I logged onto last.fm just after midnight ticked over from 2012 into 2013 and I opened up all of my charts for the previous 12 months. I want to present them, but I don't want to give you information overload.
Combine these two little snippets of information and it becomes obvious what I must do; present my top 31 most played Albums, Artists and Tracks of 2012.
I may also add some commentary here and there.
Note well that this is not my subjective ranked favourite stuff that was released in 2012, but rather just the raw number of listens (of stuff from all time periods) that I scrobbled.
New releases are tagged with *NEW*.
Bands I saw live (in 2012) are tagged with *SAW*
1. Jack White – Blunderbuss (137 plays) - *NEW*
2. The Shins – Port of Morrow (132 plays) - *NEW*
3. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (126 plays) - *NEW*