Top 10 Alternative/Indie Rock Albums Of 2012

Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives

Mmoss - Only Children

Jack White - Blunderbuss

David Byrne / St. Vincent - Love This Giant

Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Dr. John - Locked Down

The Walkmen - Heaven


Grimes - Visions

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives Review (indie rock)

For a first foray into work fully by himself Ben really tossed out some good stuff. A lot of it are songs that fans of Death Cab have gotten to listen to for awhile now at live shows and such, but for the most part no one has heard these songs and they aren't the subject of much attention. They should be though. Ben (Benjamin? Really man, we all know its you) has gotten an opportunity that is long overdue. Between Death Cab for Cutie's discography, the album with Jay Ferrar as a soundtrack to the novel Big Sur and the ever iconic Give Up from the Postal Service (seriously, fans clamor for a second album from that duo like salivating animals) Ben has established himself as a simplistic yet personal lyricist and singer that reminds us all of the simpler aspects of life while the world flies by around you.