I tinkered with this list more than in any other year but in the end this is what I have settled on. Regardless of positioning, my ears had a good year with a varied list of artists dominating listening time over old favorites from the past.
Looking over the releases I may have missed or neglected and at how hard it was for me to settle on all thirty placings I feel this will be a year I will continue to explore well into 2013 and beyond.
Hope everybody had a great 2012 and we get another solid year of music in 2013!
1- The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
2- The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
3- Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
4- Forgetters - Forgetters
5- Hostage Calm - Please Remain Calm
6- fun - Some Nights
7- Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8- Title Fight - Floral Green
9- Misser - Every day I tell myself...
10- Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
11- Make Do And Mend - Everything You Ever Loved
12- Basement - colourmeinkindness
13 - Bad Books - II
14 - Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
15 - Further Seems Forever - Penny Black
16 - The Killers - Battle Born
17 - Hot Water Music - Exister
18 - Handguns - Angst
19- Death Grips - The Money Store
20- Ben Gibbard - Former Lives
21 - Childish Gambino - Royalty
22 - Ceremony - Zoo
23- The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
24 - Beach House - Bloom
25- Mixtapes - Even On The Worst Nights
26 – Propaghandi – Failed States
27 - Ke$ha - Warrior
28 - Dikembe - broad shoulders
29- Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.a.a.d. city
30- Parkway Drive - Atlas