Now that our "Best of 2012" feature is up on the website, over the next week or so we will be highlighting some of the lists from staff and our friends in bands, the industry, etc. So check out some featured lists in the replies and don't forget you can browse all the lists here (including the staff's Top 30 here).
I love the end of the year lists on this site. It's usually when I discover a shit ton of music. I tried really hard to get into the menzingers since they topped the compiled list but wasn't able to, but have discovered some other pretty great bands.