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Top Albums of 2012
1. Cory Chisel And The Wandering Sons Old Believers (Readymade)
2. Frank Ocean Channel Orange (Def Jam)
3. Jack White Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia)
4. Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel . . . (Epic)
5. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls (ATO)
6. Dr. John Locked Down (Nonesuch)
7. Mumford And Sons Babel (Glass Note)
8. Glen Hansard Rhythm & Repose (Anti)
9. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge)
10. Calexico Algiers (Anti)
– Janine Schaults

Top Concerts of 2012
1. Jack White – Lollapalooza, Aug. 4
2. Bruce Springsteen – Wrigley Fied, Sept. 7
3. The Dynamites ft. Charles Walker – Schubas, Sept. 6
4. Mumford And Sons – Dixon, Ill., Aug. 18
5. Kelly Hogan – Hideout, July 22
6. Peter Gabriel – United Center, Sept. 17
7. Mayer Hawthorne – Park West, May 17
8. Fiona Apple – Chicago Theatre, July 10
9. Ray LaMontagne – Chicago Theatre, Dec. 1
10. Calexico – Lincoln Hall, Oct. 15
– Janine Schaults

Top Songs of 2012
1. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros “Man On Fire” (Community)
2. Stars “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” (ATO)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (Interscope)
4. Alabama Shakes “Hold On” (ATO)
5. Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know” ft. Kimbra (Universal)
6. Taylor Swift “All Too Well” (Big Machine)
7. The xx “Angels” (Young Turks)
8. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (Dualtone)
9. Fiona Apple “Anything We Want” (Epic)
10. Ne-Yo “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself” (Motown)
– Janine Schaults

Top Songs of 2012
1. Chief Keef “I Don’t Like” ft. Lil Reese (Glory Boyz)
2. R. Kelly “When A Man Lies” (RCA)
3. Sky Ferreira “Everything Is Embarrassing” (Capitol)
4. Meek Mill “Amen” ft. Drake & Jeremih (Maybach)
5. Cannibal Corpse “Scourge Of Iron” (Metal Blade)
6. Katie Got Bandz “I Need A Hitta” (self)
7. Rodriguez “I Wonder” (Sony Legacy)
8. The Unthanks “Free Will & Testament” (Rough Trade)
9. Miguel “Adorn” ft. Diddy & French Montana (RCA)
10. Bonnie Raitt “Split Decision” (Redwing)
– Steve Forstneger

Top Metal Albums
1. Tragedy Darker Days Ahead (self)
2. Dawnbringer Into The Lair Of The Sun God (Profound Lore)
3. Grave Endless Procession Of Souls (Century Media)
4. Behold The Arctopus Horrorscension (Black Market Activities)
5. Terrible Feelings Shadows (Deranged)
6. King Dude Burning Daylight (Dais)
7. Mean Jeans On Mars (Dirtnap)
8. Boston Strangler Primitive (Fun With Smack)
9. Bullet Full Pull (Nuclear Blast)
10. Cannibal Corpse Torture (Metal Blade)
– Mike Meyer

Top Reissues of 2012
1. The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground + Nico (Polydor)
2. The House Of Love The House Of Love (Cherry Red)
3. Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights (Matador)
4. The English Beat The Complete Beat (Shout Factory!)
5. Massive Attack Blue Lines (Virgin)
6. Ride Going Blank Again (Universal)
7. Nick Drake Pink Moon (Universal)
8. Yabby You Deeper Roots: 1976 – 1979 (Pressure Sounds)
9. The Doors L.A. Woman (Elektra)
10. David Bowie Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (Capitol)
– John Vernon

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