Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

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1. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

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Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

2. Bob Mould - Silver Age

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Bob Mould - Silver Age
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

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

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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

4. The Invisible - Rispah

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The Invisible - Rispah
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

5. Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV

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Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV
January 31, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

6. Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See

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Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

7. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

8. Elbow - Dead in the Boot

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Elbow - Dead in the Boot
August 27, 2012
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

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

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...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

10. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

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Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
70
17 reviews

11. The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
June 18, 2012
Critic Score
70
16 reviews

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

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The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
April 21, 2012
Critic Score
69
12 reviews

13. Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour

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Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

14. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

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The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
68
15 reviews

15. 2:54 - 2:54

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2:54 - 2:54
May 29, 2012
Critic Score
67
8 reviews

16. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods

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Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
65
11 reviews

17. Soundgarden - King Animal

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Soundgarden - King Animal
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
65
17 reviews

18. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

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Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
65
15 reviews

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

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Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
63
10 reviews

20. No Doubt - Push and Shove

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No Doubt - Push and Shove
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
63
8 reviews

21. The Killers - Battle Born

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The Killers - Battle Born
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
62
16 reviews

22. The Cranberries - Roses

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The Cranberries - Roses
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
60
7 reviews

23. Garbage - Not Your Kind of People

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Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
59
15 reviews

24. WZRD - WZRD

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WZRD - WZRD
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
55
5 reviews

25. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear

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Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
March 13, 2012
Critic Score
55
7 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 5 publications to be included in this list.

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