Your Favorite Records from 2012
The Charts
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

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    The Gaslight Anthem

    45 b/w You Got Lucky [7-inch]

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    Hence My Optimism [7-inch]

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    One Man Army

    She's an Alarm [7-inch]

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    The Menzingers

    The Obituaries b/w Burn After Writing [7-inch]

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    Cobra Skulls

    Eagle Eyes [7-inch]

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    The Swellers

    Vehicle City Blues [7-inch]

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    Good Livin' EP [7-inch]

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    A/B [7-inch]

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    MariKKKopa [7-inch]

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    Masked Intruder

    First Offense [7-inch]

  11. Your Favorite Records of 2012

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    The Menzingers

    On the Impossible Past

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    Failed States

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    Hot Water Music


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    The Gaslight Anthem


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    Classics of Love

    Classics of Love

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    Self Entitled

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    Masked Intruder

    Masked Intruder

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    Apologies, I Have None


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    The Sidekicks

    Awkward Breeds

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    Joyce Manor

    Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired

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    Teenage Bottlerocket

    Freak Out!

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    Bouncing Souls


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    Celebration Rock

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    All or Nothing

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    Cheap Girls

    Giant Orange

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    No Trigger


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    Title Fight

    Floral Green

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    All We Love We Leave Behind

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    Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds

    I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever

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    Jeff Rosenstock

    I Look Like Shit