Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012


01
Walk the Moon
Anna Sun

4.44
18 votes
02
Meraki
Curiosity: The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Meraki

4.35
20 votes
03
Ninth Paradise
Ninth Paradise

4.3
15 votes
04
Driftless Pony Club
Magnicifent

4.27
26 votes
05
Radical Face
Always Gold

4.27
13 votes
06
Meraki
Meraki

4.27
15 votes
07
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

4.26
720 votes
08
Aoria
The Constant

4.23
15 votes
09
Foreign Fields
Anywhere But Where I Am

4.23
22 votes
10
The Sky Life
Caves

4.21
28 votes
11
Mark Lanegan
Dark Mark Does Christmas

4.17
18 votes
12
Swans
The Seer

4.17
1507 votes
13
Violent Soho
Tinderbox, Neighbour Neighbour EP

4.14
14 votes
14
Codec
Horizontime

4.12
13 votes
15
The Oh Hellos
Through The Deep, Dark Valley

4.11
66 votes
16
Hammock
Departure Songs

4.1
730 votes
17
Heroin Party
Summer Made Me Blue; Summer Gave Me The Sky

4.1
42 votes
18
Asaf Avidan
Different Pulses

4.09
16 votes
19
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

4.09
33 votes
20
We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

4.09
198 votes
21
The Mayan Factor
Yesterday's Son

4.09
126 votes
22
The Music Tapes
Mary's Voice

4.08
24 votes
23
Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu Ni Naru

4.08
93 votes
24
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Empire! Empire! 4-Way Split

4.08
13 votes
25
Keaton Henson
Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

4.08
13 votes
26
The Dandelion War
We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

4.07
14 votes
27
Jambinai
Différance

4.06
24 votes
28
St. Vincent
Krokodil

4.06
152 votes
29
Athletics
Who You Are Is Not Enough

4.06
155 votes
30
Hop Along
Get Disowned

4.05
332 votes
31
Matryoshka
Laideronnette

4.05
43 votes
32
Iridium
The Firethorn Sessions

4.05
22 votes
33
Keaton Henson
Dear...

4.04
114 votes
34
From Indian Lakes
Able Bodies

4.04
204 votes
35
Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...

4.04
504 votes
36
Sarah Blasko
I Awake

4.04
13 votes
37
Planning for Burial
Quietly

4.04
28 votes
38
Pinegrove
Meridian

4.03
30 votes
39
Lost in Kiev
Motions

4.03
15 votes
40
River City Extension
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

4.03
17 votes
41
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure
Flowering

