The Best Rock Albums of 2012

1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
26 reviews

2. Swans - The Seer

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Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
October 16, 2012
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

4. The Men - Open Your Heart

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The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

5. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
84
25 reviews

6. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

7. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
83
29 reviews

8. Metz - Metz

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Metz - Metz
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

9. Liars - WIXIW

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Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

10. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

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Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
November 19, 2012
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

11. Menomena - Moms

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Menomena - Moms
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

12. GOAT - World Music

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GOAT - World Music
August 20, 2012
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

13. Jack White - Blunderbuss

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Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

14. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

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Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

15. The Evens - The Odds

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

16. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

17. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

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Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

18. The Walkmen - Heaven

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The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29, 2012
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

19. Tindersticks - The Something Rain

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

20. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

21. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

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

22. Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense

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Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

23. Graham Coxon - A+E

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

24. Ty Segall - Twins

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Ty Segall - Twins
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

25. Rush - Clockwork Angels

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Rush - Clockwork Angels
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

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