There’s a really simple reason why my lists are Top 12s rather than Top 10s this year: I didn’t want to limit myself on films. If I did a Top 10, it would be the ten films that scored 9/10 or 10/10 and that’s it. Boring. 12 gives me more room to play.

This is especially true in the music categories. I didn’t do nearly as much music content as I anticipated in 2012. There are songs, albums, artists, and videos I wanted to talk about but just never got to. I hope to do better on that in 2013.

Here are the Best Albums of 2012.

Honorable Mentions:

bestalbumsof2012honorablementions Best Albums of 2012

  • Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society
  • Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
  • Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
  • Skrillex, Bangarang
  • Taylor Swift, Red