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Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

List Criteria: A list of the best indie rock albums, released between January - December, 2012.

What are the best indie rock albums of 2012? Fans of indie rock were in luck, because 2012 saw a number of outstanding new releases in the genre. Some were from well-established music artists, and others were debut albums. Which indie rock album was the greatest of 2012? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to vote for your favorites and definitely vote down any indie rock albums you didn't like. Also, if your favorite of 2012 isn't listed, be sure to add it so others can discover some great new music.

Indie albums represent some of the greatest music being made today. From The Shins' stellar 2012 release, 'Port of Morrow,' to Animal Collective's 'Centipede Hz' or the Japandroids' insanely popular 'Celebration Rock,' the albums listed here are the creme of the indie music crop, so to speak. Some are more electronica, and others are strictly garage rock, but each one offers something unique. Whether your tastes run more towards The Mountain Goats' indie folk rock ('Transcendental Youth) or The Walkmen's lush, large sound ('Heaven'), hopefully you'll find several albums listed here to suit your fancy.

Music lovers, you might also enjoy these lists of the best albums of 2012, the best rock, hip-hop/rap and country albums of 2012. Also, check out and be sure to vote for your favorites on the list of the best music videos of 2012.
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    Shield Grizzly Bear

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    The Shins

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    Heaven The Walkmen

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    Transcendental Youth The Mountain Goats

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