Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.47
17 votes
02
The Sky Life
Caves

4.37
18 votes
03
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.36
14 votes
04
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.34
19 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.33
18 votes
06
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.27
22 votes
07
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
08
Aoria
The Constant

4.19
13 votes
09
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
10
Keaton Henson
The Lucky EP

4.14
14 votes
11
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

4.12
17 votes
12
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.11
18 votes
13
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.11
28 votes
14
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

4.11
14 votes
15
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.11
592 votes
16
MC Tristan
The End of The World

4.1
21 votes
17
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.09
33 votes
18
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.09
108 votes
19
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.08
208 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
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
108 votes
23
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

4.06
16 votes
24
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4.06
16 votes
25
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.06
298 votes
26
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.05
112 votes
27
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.05
172 votes
28
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

4.05
21 votes
29
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.04
36 votes
30
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4.04
24 votes
31
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.04
26 votes
32
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.04
13 votes
33
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

4.03
116 votes
34
Twenty One Pilots
Three Songs

4.03
30 votes
35
Astronoid
November

4.03
15 votes
36
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

4.03
47 votes
37
Amenra
Mass V

4.03
211 votes
38
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.02
798 votes
39
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

4.02
69 votes
40
Toundra
III

4.02
54 votes
41
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2232 votes
42
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

4.01
45 votes
43
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

4.01
358 votes
44
Hail the Sun
Elephantitis

4
143 votes
45
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4
55 votes
46
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

4
43 votes
47
Alex G
Trick

4
31 votes
48
Told Slant
Still Water

4
27 votes
49
Micachu
Never

4
22 votes
50
Swearin'
Swearin'

4
20 votes
51
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
16 votes
52
Whirr/Anne
Split

4
16 votes
53
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

4
13 votes
54
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

4
588 votes
55
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

4
1216 votes
56
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

4
110 votes
57
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4
64 votes
58
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

4
103 votes
59
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
152 votes
60
Acres
Acres

3.99
111 votes
61
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.99
50 votes
62
Jizue
Novel

3.99
46 votes
63
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.99
75 votes
64
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

3.98
57 votes
65
Calexico
Algiers

3.98
27 votes
66
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

3.98
25 votes
67
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.98
184 votes
68
Tame Impala
Lonerism

3.98
793 votes
69
Everything In Slow Motion
Red

3.98
20 votes
70
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.97
38 votes
71
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.97
38 votes
72
Mestis
Basal Ganglia

3.97
107 votes
73
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.97
118 votes
74
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.97
81 votes
75
Frames
In Via

3.97
15 votes
76
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
77
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.96
28 votes
78
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

3.96
49 votes
79
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.95
21 votes
80
Anathema
Weather Systems

3.95
662 votes
81
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.95
134 votes
82
Anberlin
Vital

3.95
679 votes
83
British Theatre
EP

3.94
35 votes
84
Jukebox the Ghost
Safe Travels

3.94
52 votes
85
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
17 votes
86
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.94
24 votes
87
Kap Bambino
Devotion

3.94
16 votes
88
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.93
114 votes
89
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.93
15 votes
90
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.93
15 votes
91
Absent Hearts
August Earth

3.93
15 votes
92
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.93
87 votes
93
Sea Wolf
Old World Romance

3.93
21 votes
94
The Darcys
Aja

3.93
21 votes
95
Memory Tapes
Grace/Confusion

3.93
14 votes
96
The Early November
In Currents

3.93
246 votes
97
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.93
1102 votes
98
Pile
Dripping

3.92
37 votes
99
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
48 votes
100
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

3.91
16 votes
101
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.9
57 votes
102
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.9
295 votes
103
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.9
178 votes
104
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.9
54 votes
105
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.89
612 votes
106
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.89
197 votes
107
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.89
75 votes
108
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.88
78 votes
109
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.88
26 votes
110
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.88
264 votes
111
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.88
30 votes
112
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.88
51 votes
113
Guided by Voices
The Bears For Lunch

