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Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

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1. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
14 reviews





2. Bob Mould - Silver Age

Bob Mould - Silver Age
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
13 reviews





3. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
September 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
10 reviews





4. The Invisible - Rispah

The Invisible - Rispah
June 12, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
8 reviews





5. Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV

Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV
January 31, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
6 reviews





6. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs
October 23, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
12 reviews





7. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
9 reviews





8. We Are The Ocean - Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow

We Are The Ocean - Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow
September 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
4 reviews





9. Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See

Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See
May 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on
5 reviews





10. Elbow - Dead in the Boot

Elbow - Dead in the Boot
August 27, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on
5 reviews





11. The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
April 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
Based on
11 reviews





12. The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
June 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
Based on
15 reviews





13. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
70
Based on
17 reviews





14. Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour

Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
February 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
69
Based on
9 reviews





15. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
July 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
68
Based on
15 reviews





16. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
May 8, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
65
Based on
11 reviews





17. 2:54 - 2:54

2:54 - 2:54
May 29, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
65
Based on
8 reviews





18. Soundgarden - King Animal

Soundgarden - King Animal
November 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
64
Based on
14 reviews





19. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
January 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
64
Based on
15 reviews





20. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear

Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
March 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
63
Based on
5 reviews





21. No Doubt - Push and Shove

No Doubt - Push and Shove
September 25, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
62
Based on
8 reviews





22. Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind

Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
62
Based on
9 reviews





23. The Killers - Battle Born

The Killers - Battle Born
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
61
Based on
15 reviews





24. The Cranberries - Roses

The Cranberries - Roses
February 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
60
Based on
7 reviews





25. Garbage - Not Your Kind of People

Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
May 15, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
59
Based on
15 reviews





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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 4 publications to be included in this list.

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