I have finally taken the time to review the top rock albums of 2012. Here is my list, condensed down to my top 25, and not in any particular order. Although my favorite, by far, has to be “All I Was” by Tremonti.
Top 25 Album Releases of 2012
- Dark Adrenaline – Lacuna Coil
- Clockwork Angels – Rush
- A Different Kind of Truth – Van Halen
- Amaryllis – Shinedown
- The Strange Case Of …. – Halestorm
- The End is Where We Began – Thousand Foot Krutch
- Bag Of Bones – Europe
- Apocalyptic Love – Slash (feat. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators)
- Murdered Love – P.O.D
- All I Was – Tremonti
- Minus The Machine – 10 Years
- Eye On It – Toby Mac
- Head Down – Rival Sons
- King Animal – Soundgarden
- The Power Within – Dragonforce
- Flying Colors – Flying Colors
- The Whippoorwill – Blackberry Smoke
- Privateering – Mark Knopfler
- Rock n’ Roll Ride – Jack Blades
- Analog Man – Joe Walsh
- Believer – Kutless
- Wait For the Siren – Project 86
- Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
- O God Save Us All – Disciple
- Slipstream – Bonnie Rait
Added bonus for this posting is a video from Tremonti.
January 9, 2013 at 11:01 am
Great list! i gave Tremonti a listen and agree that it’s rawking. Would be really neat to see him live with Wolfgang Van Halen. Young Wolfie has played with two amazing guitarists in his career!
Will check out some others from your list, thanks for compiling.
i wonder what you think of Deftones’ album, Koi No Yokan? That’s my favorite album of 2012.
January 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Thanks Rob. I have seen Mark Tremonti with Alter Bridge. The guy knows how to rawk and work a crowd. Wolfie has definitely been exposed to very talented musicians in his young life.
I checked out the Deftones’ Album. Not bad at all. They sound like a couple of bands I listen to regularly. 10 Years (maybe a bit heavier) and Red.