Top 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012

The Top Ten
1 Living Things - Linkin Park

Not their best work, but still awesome!

Rap is not bad for rock. It's actually one of the reasons they have great songs.

2 The Strange Case Of... - Halestorm
3 Amaryllis - Shinedown

Let me say that this is my least favorite Shinedown album, and I like Living Things better. However, I like Shinedown enough to give my vote to Amaryllis instead of adding another vote to Living Things to keep it at spot #1.

This is a tough one because my three favorite albums of the year are all in the top three. However, this album is just that bit more positive.

The best album so far this year, but there are still more albums coming. Waiting for Metallica.

4 Transit of Venus - Three Days Grace

The goodbye album for Adam Gontier. Nobody's voice will come even close.

5 The Connection - Papa Roach

What is The Connection doing in 7th place? It should be at least 4th. It is the best Papa Roach album, and the screams of Shaddix, along with the heavy riffs of Jerry Horton and the powerful bass background of Tobin, make the album perfect for a rock lover. It's also accessible for people new to the modern rock world. And, of course, the drumming is excellent. Palermo fills in every gap of silence with his all-too-perfect drumming.

Songs like Before I Die, Silence is the Enemy, and Won't Let Up are the marks of today's modern rock music. I love Papa Roach for what they are, and I know this is their best album by now. I am highly disappointed that it is the 7th best of 2012. I think the raters might not have listened to the album properly. The lyrics on the album will probably leave a listener dumbfounded. I rate this album 4 and a half stars. Vote for the ones who deserve it, and Papa Roach is one of them.

6 Nerd of Desire - Sugamice

Amazing voice and arrangements. Sensible, funny lyrics written and sung by Yvonne Muentener (YVE), one of the finest and most interesting female rock stars in the world. Stunning new songs combined with the unique guitar sound of Mr. McOwen.

Cute and funny cover, funny lyrics, splendid sound, and wow, what a voice!

No big fuss, sexy, straight, charming, and groovy!

7 The End is Where We Begin - Thousand Foot Krutch
8 Koi No Yokan - Deftones

It's a fact that this is the best rock album of 2012. None of these albums even received as much praise as Koi No Yokan.

9 Clockwork Angels - Rush
10 Minus the Machine - 10 Years
The Contenders
11 Murdered Love - P.O.D.
12 Apocalyptic Love - Slash

Slash is only getting better and better with every album. This one was very awesome. Great things will come from Slash in the next years. LONG LIVE HARD ROCK!

13 Not Your Kind of People - Garbage
14 No One Can Ever Know - The Twilight Sad
15 I Bet On Sky - Dinosaur Jr.
16 Born Villain - Marilyn Manson

I had to include this myself because no one else knows what they're talking about. This album had great content and an awesome gothic concept. It's 1st on my list, no doubt.

17 The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple
18 Oceania - The Smashing Pumpkins
19 Take the Crown - Robbie Williams
20 King Animal - Soundgarden
21 The 2nd Law - Muse
22 Resolution - Lamb of God
23 This Is the End of Control - Cherri Bomb

Amazing album. I can honestly say it changed my life. Those girls are very talented!

24 The Rasmus - The Rasmus

The Rasmus never disappoints while still managing to change in every new album.

25 Celebration Rock - Japandroids
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