The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2012

1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
83
27 reviews

2. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

3. The Evens - The Odds

The Evens - The Odds
November 20, 2012
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

4. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Critic Score
80
28 reviews

5. Tindersticks - The Something Rain

Tindersticks - The Something Rain
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

6. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

7. Graham Coxon - A+E

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

8. Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
34 reviews

13. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know

The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

14. Murder by Death - Bitter Drink Bitter Moon

Murder by Death - Bitter Drink Bitter Moon
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

15. The Sea and Cake - Runner

The Sea and Cake - Runner
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

16. The Antlers - Undersea

The Antlers - Undersea
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

17. Titus Andronicus - Local Business

Titus Andronicus - Local Business
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
75
19 reviews

18. Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital

Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

19. The Futureheads - Rant

The Futureheads - Rant
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

20. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
73
25 reviews

21. Wymond Miles - Under the Pale Moon

Wymond Miles - Under the Pale Moon
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

22. Gaz Coombes - Here Come the Bombs

Gaz Coombes - Here Come the Bombs
May 21, 2012
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

23. Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

24. Dusted - Total Dust

Dusted - Total Dust
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

25. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim

Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
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