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Written by: Jason Tate (12/03/12)
Well, 2012 was an interesting year.

But now it's come to a close and I have to figure out how to rank everything from the past year and get a list together. I've been procrastinating on this one for a while, but, alas - here we go ... in reverse order. Trying to rank all of these were a pain in the ass - pretty sure I changed up the order twenty times before I gave up and just decided to go with it ...

Top Albums of 2012


30) All Time Low - Don't Panic
29) Blink-182 - Dogs Eating Dogs EP
28) mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
27) Sharks - No Gods
26) Now, Now - Threads
25) The All-American Rejects - Kids in the Street
24) Walk the Moon - Self-Titled
23) Hot Water Music - Exister
22) Yeasayer - Fragrant World
21) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
20) S. Carey - Hoyas EP
19) The Killers - Battle Born
18) Every Time I Die - Ex-Lives
17) House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
16) Yellowcard - Southern Air
15) Anberlin - Vital
14) Further Seems Forever - Penny Black
13) The xx - Coexist
12) Neon Trees - The Picture Show
11) Muse - The Second Law
10) P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here
09) The Shins - Port of Morrow
08) Andy Burrows - Company
07) fun. - Some Nights
06) Good Old War - Come Back as Rain
05) The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
04) Stars - The North
03) John Mayer - Born and Raised
02) Japandroids - Celebration Rock
01) The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

Best Lyrics of 2012

01) Brian Fallon (Handwritten)

It'd the reason the album ended up being my favorite of the year. Most of the years that Brian Fallon is writing music, I am going to fall in love with his lyrics. He did it again ...

Best Vocals of 2012

01) Keith Goodwin (Good Old War)

Best Record Label of 2012

01) Rise Records

Best Movies of 2012

03) Safety Not Guaranteed
02) Looper
01) The Dark Knight Rises

Best Book of 2012

"A Hologram for the King" by Dave Eggers

Best TV Shows of 2012

05) Dr. Who
04) Archer
03) Homeland
02) Mad Men
01) Breaking Bad

Most Anticipated of 2013

10) Daybreaker
09) Young the Giant
08) My Chemical Romance
07) Astronautalis/POS Collaboration Album
06) Frank Turner
05) Paramore
04) Phoenix
03) Jimmy Eat World
02) Brand New?
01) A Wilhelm Scream

If you'd like you can also find me on Twitter and please check out my personal blog for more of my recommendations, writing, and thoughts on just about everything.

Note: If you wanna grab something from this list through Amazon or iTunes - buying through those affiliate links gives me a tiny payment, so that would rule.
 
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11:26 AM on 12/28/12
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A playlist of some of my favorites, from my top 30.
07:25 AM on 01/01/13
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"The" japandroids
07:33 AM on 01/01/13
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I can see why you don't visit the "last movie seen" thread much.
07:46 AM on 01/01/13
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07:49 AM on 01/01/13
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Can't go wrong with The Gaslight Anthem. Handwritten was everything and more that I expected from them.
08:04 AM on 01/01/13
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Solid list. Love your top 3 movies. Didn't make a list this year but it's probably between Handwritten and Some Nights. Used to think '59 Sound was their best work, but I'm slowly inching towards Handwritten with every listen.

Haha. Currently the most active poster of the Doctor Who thread.
08:26 AM on 01/01/13
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Glad to see Sharks and Gold Old War getting some deserved recognition here. No Gods isn't as raw as The Joys of Living but they made up for it with songwriting.
08:48 AM on 01/01/13
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Damn that question mark at the end of Brand New.
08:58 AM on 01/01/13
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Happy to see The Heist on there. glad it's being recognized as a solid album!
09:57 AM on 01/01/13
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Great list, as always. Only surprise is the lack of Motion City Soundtrack, I thought that album was really good, classic MCS.
10:12 AM on 01/01/13
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love that ETID made the list
11:17 AM on 01/01/13
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nice book choice. it made my top ten.
11:18 AM on 01/01/13
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Can't beat a Jason Tate list. As I drift further and further away from discovering brand new music, it's always great to catch up via EOY lists.

Cheers Jason!
11:24 AM on 01/01/13
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I can see why you don't visit the "last movie seen" thread much.

Oh shucks.
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