Following our belated look at 2012, today we share our favorite singles and EPs released last year. Lots of independent artists and breakthrough artists.
(also: a classy, affecting and gorgeous year for EPs released via Bleeding Gold Records).

25 MALES MalesMalesMales independent
24 SEABRIGHT Children Of The Sun independent
23 PRAYTHING Her Skin Caught the Glow independent
22 PINEBOCKS Love Is... independent
21 LEMUR S/T EP independent
20 SAMBASSADEUR Memories / Hours Away labrador records
19 TRIPTIDES Couch Surfer independent
18 OLD MAN WINTHER Bedroom Country Vol 3 independent
17 LA ESTRELLA DE DAVID Jupiter independent
16 HEHFU Come Home EP independent
15 BENTEVEO Super Tranqui fuego amigo discos
14 THE OCEAN PARTY In A Knot sound of melbourne records
13 FOSSIL COLLECTIVE Let It Go dirty hit records
12 CIVIL LOVE S/T EP independent
11 GENERATIONALS Lucky Numbers independent
10 FAMILY OF THE YEAR Diversity nettwerk records
09 SONGS FOR WALTER Meet Me At The Empire bleeding gold records
08 THE HOLIDAY CROWD Over The Bluffs shelflife records
07 THE PANDUHS Panduh Party! beephop records
06 THE VERY MOST Ununiversilazible Us little treasure records
05 INDOOR VOICES So Smart bleeding gold records
04 SEAFOAM S/T EP lo-rise recordings
03 MADRAS thingscanchange independent
02 FIELD TRIP Cream EP independent
01 TEAR TALK Port Sunlight bleeding gold records


Ok. I know it's a little late, everyone must've forgotten 2012 by now, but here's my list of best albums of 2012.

2012. ALBUMS
50 ANTIBODIES Birthmark polyvinyl
49 GRIMES Visions arbutus / 4ad
48 THE STATE BROADCASTERS Ghost We Must Carry olive grove records
47 SO MANY WIZARDS Warm Nothing french kiss
46 JACK WHITE Blunderbuss third man records
45 THE DANDELION WAR We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes deep elm records
44 THE SCHOOL Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything elefant records
43 M. WARD A Wasteland Companion merge records
42 POOR MOON S/T sub pop records
41 ONE TWO THREE CHEERS AND A TIGER A Lot of Talk wohnzimmer records
40 THE SORRY SHOP Bloody, Fuzzy, Cozy independent
39 TEMPLETON El Murmullo independent
38 EARLIMART System Preferences the ship records
37 DAN ROMER & BENH ZEITLIN Beasts Of The Southern Wild OST thirty3 and a 3rd records
36 SLEEPY SUN Spine Hits the end records
35 TIGER IN TRAINS Foundry independent
34 MOTORAMA Calendar talitres records
33 NETHERFRIENDS Middle America kilo records
32 SEAMUS FOGARTY God Damn You Mountain fence records
31 TWIN CABINS I'm Sure independent
30 THE LUYAS Animator dead oceans
29 EZRA FURMAN The Year Of No Returning kinetic family records
28 HIGH SAFARI Skylight special blend records
27 DELAY TREES Doze soliti records
26 HOLOGRAMS S/T captured tracks
25 JAILL Traps sub pop
24 VIOLENS True slumberland records
23 TENDER TRAP Ten Songs About Girls fortuna pop!
22 SILENT WHYS Our Rook independent
21 TANLINES Mixed Emotions true panther sounds
20 THE RAVEONETTES Observator vice records
19 THE WAKE A Light Far Out ltm records
18 SAN CISCO S/T fat possum
17 HOLIDAYS Young Love keep it yours records
16 LIGHTSHIPS Electric Cables domino records
15 ECHO LAKE Wild Peace slumberland records
14 HOUNDSDS Phone Thou chill mega chill records
13 THIEVING IRONS Behold, This Dreamer! independent
12 TWO WOUNDED BIRDS S/T holiday friends 
11 MILK TEDDY Zingers the lost and lonesome recording co.
10 ORCA TEAM Restraint happy happy birthday to me records
09 LA BIEN QUERIDA Ceremonia elefant records
08 OPOSSOM Electric Hawaii fire records
07 JOEL ALME A Tender Trap razzia
06 ADVANCE BASE A Shut-In's Prayer caldo verde
05 THE DEDDINGTONS S/T cloudberry records
04 CROCODILES Endless Flowers frenchkiss records
03 CATS ON FIRE All Blackshirts To Me soliti
02 KLAUS & KINSKI Herreros Y Fatigas jabalina musica
01 MY HEART BELONGS TO CECILIA WINTER Midnight Midnight chop records