2012, you were ridiculous; no year threw more personal peaks and valleys at me. Thankfully, the one constant was music. Though I didn't spend nearly as much time with 2012 releases as I would have liked, my first year with AbsolutePunk reaffirmed my love for music - I saw more shows than ever, broadened my taste drastically and made plans to make 2013 a musical endeavor. It was fantastic getting to know the AP.net staff and the AP.net community - as someone who loves to share and discuss music, it was amazing to put faces to user names at shows and make new friends.
If you're so inclined, feel free to add my Facebook and Twitter - it's pretty much music discussion 24/7, save for some gloating about the Clippers' fantastic season. Again, always glad to make new friends, especially when it comes to our scene.
Without further ado, here's all my favorites from the past 365 days.
Best Albums of 2012
1. From Indian Lakes - Able Bodies
2. Anberlin - Vital
3. Athletics - Who You Are Is Not Enough
4. Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I'm Going To Be A Better Person
5. The Early November - In Currents
6. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
7. Fun. - Some Nights
8. The American Scene - Safe For Now
9. mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
10. The Classic Crime - Phoenix
Best EPs of 2012
1. Night Verses - Out Of The Sky
2. I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps
3. Hail The Sun - Elephantitus
4. Zelliack - Noir Tone
5. Back Pocket Memory - Back Pocket Memory
6. My Mouth Is The Speaker - A Stunning Example
7. Troubled Coast - I've Been Thinking About Leaving You
8. Cut Teeth - Televandalism
9. Alexisonfire - Death Letter EP
10. Peace'd Out - Peace'd Out
Best Acoustic/B-Side Releases
1. Moving Mountains - New Light
2. Happy Body Slow Brain - Sleepy EP
3. Ace Enders - Share With Everyone
4. Kurt Travis - Wha Happen?
5. From Indian Lakes - Able Bodies Acoustic Session
Best Songs of 2012
Listen to my 50 favorite songs of the year here.