It's that time again! As 2012 draws to a close, it's time to put up my favorite albums of the year. I'd like to emphasize that these are my own favorites, which of course comes down to opinion. This isn't a "best of" list, per say, but I also think that some of these albums might end up on such a list.
I love reading your comments, so post away! I always end up in a friendly argument or two with these, so don't hesitate to put down your thoughts. Maybe if you have your own list, you can post that (or a link to it) as well. For most of these albums, I also wrote a review on my blog. So if you want a more in-depth analysis, you can look for it there. If you need help finding anything, just let me know.
Like last year, I've put a few similar artists next to each band. This is to help you figure out if you might like the band if you've never heard of them. It's a very loose guide and is by no means the ultimate parallel between similar artists. It's just a loose starting point.