The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012 Albums

The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

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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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    Bloom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Bloom Beach House

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    Shield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Shield Grizzly Bear

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    Passion Pit

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    Fear Fun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Fear Fun Father John Misty

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    No One Can Ever Know is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    No One Can Ever Know The Twilight Sad

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    Heaven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Heaven The Walkmen

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    Mumford & Sons

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    The Smashing Pumpkins

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    Local Business is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Local Business Titus Andronicus

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    Daughter of a Cloud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Daughter of a Cloud Of Montreal

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    imagine dragons- night visions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

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    imagine dragons- night visions

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    Transcendental Youth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Transcendental Youth The Mountain Goats

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    Sun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Sun Cat Power

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    Blak and Blu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Blak and Blu Gary Clark Jr.

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    Undersea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Undersea The Antlers

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    Sleigh Bells

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    Lex Hives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Lex Hives The Hives

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    Shallow Bed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

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    Shallow Bed Dry the River

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    The Something Rain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    The Something Rain Tindersticks

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    Best Coast

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    Banks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Banks Paul Banks

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    Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

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    True by Willie Wisely Trio

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    Rant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Indie Rock Albums 2012

    Rant The Futureheads

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