Image One last list of the best music of 2012 for you, this, our first proper day of 2013. Just like in 2011, 2010, and 2009, we've tallied up your votes for the past year and assembled the best of 2012 Reader List.

To qualify, each album must meet a minimum threshold of votes, and then the votes are weighted so that if a given album received a small number of five star votes, it would be balanced so that a four star album with a lot of votes received equal consideration.

Your Favorite 7-inches and EPs of 2012

Your Favorite Records of 2012