4.03
36 votes
42
Susanne Sundfor
The Silicone Veil

4.03
94 votes
43
Toundra
III

4.02
81 votes
44
Ben Howard
Burgh Island

4.02
76 votes
45
Amenra
Mass V

4.01
283 votes
46
Deftones
Koi No Yokan

4.01
2916 votes
47
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard

4.01
96 votes
48
Tame Impala
Lonerism

4.01
1277 votes
49
(Sandy) Alex G
Trick

4
234 votes
50
American Wolf
Tales of Kamanakera

4
30 votes
51
flatsound
Sleep

4
24 votes
52
Kap Bambino
Devotion

4
22 votes
53
Mutiny On The Bounty
Trials

4
21 votes
54
The Unwinding Hours
Afterlives

4
20 votes
55
Zazen Boys
Stories

4
18 votes
56
The Darcys
Aja

4
18 votes
57
Absent Hearts
August Earth

4
17 votes
58
Joy Wants Eternity
The Fog is Rising

4
15 votes
59
The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now

3.99
704 votes
60
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs

3.99
156 votes
61
The Prize Fighter Inferno
Half Measures

3.99
51 votes
62
Teen Suicide
waste yrself

3.99
387 votes
63
Night Verses
Out Of The Sky

3.99
212 votes
64
The Pirate Ship Quintet
Rope for No-Hopers

3.98
32 votes
65
Have Mercy
My Oldest Friend

3.98
26 votes
66
British Theatre
Dyed In The Wool Ghost

3.98
24 votes
67
Big Wreck
Albatross

3.98
44 votes
68
Pond (AUS)
Beard, Wives, Denim

3.98
102 votes
69
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

3.98
1556 votes
70
My Chemical Romance
Number Three

3.97
129 votes
71
Anatomy Of The Bear
Anatomy Of The Bear

3.97
17 votes
72
So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound

3.97
15 votes
73
Nadja & Vampillia
The Primitive World

3.96
28 votes
74
Told Slant
Still Water

3.96
54 votes
75
Murder by Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

3.96
119 votes
76
Jizue
Novel

3.96
62 votes
77
Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief

3.96
416 votes
78
Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

3.96
24 votes
79
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour/Golden Mile

3.96
35 votes
80
Radiator Hospital
Some Distant Moon

3.95
20 votes
81
Waxahatchee
American Weekend

3.95
267 votes
82
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes

3.95
184 votes
83
Dot Hacker
Inhibition

3.95
220 votes
84
Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller

3.94
63 votes
85
Sara Bareilles
Once Upon Another Time

3.94
18 votes
86
Something For Kate
Leave Your Soul To Science

3.94
18 votes
87
Whirr/Anne
Split

3.94
18 votes
88
Milo Greene
Milo Greene

3.94
78 votes
89
Hawk Eyes
Ideas

3.94
60 votes
90
Swain
Repent. Repeat.

3.94
16 votes
91
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
This is an Adventure

3.94
16 votes
92
Love, Robot
Rebuild | Rebirth

3.93
90 votes
93
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams

3.93
148 votes
94
Parabelle
Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even

3.93
66 votes
95
Acres
Acres

3.93
120 votes
96
Saint Motel
Voyeur

3.93
56 votes
97
Anberlin
Vital

3.93
743 votes
98
Get Scared
Built For Blame, Laced With Shame

3.92
39 votes
99
The Early November
In Currents

3.92
320 votes
100
Ancients
Star Showers On The Euphrates

3.92
44 votes
101
Dot Hacker
Dot Hacker

3.92
50 votes
102
The Elijah
I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created

3.92
117 votes
103
Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness

3.92
36 votes
104
Leech
If We Get There One Day...

3.91
58 votes
105
Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine

3.91
381 votes
106
Teen Suicide
i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body

3.91
543 votes
107
Scale the Summit
Redwoods

3.91
33 votes
108
MC Tristan
The End of The World

3.91
22 votes
109
Ty Segall and White Fence
Hair

3.91
54 votes
110
British Theatre
EP

3.9
36 votes
111
Rookie Town
New Forest Floors

3.9
20 votes
112
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage
Split

3.9
20 votes
113
Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber

3.9
109 votes
114
Pile
Dripping

3.9
69 votes
115
mewithoutYou
Ten Stories

3.9
1428 votes
116
Frames
In Via

3.89
32 votes
117
David Crowder Band
Give Us Rest

3.89
18 votes
118
Tigers on Trains
Foundry

3.89
212 votes
119
Glocca Morra
Just Married

3.89
163 votes
120
Yellowcard
Southern Air

3.89
587 votes
121
Everything in Slow Motion
Red

3.88
26 votes
122
Grizzly Bear
Shields

3.88
1402 votes
123
Solterra
Soul, Earth, Sun

3.88
71 votes
124
My Chemical Romance
Number One

3.88
134 votes
125
Funeral Suits
Lily of the Valley

3.88
24 votes
126
Janus
Nox Aeris

3.87
137 votes
127
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

3.87
742 votes
128
Call Me No One
Last Parade

3.87
34 votes
129
Lone Wolf
The Lovers

3.86
22 votes
130
Teen Suicide
DC snuff film

3.86
117 votes
131
Micachu and the Shapes
Never

3.86
28 votes
132
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
One of My Kind

