Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.44
16 votes
02
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.4
26 votes
03
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
04
The Sky Life
Caves

4.34
24 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.33
18 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
08
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.19
16 votes
09
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
10
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
11
Swans
The Seer

4.14
1189 votes
12
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.12
17 votes
13
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.11
36 votes
14
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
15
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
606 votes
16
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
17
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.08
111 votes
18
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.08
24 votes
19
Alex G
Trick

4.08
37 votes
20
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.08
31 votes
21
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
22
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
23
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.07
113 votes
24
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
25
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
16 votes
26
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
154 votes
27
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
486 votes
28
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
114 votes
29
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.05
22 votes
30
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
36 votes
31
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
32
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
221 votes
33
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
34
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
16 votes
35
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.03
824 votes
36
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
155 votes
37
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
126 votes
38
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.02
178 votes
39
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
75 votes
40
Toundra
III

4.02
62 votes
41
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
360 votes
42
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
45 votes
43
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2295 votes
44
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4
111 votes
45
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
56 votes
46
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4
24 votes
47
Micachu
Never

4
22 votes
48
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
17 votes
49
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
16 votes
50
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
13 votes
51
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
619 votes
52
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
65 votes
53
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
105 votes
54
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
152 votes
55
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.99
56 votes
56
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.99
1262 votes
57
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.99
48 votes
58
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.98
60 votes
59
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.98
79 votes
60
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
25 votes
61
Acres
Acres

3.98
112 votes
62
Jizue
Novel

3.98
48 votes
63
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
186 votes
64
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
855 votes
65
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
172 votes
66
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.98
21 votes
67
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
68
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.97
38 votes
69
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
70
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.97
128 votes
71
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
72
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
73
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.96
52 votes
74
Told Slant
Still Water

3.96
24 votes
75
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.95
55 votes
76
Calexico
Algiers

3.95
33 votes
77
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
21 votes
78
Pile
Dripping

3.95
41 votes
79
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
692 votes
80
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
680 votes
81
British Theatre
EP

3.94
35 votes
82
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
83
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.94
134 votes
84
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.94
115 votes
85
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
86
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.94
16 votes
87
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
88
Frames
In Via

3.93
15 votes
89
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
14 votes
90
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
91
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

3.93
14 votes
92
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.93
54 votes
93
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
94
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.92
24 votes
95
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.92
18 votes
96
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
92 votes
97
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.91
17 votes
98
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.91
61 votes
99
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.91
54 votes
100
The Early November
In Currents

3.91
280 votes
101
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.91
1190 votes
102
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
296 votes
103
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.89
28 votes
104
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
46 votes
105
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.89
80 votes
106
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
75 votes
107
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
616 votes
108
Klone
The Dreamer's Hideaway

3.89
22 votes
109
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
110
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.88
186 votes
111
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.88
207 votes
112
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1098 votes
113
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.88
53 votes
114
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.88
278 votes
115
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.88
24 votes
116
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
117
Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed

3.87
40 votes
118
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
69 votes
119
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
462 votes
120
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.86
122 votes
121
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
77 votes
122
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.86
33 votes
123
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
472 votes
124
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
18 votes
125
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
126
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.86
42 votes
127
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.86
21 votes
128
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
129
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
154 votes
130
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.85
140 votes
131
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
470 votes
132
Gatling
Beforemath

3.85
34 votes
133
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.85
60 votes
134
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
135
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.84
96 votes
136
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.84
514 votes
137
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
57 votes
138
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
538 votes
139
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.84
22 votes
140
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.84
53 votes
141
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
142
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.83
21 votes
143
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.83
15 votes
144
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.83
661 votes
145
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.83
202 votes
146
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.83
101 votes
147
toe
The Future Is Now

3.83
58 votes
148
Atoma
Skylight

3.83
182 votes
149
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
20 votes
150
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.82
37 votes
151
Vattnet Viskar
Vattnet Viskar

3.82
17 votes
152
Beach House
Bloom

3.82
616 votes
153
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.82
28 votes
154
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
393 votes
155
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.82
38 votes
156
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.82
19 votes
157
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.82
412 votes
158
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
130 votes
159
Prawn
Ships

3.81
150 votes
160
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.81
16 votes
161
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
162
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
163
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.81
446 votes
164
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
63 votes
165
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.81
34 votes
166
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
26 votes
167
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
168
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
176 votes
169
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
170
Ty Segall
Twins

3.8
120 votes
171
Menomena
Moms

3.8
115 votes
172
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.8
45 votes
173
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.8
40 votes
174
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
175
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
176
Family of the Year
Loma Vista

3.8
15 votes
177
Greg Laswell
Landline

3.8
15 votes
178
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
302 votes
179
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
84 votes
180
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
181
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.8
137 votes
182
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
183
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.79
34 votes
184
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
111 votes
185
White Lung
Sorry

3.79
82 votes
186
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
88 votes
187
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.79
104 votes
188
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
28 votes
189
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
190
The Bilinda Butchers
goodbyes

3.79
14 votes
191
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
260 votes
192
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.78
474 votes
193
Marriages
Kitsune

3.78
118 votes
194
Caspian
Waking Season

3.78
165 votes
195
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
196
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.78
112 votes
197
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.78
38 votes
198
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
134 votes
199
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.78
67 votes
200
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

3.78
214 votes



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