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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2012 by User Score

1. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18th, 2012
USER SCORE
82
558 reviews

2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
January 24th, 2012
USER SCORE
82
382 reviews

3. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
June 5th, 2012
USER SCORE
81
334 reviews

4. The Antlers - Undersea

The Antlers - Undersea
July 24th, 2012
USER SCORE
80
58 reviews

5. Menomena - Moms

Menomena - Moms
September 18th, 2012
USER SCORE
80
48 reviews

6. The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
May 29th, 2012
USER SCORE
80
116 reviews

7. Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
March 27th, 2012
USER SCORE
79
33 reviews

8. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth

The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
October 2nd, 2012
USER SCORE
79
62 reviews

9. Hop Along - Get Disowned

Hop Along - Get Disowned
May 5th, 2012
USER SCORE
78
57 reviews

10. Tindersticks - The Something Rain

Tindersticks - The Something Rain
February 21st, 2012
USER SCORE
77
45 reviews

11. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance

Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
April 2nd, 2012
USER SCORE
76
96 reviews

12. Now, Now - Threads

Now, Now - Threads
March 6th, 2012
USER SCORE
76
27 reviews

13. The Evens - The Odds

The Evens - The Odds
November 20th, 2012
USER SCORE
76
27 reviews

14. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim

Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
March 6th, 2012
USER SCORE
76
48 reviews

15. Titus Andronicus - Local Business

Titus Andronicus - Local Business
October 23rd, 2012
USER SCORE
75
58 reviews

16. The Shins - Port of Morrow

The Shins - Port of Morrow
March 20th, 2012
USER SCORE
74
150 reviews

17. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
August 28th, 2012
USER SCORE
74
40 reviews

18. The Raveonettes - Observator

The Raveonettes - Observator
September 11th, 2012
USER SCORE
74
32 reviews

19. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
January 6th, 2012
USER SCORE
73
65 reviews

20. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know

The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know
February 7th, 2012
USER SCORE
73
26 reviews

21. Metric - Synthetica

Metric - Synthetica
June 12th, 2012
USER SCORE
73
70 reviews

22. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
May 8th, 2012
USER SCORE
71
35 reviews

23. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
February 21st, 2012
USER SCORE
70
131 reviews

24. The Vaccines - Come of Age

The Vaccines - Come of Age
September 4th, 2012
USER SCORE
67
82 reviews

25. Walk the Moon - Walk The Moon

Walk the Moon - Walk The Moon
June 19th, 2012
USER SCORE
67
40 reviews
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