3.88
42 votes
114
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.88
132 votes
115
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.88
118 votes
116
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1084 votes
117
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids

3.88
40 votes
118
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.88
16 votes
119
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.87
443 votes
120
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.87
69 votes
121
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.87
23 votes
122
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.87
76 votes
123
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.86
465 votes
124
Kaki King
Glow

3.86
18 votes
125
I The Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.86
146 votes
126
Duality and the Republic
Uno

3.86
14 votes
127
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.85
31 votes
128
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.85
505 votes
129
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
408 votes
130
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.85
33 votes
131
mewithoutYou
Other Stories

3.85
26 votes
132
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
266 votes
133
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
57 votes
134
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
19 votes
135
Gazpacho
March of Ghosts

3.84
53 votes
136
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.84
98 votes
137
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.84
166 votes
138
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.84
195 votes
139
Alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.84
627 votes
140
toe
The Future Is Now

3.83
54 votes
141
The Cult
Choice of Weapon

3.83
36 votes
142
Digital Summer
Breaking Point

3.83
21 votes
143
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.83
420 votes
144
Beach House
Bloom

3.83
595 votes
145
Ty Segall
Twins

3.83
120 votes
146
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.83
40 votes
147
Irreversible
Ashes

3.83
20 votes
148
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.82
374 votes
149
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
181 votes
150
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.82
14 votes
151
HEALTH
MAX PAYNE 3

3.82
25 votes
152
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
55 votes
153
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.82
33 votes
154
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
19 votes
155
Mouse On The Keys
Machinic Phylum

3.82
19 votes
156
Menomena
Moms

3.82
111 votes
157
North Atlantic Oscillation
Fog Electric

3.81
16 votes
158
El Ten Eleven
Transitions

3.81
16 votes
159
The Walkmen
Heaven

3.81
133 votes
160
Trophywife
Hold Onto Your Luck

3.81
61 votes
161
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.81
392 votes
162
Last Dinosaurs
In A Million Years

3.81
65 votes
163
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.81
13 votes
164
Peace
Delicious

3.81
13 votes
165
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.81
88 votes
166
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.81
298 votes
167
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.8
23 votes
168
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.8
38 votes
169
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.8
80 votes
170
Geographer
Myth

3.8
30 votes
171
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.8
25 votes
172
Zulu Winter
Language

3.8
20 votes
173
Family of the Year
Loma Vista

3.8
15 votes
174
Coasta
Sunzal

3.8
54 votes
175
Gates
You Are All You Have Left to Fear

3.8
98 votes
176
Prawn
Ships

3.8
142 votes
177
House Of Heroes
Cold Hard Want

3.8
83 votes
178
Marriages
Kitsune

3.79
102 votes
179
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.79
34 votes
180
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.79
17 votes
181
Liars
WIXIW

3.79
111 votes
182
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.79
88 votes
183
Crippled Black Phoenix
No Sadness Or Farewell

3.79
19 votes
184
Father John Misty
Fear Fun

3.79
101 votes
185
Dinosaur Jr.
I Bet on Sky

3.79
460 votes
186
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

3.79
42 votes
187
Town Portal
Chronopoly

3.79
14 votes
188
The Gathering
Disclosure

3.78
95 votes
189
Joie de Vivre
We're All Better Than This

3.78
134 votes
190
White Lung
Sorry

3.78
80 votes
191
Pop Winds
Earth To Friend

3.78
16 votes
192
Flying Colors
Flying Colors

3.78
90 votes
193
Now, Now
Threads

3.78
133 votes
194
The Dirty Heads
Cabin By The Sea

3.78
27 votes
195
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa

3.78
27 votes
196
Planning for Burial
Quietly

3.78
18 votes
197
Poets of the Fall
Temple of Thought

3.78
67 votes
198
Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension

3.77
803 votes
199
Caspian
Waking Season

3.77
163 votes
200
Kraftklub
Mit K

3.77
26 votes



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