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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2012

1.

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

2.

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

3.

Tindersticks - The Something Rain
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

4.

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

5.

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

6.

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
80
37 reviews

7.

Graham Coxon - A+E
April 2, 2012
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

8.

The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

9.

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
78
30 reviews

10.

Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

11.

Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
April 2, 2012
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

12.

The Sea and Cake - Runner
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

13.

The Antlers - Undersea
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

14.

Titus Andronicus - Local Business
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

15.

Bahamas - Barchords
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

16.

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

17.

Murder by Death - Bitter Drink Bitter Moon
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

18.

Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

19.

Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

20.

Tall Ships - Everything Touching
October 8, 2012
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

21.

Ramona Falls - Prophet
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

22.

Blood Red Shoes - In Time to Voices
March 26, 2012
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

23.

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

24.

Dusted - Total Dust
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

25.

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