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The Best Rock Albums of 2012

1.

Tame Impala - Lonerism
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
86
34 reviews

2.

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

3.

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!
November 12, 2012
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

4.

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
84
31 reviews

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
November 19, 2012
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

14.

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

15.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

Goat - World Music
August 20, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

22.

METZ - METZ
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

23.

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

24.

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

25.

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