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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2012

1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

2. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

3. Menomena - Moms

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

4. The Evens - The Odds

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

5. The Walkmen - Heaven

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

6. Tindersticks - The Something Rain

Tindersticks - The Something Rain
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

7. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

8. Graham Coxon - A+E

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

9. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

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

10. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth

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

11. Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry

Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

12. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance

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

13. Murder by Death - Bitter Drink Bitter Moon

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

14. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know

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

15. The Sea and Cake - Runner

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

16. The Antlers - Undersea

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

17. Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital

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

18. Bahamas - Barchords

Bahamas - Barchords
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

19. Titus Andronicus - Local Business

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

20. Tall Ships - Everything Touching

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

21. Ramona Falls - Prophet

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

22. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
January 6, 2012
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

23. Dusted - Total Dust

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

24. Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

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

25. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

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