Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

Genre:  Year:  

01
Radical Face
Always Gold

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

Rating: 4.34
19 votes
03
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

Rating: 4.27
22 votes
04
Meraki
Meraki

Rating: 4.27
15 votes
05
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

Rating: 4.25
18 votes
06
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
07
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
08
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

Rating: 4.17
12 votes
09
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

Rating: 4.16
29 votes
10
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

Rating: 4.15
24 votes
11
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

Rating: 4.14
28 votes
12
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
13
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

Rating: 4.11
102 votes
14
Astronoid
November

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
15
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

Rating: 4.1
392 votes
16
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

Rating: 4.1
20 votes
17
Hammock
Departure Songs

Rating: 4.1
514 votes
18
Calexico
Algiers

Rating: 4.1
21 votes
19
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

Rating: 4.09
106 votes
20
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
21
Zazen Boys
Stories

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
22
Graph Rabbit
Snowblind

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
23
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

Rating: 4.08
13 votes
24
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
25
MC Tristan
The End of The World

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
26
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
27
Hop Along
Get Disowned

Rating: 4.07
186 votes
28
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

Rating: 4.07
134 votes
29
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

Rating: 4.07
254 votes
30
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

Rating: 4.06
43 votes
31
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
32
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

Rating: 4.05
41 votes
33
Keaton Henson
Dear...

Rating: 4.05
148 votes
34
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

Rating: 4.04
92 votes
35
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

Rating: 4.03
16 votes
36
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Rating: 4.03
68 votes
37
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

Rating: 4.03
19 votes
38
Swearin'
Swearin'

Rating: 4.03
20 votes
39
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

Rating: 4.02
42 votes
40
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

Rating: 4.01
39 votes
41
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

Rating: 4.01
160 votes
42
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

Rating: 4.01
90 votes
43
Jizue
Novel

Rating: 4.01
46 votes
44
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

Rating: 4.01
1996 votes
45
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

Rating: 4.01
748 votes
46
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Rating: 4
1081 votes
47
Acres
Acres

Rating: 4
109 votes
48
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

Rating: 4
48 votes
49
Big Wreck
Albatross

Rating: 4
38 votes
50
Micachu
Never

Rating: 4
20 votes
51
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

Rating: 4
18 votes
52
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

Rating: 4
16 votes
53
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

Rating: 4
15 votes
54
Lost in Kiev
Motions

Rating: 4
12 votes
55
Town Portal
Chronopoly

Rating: 4
12 votes
56
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

Rating: 4
12 votes
57
Whirr/Anne
Split

Rating: 4
12 votes
58
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

Rating: 4
11 votes
59
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

Rating: 4
11 votes
60
Amenra
Mass V

Rating: 3.99
199 votes
61
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

Rating: 3.99
567 votes
62
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Rating: 3.98
93 votes
63
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

Rating: 3.98
350 votes
64
Tame Impala
Lonerism

Rating: 3.98
687 votes
65
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

Rating: 3.98
46 votes
66
Toundra
III

Rating: 3.98
46 votes
67
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

Rating: 3.98
42 votes
68
St. Vincent
Krokodil

Rating: 3.98
108 votes
69
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

Rating: 3.98
20 votes
70
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
71
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

Rating: 3.97
88 votes
72
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

Rating: 3.96
148 votes
73
Janus
Nox Aeris

Rating: 3.96
134 votes
74
Peace
Delicious

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
75
Hail The Sun
Elephantitis

Rating: 3.96
114 votes
76
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

Rating: 3.95
94 votes
77
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

Rating: 3.95
19 votes
78
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

Rating: 3.95
47 votes
79
British Theatre
EP

Rating: 3.94
34 votes
80
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
81
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

Rating: 3.94
76 votes
82
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

Rating: 3.94
1036 votes
83
The Early November
In Currents

Rating: 3.94
240 votes
84
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
85
Anberlin
Vital

Rating: 3.94
620 votes
86
Anathema
Weather Systems

Rating: 3.94
595 votes
87
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

Rating: 3.93
15 votes
88
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

Rating: 3.93
15 votes
89
Call Me No One
Last Parade

Rating: 3.93
29 votes
90
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
91
Kap Bambino
Devotion

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
92
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

Rating: 3.93
84 votes
93
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

Rating: 3.92
269 votes
94
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
95
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
96
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

