Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

Genre:  Year:  

01
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

Rating: 4.36
21 votes
02
Radical Face
Always Gold

Rating: 4.36
14 votes
03
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

Rating: 4.34
19 votes
04
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

Rating: 4.27
22 votes
05
Meraki
Meraki

Rating: 4.27
15 votes
06
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
07
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

Rating: 4.16
29 votes
08
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
09
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

Rating: 4.15
24 votes
10
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
11
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

Rating: 4.11
18 votes
12
Astronoid
November

Rating: 4.11
14 votes
13
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

Rating: 4.1
104 votes
14
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

Rating: 4.1
403 votes
15
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

Rating: 4.1
20 votes
16
Calexico
Algiers

Rating: 4.1
21 votes
17
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
18
Hammock
Departure Songs

Rating: 4.09
520 votes
19
Ben Howard
The Burgh Island EP

Rating: 4.09
33 votes
20
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

Rating: 4.09
104 votes
21
Graph Rabbit
Snowblind

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
22
Zazen Boys
Stories

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
23
Hop Along
Get Disowned

Rating: 4.08
190 votes
24
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

Rating: 4.08
134 votes
25
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

Rating: 4.08
20 votes
26
MC Tristan
The End of The World

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
27
Self Defense Family
Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
28
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
29
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

Rating: 4.06
127 votes
30
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

Rating: 4.06
43 votes
31
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
32
Keaton Henson
Dear...

Rating: 4.05
156 votes
33
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

Rating: 4.05
41 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
70 votes
37
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

Rating: 4.02
21 votes
38
Jizue
Novel

Rating: 4.02
45 votes
39
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

Rating: 4.01
39 votes
40
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

Rating: 4.01
756 votes
41
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

Rating: 4.01
2018 votes
42
Acres
Acres

Rating: 4
109 votes
43
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

Rating: 4
92 votes
44
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

Rating: 4
48 votes
45
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

Rating: 4
48 votes
46
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

Rating: 4
41 votes
47
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

Rating: 4
20 votes
48
Micachu
Never

Rating: 4
20 votes
49
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

Rating: 4
15 votes
50
Captives
My Eyes Are Open

Rating: 4
12 votes
51
Town Portal
Chronopoly

Rating: 4
12 votes
52
Lost in Kiev
Motions

Rating: 4
12 votes
53
Whirr/Anne
Split

Rating: 4
12 votes
54
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

Rating: 4
11 votes
55
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

Rating: 4
11 votes
56
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Rating: 4
1090 votes
57
Amenra
Mass V

Rating: 3.99
200 votes
58
Big Wreck
Albatross

Rating: 3.99
39 votes
59
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

Rating: 3.99
570 votes
60
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

Rating: 3.99
354 votes
61
Toundra
III

Rating: 3.98
46 votes
62
Swearin'
Swearin'

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
63
Tame Impala
Lonerism

Rating: 3.98
697 votes
64
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

Rating: 3.98
20 votes
65
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Rating: 3.97
94 votes
66
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

Rating: 3.97
172 votes
67
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
68
St. Vincent
Krokodil

Rating: 3.97
110 votes
69
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

Rating: 3.97
90 votes
70
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

Rating: 3.96
94 votes
71
Hail The Sun
Elephantitis

Rating: 3.96
115 votes
72
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

Rating: 3.96
148 votes
73
Peace
Delicious

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
74
Janus
Nox Aeris

Rating: 3.96
134 votes
75
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

Rating: 3.95
19 votes
76
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

Rating: 3.95
47 votes
77
Have Mercy (MD)
My Oldest Friend

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
78
British Theatre
EP

Rating: 3.94
34 votes
79
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
80
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

Rating: 3.94
76 votes
81
Anathema
Weather Systems

Rating: 3.94
601 votes
82
The Early November
In Currents

Rating: 3.94
240 votes
83
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

Rating: 3.94
48 votes
84
Bastille
Bad Blood EP

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
85
Anberlin
Vital

Rating: 3.93
641 votes
86
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

Rating: 3.93
1048 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
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
90
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
91
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

Rating: 3.93
85 votes
92
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

Rating: 3.92
269 votes
93
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

Rating: 3.92
36 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
Frames
In Via

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
97
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

Rating: 3.92
65 votes
98
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

Rating: 3.91
52 votes
99
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

Rating: 3.91
22 votes
100
Pile
Dripping

Rating: 3.91
32 votes
101
The Seeking
Yours Forever

Rating: 3.9
21 votes
102
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

Rating: 3.9
146 votes
103
Suis La Lune
Riala

Rating: 3.9
225 votes
104
Call Me No One
Last Parade

Rating: 3.9
30 votes
105
Solterra
Umbra

Rating: 3.89
50 votes
106
Alex G
Trick

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
107
My Chemical Romance
Number One