3.86
14 votes
133
Flood of Red
They Must Be Building Something

3.86
14 votes
134
Les Friction
Les Friction

3.86
14 votes
135
Kitten
Cut It Out

3.86
14 votes
136
Beach House
Bloom

3.86
1656 votes
137
Mac DeMarco
2

3.85
894 votes
138
Andrew Bird
Break It Yourself

3.85
291 votes
139
I the Mighty
Karma Never Sleeps

3.85
195 votes
140
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Exegesis

3.85
80 votes
141
Swearin'
Swearin'

3.85
30 votes
142
Stepdad
Wildlife Pop

3.85
20 votes
143
If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest

3.85
276 votes
144
The Antlers
Undersea

3.85
610 votes
145
Dope Body
Natural History

3.84
72 votes
146
Kaki King
Glow

3.84
38 votes
147
Motion City Soundtrack
Making Moves

3.84
19 votes
148
Kishi Bashi
151a

3.84
177 votes
149
Solterra
Umbra

3.84
60 votes
150
Astronoid
November

3.84
22 votes
151
Title Fight
Floral Green

3.84
611 votes
152
Maserati
Maserati VII

3.84
28 votes
153
Forever Came Calling
Contender

3.84
83 votes
154
Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos

3.84
263 votes
155
Basement
Colourmeinkindness

3.83
433 votes
156
Ocean is Theory
Future Fears

3.83
24 votes
157
White Fence
Family Perfume Vol. 1

3.83
18 votes
158
Amarionette [US]
Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways

3.83
15 votes
159
Caspian
Waking Season

3.83
236 votes
160
Dry The River
Shallow Bed

3.83
130 votes
161
Atoma
Skylight

3.82
198 votes
162
HalfNoise
HalfNoise EP

3.82
28 votes
163
Caravels/Gifts From Enola
Well Worn

3.82
14 votes
164
Nothing
Downward Years to Come

3.82
156 votes
165
Aussitot Mort
Nagykanizsa

3.82
39 votes
166
Merchandise
Children of Desire

3.82
72 votes
167
alt-J
An Awesome Wave

3.82
1790 votes
168
DZ Deathrays
Bloodstreams

3.82
19 votes
169
Ty Segall
Twins

3.82
168 votes
170
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Only The Ocean Knows

3.81
236 votes
171
Wild Nothing
Nocturne

3.81
626 votes
172
Mark Lanegan
Blues Funeral

3.81
246 votes
173
Holy Esque
Holy Esque

3.81
48 votes
174
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta Volume III

3.81
32 votes
175
Lights Out Asia
Hy-Brasil

3.81
93 votes
176
The Casket Lottery
Real Fear

3.81
29 votes
177
Purity Ring
Shrines

3.81
500 votes
178
Now, Now
Threads

3.81
189 votes
179
All Human
Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts

3.81
68 votes
180
White Lung
Sorry

3.81
117 votes
181
Delicate Steve
Positive Force

3.81
13 votes
182
What The Blood Revealed
Harbour of Devils

3.81
13 votes
183
Ane Brun
It All Starts With One

3.81
13 votes
184
Coasta
Sunzal

3.81
62 votes
185
Lambchop
Mr. M

3.81
31 votes
186
Prawn
Ships

3.8
164 votes
187
The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth

3.8
558 votes
188
Japandroids
Celebration Rock

3.8
617 votes
189
Heart To Heart
Heart To Heart

3.8
33 votes
190
The Spill Canvas
Gestalt

3.8
20 votes
191
Asobi Seksu / Boris
Split

3.8
15 votes
192
The Classic Crime
Phoenix

3.8
342 votes
193
Balmorhea
Stranger

3.8
42 votes
194
Royal Thunder
CVI

3.8
162 votes
195
toe
The Future Is Now

3.79
78 votes
196
Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory

3.79
1222 votes
197
Geographer
Myth

3.79
34 votes
198
A Whisper in the Noise
To Forget

3.79
24 votes
199
The Seeking
Yours Forever

3.79
31 votes
200
Apologies, I Have None
London

3.79
47 votes



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