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

4.38
24 votes
03
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
04
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.33
18 votes
05
The Sky Life
Caves

4.31
21 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
Swans
The Seer

4.14
1174 votes
10
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
11
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.14
22 votes
12
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.12
17 votes
13
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
14
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

4.11
14 votes
15
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.11
33 votes
16
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.1
606 votes
17
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.1
29 votes
18
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
19
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.09
109 votes
20
Zazen Boys
Stories

4.07
14 votes
21
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.07
15 votes
22
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
23
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
16 votes
24
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
302 votes
25
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.05
111 votes
26
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
472 votes
27
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.05
21 votes
28
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.04
112 votes
29
Alex G
Trick

4.04
35 votes
30
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
36 votes
31
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.04
24 votes
32
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.04
26 votes
33
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
34
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.04
53 votes
35
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4.04
14 votes
36
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.03
178 votes
37
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
38
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
219 votes
39
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4.03
151 votes
40
Toundra
III

4.03
60 votes
41
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
69 votes
42
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.02
812 votes
43
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.02
124 votes
44
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
358 votes
45
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2279 votes
46
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
45 votes
47
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
56 votes
48
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

4
27 votes
49
Micachu
Never

4
22 votes
50
Swearin'
Swearin'

4
20 votes
51
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
17 votes
52
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
16 votes
53
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
608 votes
54
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
64 votes
55
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
104 votes
56
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

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

3.99
1255 votes
58
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.99
110 votes
59
Acres
Acres

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

3.98
79 votes
61
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.98
50 votes
62
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.98
124 votes
63
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
25 votes
64
Jizue
Novel

3.98
48 votes
65
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
832 votes
66
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
184 votes
67
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.98
46 votes
68
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.98
170 votes
69
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
70
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.97
59 votes
71
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.97
38 votes
72
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
73
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
74
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
75
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.96
55 votes
76
Calexico
Algiers

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

3.95
21 votes
78
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
687 votes
79
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.94
672 votes
80
British Theatre
EP

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

3.94
17 votes
82
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.94
134 votes
83
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
84
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.94
16 votes
85
Pile
Dripping

3.94
39 votes
86
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
87
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
88
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
21 votes
89
Frames
In Via

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
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.93
114 votes
94
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
88 votes
95
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
96
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.92
18 votes
97
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.92
1134 votes
98
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.91
55 votes
99
Told Slant
Still Water

3.91
22 votes
100
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.91
59 votes
101
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
294 votes
102
The Early November
In Currents

3.9
266 votes
103
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.9
40 votes
104
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.89
28 votes
105
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.89
46 votes
106
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
120 votes
107
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.89
80 votes
108
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
75 votes
109
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
614 votes
110
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.88
202 votes
111
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.88
52 votes
112
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.88
180 votes
113
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
114
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.88
34 votes
115
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1086 votes
116
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
117
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
456 votes
118
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.87
272 votes
119
Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed

3.87
40 votes
120
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
69 votes
121
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.87
23 votes
122
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
148 votes
123
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.86
77 votes
124
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
472 votes
125
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
18 votes
126
Mac DeMarco
2

3.86
444 votes
127
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.86
32 votes
128
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
129
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.86
136 votes
130
Gatling
Beforemath

3.85
34 votes
131
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.85
20 votes
132
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
133
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.85
513 votes
134
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.85
170 votes
135
The Antlers
Undersea

3.84
536 votes
136
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
57 votes
137
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.84
53 votes
138
toe
The Future Is Now

3.84
56 votes
139
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.84
28 votes
140
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.84
59 votes
141
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
648 votes
142
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.83
99 votes
143
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.83
36 votes
144
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
145
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
609 votes
146
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
20 votes
147
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.83
20 votes
148
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.82
199 votes
149
Vattnet Viskar
Vattnet Viskar

3.82
17 votes
150
Ty Segall
Twins

3.82
118 votes
151
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
14 votes
152
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
180 votes
153
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.82
660 votes
154
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
388 votes
155
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.82
38 votes
156
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.82
19 votes
157
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.82
130 votes
158
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.82
406 votes
159
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
62 votes
160
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
161
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
162
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.81
21 votes
163
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.81
34 votes
164
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.81
13 votes
165
Peace
Delicious

3.81
13 votes
166
Menomena
Moms

3.81
114 votes
167
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
168
Prawn
Ships

3.8
148 votes
169
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
300 votes
170
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.8
45 votes
171
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
172
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.8
25 votes
173
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
174
Family of the Year
Loma Vista

3.8
15 votes
175
Greg Laswell
Landline

3.8
15 votes
176
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.8
136 votes
177
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
84 votes
178
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
179
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
180
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.79
90 votes
181
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.79
34 votes
182
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
110 votes
183
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
88 votes
184
Marriages
Kitsune

3.79
114 votes
185
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.79
38 votes
186
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
112 votes
187
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.79
28 votes
188
The Bilinda Butchers
goodbyes

3.79
14 votes
189
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.79
14 votes
190
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.79
470 votes
191
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.78
102 votes
192
Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

3.78
258 votes
193
White Lung
Sorry

3.78
81 votes
194
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
195
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.78
18 votes
196
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.78
112 votes
197
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
134 votes
198
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.78
67 votes
199
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.78
138 votes
200
Caspian
Waking Season

3.77
165 votes



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