2012 was a great year for me. I listened to a lot more music, learned some new stuff and indulged heavily in activities that I love doing.
Reading the year end 2012-in-review lists on websites that I frequent had me thinking about doing some myself but the thought of being redundant just put me off from ever getting started.
Instead I’m going to do the best of 2012 by rounding up the very top items in different categories as chosen by various websites. This list will be constantly updated and you can help by letting me know in the comments about any lists or categories worth including.
Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012
- Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar [Spin Magazine / Rhapsody ]
- 4Eva N A Day – Big K.R.I.T. [Pop Matters ]
- Control System – Ab-Soul
- Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar
Best Album of 2012
- Channel Orange – Frank Ocean [Fuse.tv / Pop Matters / The Guardian ]
- Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar [Complex / Pitchfork ]
- What We Saw From the Cheap Seats – Regina Spektor [ABC News ]
- The Idler Wheel – Fiona Apple [Stereogum ]
- Lonerism – Tame Impala [NME ]
- Celebration Rock – Japandroids [MTV ]
Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2012
My Pick: ILLuminate – Ab-Soul
Best Song of 2012
- Mercy – Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music [Complex / Spin Magazine ]
- Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen [MTV / The Guardian ]
- Climax – Usher [Billboard / Fuse.tv ]
- Hold On – Alabama Shakes [Rolling Stone ]
- The House That Heaven Built – Japandroids [Paste Magazine / Spinner ]
- Oblivion – Grimes [Pop Matters ]
Best Music Videos of 2012
- National Anthem – Lana Del Rey [Complex ]
- Wide Awake – Katy Perry [Yahoo! Music ]
- Gangnam Style – PSY [TIME ]
- Bad Girls – M.I.A. [Paste Magazine ]
- Grown Up – Danny Brown
- The unofficial video for Kanye West’s Theraflu.
Best Movie of 2012
- The Dark Knight Rises [MTV ]
- Django Unchained [CNN ]
- Argo [Roger Ebert ]
- Zero Dark Thirty [Complex ]
My Pick: Skyfall
Those are some of the best entertainment for 2012. Some I’ve sampled and some that I haven’t.
Share your picks in the comments below.