The Best Rock Albums of 2012

1. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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

2. Swans - The Seer

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

4. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
August 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
22 reviews

5. Liars - WIXIW

Liars - WIXIW
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

6. The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men - Open Your Heart
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
82
22 reviews

7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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

8. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
82
25 reviews

9. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

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

10. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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

11. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

12. Jack White - Blunderbuss

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

13. Menomena - Moms

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

14. Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke - Imikuzushi

Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke - Imikuzushi
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

15. The Evens - The Odds

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

17. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

19. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

20. Tindersticks - The Something Rain

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

21. METZ - METZ

METZ - METZ
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

22. The Walkmen - Heaven

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

23. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

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

24. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

25. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
78
32 reviews
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