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
123
Pile
Dripping

3.88
64 votes
124
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
704 votes
125
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.87
78 votes
126
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.87
133 votes
127
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
128
Mac DeMarco
2

3.87
822 votes
129
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
79 votes
130
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.87
15 votes
131
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.87
93 votes
132
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

3.87
26 votes
133
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.87
26 votes
134
Lone Wolf
The Lovers

3.86
22 votes
135
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.86
36 votes
136
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.86
50 votes
137
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.86
28 votes
138
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
139
Flood of Red
They Must Be Building Something

3.86
14 votes
140
Kitten
Cut It Out

3.86
14 votes
141
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
142
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.86
90 votes
143
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
190 votes
144
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
602 votes
145
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.85
17 votes
146
Beach House
Bloom

3.85
1586 votes
147
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
37 votes
148
Lambchop
Mr. M

3.85
30 votes
149
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.85
20 votes
150
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
288 votes
151
Yowie
Damning With Faint Praise

3.85
13 votes
152
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.85
260 votes
153
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.84
272 votes
154
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
176 votes
155
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
156
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.84
597 votes
157
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
59 votes
158
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.84
83 votes
159
Caspian
Waking Season

3.84
235 votes
160
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.83
422 votes
161
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.83
135 votes
162
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

3.83
24 votes
163
Motion City Soundtrack
Making Moves

3.83
18 votes
164
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
165
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.83
152 votes
166
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
71 votes
167
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.82
610 votes
168
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
197 votes
169
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.82
31 votes
170
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1730 votes
171
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.82
28 votes
172
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.82
14 votes
173
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.82
128 votes
174
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.82
611 votes
175
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
19 votes
176
Ty Segall
Twins

3.82
168 votes
177
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
494 votes
178
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
179
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.81
93 votes
180
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.81
29 votes
181
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
242 votes
182
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
183
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
184
Delicate Steve
Positive Force

3.81
13 votes
185
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
186
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
538 votes
187
Prawn
Ships

3.8
162 votes
188
Now, Now
Threads

3.8
181 votes
189
Klone
The Dreamer's Hideaway

3.8
28 votes
190
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
60 votes
191
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.8
15 votes
192
White Lung
Sorry

3.8
112 votes
193
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.8
42 votes
194
toe
The Future Is Now

3.8
76 votes
195
Irreversible
Ashes

3.8
22 votes
196
Geographer
Myth

3.79
34 votes
197
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.79
1186 votes
198
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.79
158 votes
199
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.79
31 votes
200
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.79
230 votes



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