The year 2012 has already seen its share of high quality hard rock albums released. So far, 2012 is looking like the year of the woman in rock, as several female-fronted bands have unleashed critically acclaimed discs, including Lacuna CoilHalestorm, Dead Sara and Nightwish, to name a few. But there's still room for the boys on this list, as such acts as Marilyn Manson and Shinedown have released strong albums this year. As new albums continue to come out in 2012, we will be updating this list with any discs that are worthy of cracking the Top 10. In the meantime, check out Loudwire’s current list of the Top 10 Hard Rock Albums of 2012 (So Far) by clicking the button below:

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