Rating: 3.91
51 votes
97
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

Rating: 3.91
22 votes
98
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

Rating: 3.91
64 votes
99
Pile
Dripping

Rating: 3.91
32 votes
100
The Seeking
Yours Forever

Rating: 3.9
21 votes
101
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

Rating: 3.9
146 votes
102
My Chemical Romance
Number One

Rating: 3.9
96 votes
103
Suis La Lune
Riala

Rating: 3.89
218 votes
104
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

Rating: 3.89
225 votes
105
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

Rating: 3.89
36 votes
106
Alex G
Trick

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
107
Kishi Bashi
151a

Rating: 3.88
220 votes
108
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

Rating: 3.88
76 votes
109
Grizzly Bear
Shields

Rating: 3.88
1016 votes
110
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

Rating: 3.88
556 votes
111
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

Rating: 3.88
53 votes
112
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
113
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
114
Solterra
Umbra

Rating: 3.87
47 votes
115
Mac DeMarco
2

Rating: 3.87
312 votes
116
Irreversible
Ashes

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
117
Merchandise
Children of Desire

Rating: 3.87
49 votes
118
Forever Came Calling
Contender

Rating: 3.87
67 votes
119
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

Rating: 3.86
74 votes
120
Frames
In Via

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
121
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

Rating: 3.86
494 votes
122
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

Rating: 3.86
46 votes
123
Prawn
Ships

Rating: 3.86
120 votes
124
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

Rating: 3.86
1042 votes
125
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

Rating: 3.86
35 votes
126
Kaki King
Glow

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
127
Glocca Morra
Just Married

Rating: 3.85
110 votes
128
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

Rating: 3.85
137 votes
129
Ty Segall
Twins

Rating: 3.85
102 votes
130
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

Rating: 3.85
17 votes
131
The Antlers
Undersea

Rating: 3.85
500 votes
132
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
133
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

Rating: 3.84
29 votes
134
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

Rating: 3.84
64 votes
135
Annabel
Youth In Youth

Rating: 3.84
32 votes
136
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
137
Maserati
Maserati VII

Rating: 3.84
19 votes
138
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

Rating: 3.84
470 votes
139
Yellowcard
Southern Air

Rating: 3.84
417 votes
140
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

Rating: 3.83
24 votes
141
Kraftklub
Mit K

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
142
Khoma
All Erodes

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
143
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
144
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

Rating: 3.83
29 votes
145
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

Rating: 3.83
128 votes
146
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
147
Balmorhea
Stranger

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
148
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
149
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

Rating: 3.82
86 votes
150
Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
151
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

Rating: 3.82
60 votes
152
Beach House
Bloom

Rating: 3.82
547 votes
153
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
154
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
155
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

Rating: 3.82
396 votes
156
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

Rating: 3.81
181 votes
157
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
158
Teen Suicide
hymns

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
159
Purity Ring
Shrines

Rating: 3.81
320 votes
160
Coasta
Sunzal

Rating: 3.81
52 votes
161
The Walkmen
Heaven

Rating: 3.81
132 votes
162
White Lung
Sorry

Rating: 3.8
64 votes
163
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
164
the GazettE
Division

Rating: 3.8
28 votes
165
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

Rating: 3.8
61 votes
166
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

Rating: 3.8
48 votes
167
Menomena
Moms

Rating: 3.8
108 votes
168
Zulu Winter
Language

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
169
Geographer
Myth

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
170
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

Rating: 3.8
209 votes
171
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

Rating: 3.79
408 votes
172
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

Rating: 3.79
34 votes
173
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

Rating: 3.79
58 votes
174
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

Rating: 3.79
29 votes
175
Liars
WIXIW

Rating: 3.79
106 votes
176
Caspian
Waking Season

Rating: 3.79
142 votes
177
Teen Suicide
I Will Be My Own Hell Because There...

Rating: 3.79
120 votes
178
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

Rating: 3.79
80 votes
179
The Gathering
Disclosure

Rating: 3.79
91 votes
180
Weird Dreams
Choreography

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
181
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
182
Glocca Morra
An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
183
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

Rating: 3.79
170 votes
184
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

Rating: 3.78
106 votes
185
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

Rating: 3.78
145 votes
186
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

Rating: 3.78
32 votes
187
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon

Rating: 3.78
75 votes
188
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

Rating: 3.78
25 votes
189
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

Rating: 3.78
27 votes
190
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

Rating: 3.78
83 votes
191
Gatling
Beforemath

Rating: 3.78
38 votes
192
toe
The Future Is Now

Rating: 3.77
51 votes
193
Guided by Voices
Class Clown Spots A UFO

Rating: 3.77
62 votes
194
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

Rating: 3.77
70 votes
195
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

Rating: 3.77
747 votes
196
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

Rating: 3.77
26 votes
197
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
198
Jack White
Blunderbuss

Rating: 3.77
485 votes
199
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

Rating: 3.77
15 votes
200
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

Rating: 3.77
15 votes



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