Rating: 3.89
98 votes
108
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

Rating: 3.88
228 votes
109
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

Rating: 3.88
76 votes
110
Kishi Bashi
151a

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

Rating: 3.88
53 votes
112
Grizzly Bear
Shields

Rating: 3.87
1022 votes
113
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

Rating: 3.87
562 votes
114
Forever Came Calling
Contender

Rating: 3.87
67 votes
115
Irreversible
Ashes

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
116
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

Rating: 3.86
74 votes
117
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

Rating: 3.86
47 votes
118
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

Rating: 3.86
21 votes
119
Kaki King
Glow

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
120
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
121
Duality and the Republic
Uno

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
122
Glocca Morra
Just Married

Rating: 3.86
115 votes
123
Ty Segall
Twins

Rating: 3.86
104 votes
124
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

Rating: 3.86
138 votes
125
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

Rating: 3.85
496 votes
126
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

Rating: 3.85
17 votes
127
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

Rating: 3.85
1050 votes
128
Merchandise
Children of Desire

Rating: 3.85
50 votes
129
Prawn
Ships

Rating: 3.85
124 votes
130
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

Rating: 3.84
29 votes
131
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

Rating: 3.84
64 votes
132
Annabel
Youth In Youth

Rating: 3.84
32 votes
133
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

Rating: 3.84
16 votes
134
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

Rating: 3.84
35 votes
135
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

Rating: 3.84
38 votes
136
Maserati
Maserati VII

Rating: 3.84
19 votes
137
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

Rating: 3.84
22 votes
138
Atoma
Skylight

Rating: 3.84
182 votes
139
The Antlers
Undersea

Rating: 3.84
512 votes
140
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

Rating: 3.83
24 votes
141
Khoma
All Erodes

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
142
Kraftklub
Mit K

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
143
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
144
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
145
Yellowcard
Southern Air

Rating: 3.83
425 votes
146
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

Rating: 3.83
477 votes
147
Mac DeMarco
2

Rating: 3.83
330 votes
148
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

Rating: 3.83
130 votes
149
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

Rating: 3.83
29 votes
150
Balmorhea
Stranger

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
151
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
152
White Lung
Sorry

Rating: 3.82
69 votes
153
Little Comets
Life Is Elsewhere

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
154
Beach House
Bloom

Rating: 3.82
555 votes
155
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

Rating: 3.82
87 votes
156
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
157
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
158
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

Rating: 3.82
600 votes
159
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

Rating: 3.81
182 votes
160
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

Rating: 3.81
112 votes
161
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
162
the GazettE
Division

Rating: 3.81
29 votes
163
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

Rating: 3.81
60 votes
164
Coasta
Sunzal

Rating: 3.81
52 votes
165
Purity Ring
Shrines

Rating: 3.81
326 votes
166
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
167
Teen Suicide
I Will Be My Own Hell Because There...

Rating: 3.8
132 votes
168
The Walkmen
Heaven

Rating: 3.8
132 votes
169
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

Rating: 3.8
48 votes
170
Zulu Winter
Language

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
171
Geographer
Myth

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
172
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

Rating: 3.8
418 votes
173
Menomena
Moms

Rating: 3.8
109 votes
174
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

Rating: 3.8
59 votes
175
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

Rating: 3.8
61 votes
176
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

Rating: 3.79
34 votes
177
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

Rating: 3.79
174 votes
178
Caspian
Waking Season

Rating: 3.79
142 votes
179
The Gathering
Disclosure

Rating: 3.79
91 votes
180
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

Rating: 3.79
145 votes
181
Liars
WIXIW

Rating: 3.79
106 votes
182
You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude

Rating: 3.79
214 votes
183
Tall Ships
Everything Touching

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
184
Weird Dreams
Choreography

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
185
Glocca Morra
An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
186
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

Rating: 3.78
81 votes
187
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

Rating: 3.78
30 votes
188
Said the Whale
Little Mountain

Rating: 3.78
32 votes
189
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

Rating: 3.78
25 votes
190
toe
The Future Is Now

Rating: 3.78
52 votes
191
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

Rating: 3.78
27 votes
192
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

Rating: 3.78
83 votes
193
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

Rating: 3.78
76 votes
194
Gatling
Beforemath

Rating: 3.78
38 votes
195
Guided by Voices
Class Clown Spots A UFO

Rating: 3.77
62 votes
196
Jack White
Blunderbuss

Rating: 3.77
489 votes
197
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

Rating: 3.77
752 votes
198
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

Rating: 3.77
26 votes
199
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
200
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

Rating: 3.77
15 votes



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