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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2012

1.

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
78
29 reviews

2.

Sonic Youth - Smart Bar - Chicago 1985
November 14, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

3.

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

4.

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

5.

Dave Matthews Band - Away From the World
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

6.

Elbow - Dead in the Boot
August 27, 2012
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

7.

Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

8.

Bob Mould - Silver Age
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

11.

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

12.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
72
21 reviews

13.

The Big Sleep - Nature Experiments
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

14.

2:54 - 2:54
May 29, 2012
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

15.

We Are The Ocean - Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow
September 17, 2012
Critic Score
68
5 reviews

17.

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
May 8, 2012
Critic Score
68
16 reviews

18.

Soundgarden - King Animal
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
68
25 reviews

19.

Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV
January 31, 2012
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

20.

The Stranglers - Giants
March 5, 2012
Critic Score
68
10 reviews

21.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
June 18, 2012
Critic Score
67
23 reviews

22.

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
67
26 reviews

23.

Everclear - Invisible Stars
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
67
5 reviews

25.

Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
66
13 reviews
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