2012 is a wrap.
And like every year of this cascading evolution of technology we live in, 2012 bombarded us with more musical junk food than my delicate palette can handle. Sure there were the chart toppers: Adele (for the 2nd year in a row), Taylor Swift, The Beib, One Direction, and Mumford and Sons. But with so many outlets for music and so many more politics behind getting good music into your hands, it’s a pretty safe bet that much of 2012’s best was forgotten when the ball dropped New Year’s eve.
So without further ado, the good folks at NPR have compiled their list of 2012’s best…some of which you’ve heard, some of which you probably haven’t. Regardless of the genre, support good music.