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AbsolutePunk.net Staff Compiled List

Written by: Jason Tate (12/03/12)
When putting together the overall AbsolutePunk.net staff best of list, I like to look back on the albums we anticipated earlier in the year. Out of the 57 albums we wrote about (why we stopped at 57 is strange to me also), 14 of them made our top 30. We also anticipated some albums for 2012 that won't be released till 2013 (Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Modest Mouse, and Relient K, to name a few), so we'll have to wait with bated breath to see if any of those makes this list a year from now. Anyways, as the Senior Editor of the site, I am very pleased with how our list turn out this year, although I shouldn't be surprised. I'll always champion our staff as the best staff on the planet - the diversity, intelligence, and general awesomeness of each member is reflected in this list. So without further delay, I present to you the best 30 albums of 2012 according to AbsolutePunk.net - DB

The AbsolutePunk.net Top 30 Albums of 2012

30 . The Killers - Battle Born (Island)

30 . Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist (Self-released)

29. Propagandhi - Failed States (Epitaph)

27. The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give (Epitaph)

27. Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (Asian Man)

25. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (Columbia)

25. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (Infectious)

23. Taylor Swift - Red (Big Machine)

23. Code Orange Kids - Love is Love//Return to Dust (Deathwish)

22. Deftones - Koi No Yokan (Reprise/Warner Bros.)

20. No Trigger - Tycoon (No Sleep)

20. Basement - Colourmeinkindness (Run For Cover)

19. The Tower and The Fool - How Long (Run For Cover)

18. Passion Pit - Gossamer (Columbia)

17. Grizzly Bear - Shields (Warp)

16. P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here (Doomtree/Rhymesayers)

15. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph/Deathwish)

14. Title Fight - Floral Green (SideOneDummy)

13. Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I'm Going To Be A Better Person (Rise)

11. Hostage Calm - Please Remain Calm (Run For Cover)

11. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives (Epitaph)

10. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

9. Anberlin - Vital (Universal Republic)

6. Yellowcard - Southern Air (Hopeless)

6. John Mayer - Born and Raised (Columbia)

6. Make Do And Mend - Everything You Ever Loved (Rise)

5. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE (Def Jam)

4. fun. - Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen)

3. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (Mercury)

2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)

1. The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past (Epitaph)

Thanks to everyone who visited and participated on AbsolutePunk.net during 2012. Looking forward to an amazing 2013!
 
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04:15 PM on 12/31/12
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Drew Beringer
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goddamn I love this list! Such a great year again for music. Let us know what you think about the list - what you agree with or what you disagree with?

05:30 PM on 12/31/12
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Definitely think this list represents our staff's eclectic tastes.
Personally glad to see Anberlin in the Top 10.
08:32 PM on 12/31/12
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Very happy with this list. Great to see The Menzingers pull off the win. My #1 is never the staff #1.
11:26 PM on 12/31/12
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I'm really happy that Menzingers is our staff AOTY.
11:46 PM on 12/31/12
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We have an a staff with varying tastes, and this list did a pretty good job at bringing those together. Can't say I'm a Taylor Swift fan, but obviously others do!
07:23 AM on 01/01/13
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Only 3 albums that made my personal list, but there is a whole lot of other stuff on this list that I really enjoyed.
07:25 AM on 01/01/13
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menzingers whaaat, that's great
07:26 AM on 01/01/13
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I love this list, lots of variety. Glad to see The Heist made it on there, too. Great year, everyone!
07:32 AM on 01/01/13
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From all the AOTY lists that I have seen, this is, by far, the most diverse list that you can see. Great list!
07:35 AM on 01/01/13
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This is really great. Half of the top ten wound up on my personal list as well, so that's cool too.
07:46 AM on 01/01/13
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Alt-J is farrrrrrrr too low. /opinionatedrant

Good list though! A lot of records that I really enjoyed are up there.
07:47 AM on 01/01/13
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Great list. Especially love seeing Misser and Make Do and Mend on it.
07:48 AM on 01/01/13
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Super, super glad that Taylor made this list. Adore that album.
07:49 AM on 01/01/13
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Ten of these made my top 30 and another five were solid honorable mentions for me. Glad I could help boost Springsteen, The Killers, and The Tower and the Fool onto the overall.
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