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Hard to believe it's already time to take stock of the year in music. Every December countless music fans and critics obsessively cobble together their lists, meticulously crafting spreadsheets, point systems, and various geeky criteria for what they think are the best songs, albums, and artists.
Sure, rating and comparing music can be a futile, silly process. But it can also be an excellent way to discover and share new music, as well as an opportunity to put our mind around what it was about those songs -- a beat, a lyrical phrase, a guitar riff, a melodic hook -- that drew us in, and what songs will stick with us going forward.
So as we begin to wrap up 2012 and ramp up for 2013, we want to hear from you about your favorite music of the year. To help, we've crafted a simple survey with eight questions:
- Favorite Album of the year?
- Favorite Song of the year?
- Favorite New Artist or Band of 2012?
- Biggest Musical Surprise of 2012?
- Biggest Musical Disappointment of 2012?
- Most Memorable Concert of 2012?
- What's a Musical Trend you noticed this year?
- Worst Music you heard in 2012? (Album, song, whatever.)
In the survey boxes below, tell us your answers and tell us why you loved a certain song or album or concert so much. What new band did you discover this year that totally blew you away? What music left you cold? Feel free to be as brief or as lavish as you want. Give us stories or moments that encapsulate the year in music for you.
We here at Soundcheck have also offered up our own answers to this list of questions:
So dig in, and let's start talking about and sharing our favorite things!
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