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2012: A Year In Review

January 20, 2013

2012: A Year In Review
2012: A Year In Review


It's time to complete our year-end coverage, summing up the best things 2012 has had to offer. In our now-customary roundup, we uncover the best EPs, hip-hop records, mixtapes, album artwork, live shows, free albums, worst releases, reissues and a ton more - all from 2012. If you feel like you missed a few things this year or want to know where to start in catching up, this is for you.

You can also check out our Best of 2012 list (for albums released last year) and our 2012 Pass The Mic feature, where we ask tons of bands, labels and industry figures about their experience of the last year in music. Enjoy.

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— the SPB team • January 20, 2013

2012: A Year In Review
2012: A Year In Review

Pages in this feature

  1. Opening page
  2. Top 5 London Live Shows of 2012
  3. Top 5 Records That Don't Really Count of 2012
  4. Top 5 Splits (within the realm of Metal) in 2012
  5. Best Hip-Hop Records of 2012
  6. Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2012
  7. Top 5 Awesome Reissues of 2012
  8. Worst 5 Albums You Had to Pay Money For of 2012
  9. Top 5 Great (Legally) Free Albums From 2012
  10. Top 5 Albums By Classic Rock Artists Who Have No Business Continuing to Release Music in 2012
  11. Top 5 Late Arrivals or Records I Never Got to in 2012
  12. EPs That Deserved Extra Attention in 2012
  13. Top Sorta Mainstream Records That We Didn't Quite Get To Review But Need To Be Heard of 2012
  14. Top 5 Bands I Discovered in 2012
  15. Top 5 Awesome Songs from 2012
  16. Top 5 Bands At Fest 11 We Caught, Missed & Discovered in 2012
  17. Top 5 Pieces of Album Art of 2012
  18. Top 10 Worst Pieces of Album Art of 2012

Series: Year End 2012

A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music — More from this series

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