best bits of 2012.

Top 10 Albums

1) The Maccabees – Given To The Wild.
2) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble.
3) Tame Impala – Lonerism.
4) Citizens! – Here We Are.
5) Alt-J – An Awesome Wave.
6) Young Guns – Bones.
7) Breton – Other People’s Problems.
8) Niki and the Dove – Instinct.
9) DZ Deathrays – Bloodstreams.
10) Holy other – Held.

The Maccabees got first place for an album that I absolutely love. Every single part and song on it is brilliant and beautiful especially ‘Forever I’ve Known’ and ‘Glimmer’. It was released in January and 11 months later it still sounds as good as when it was released. Every time you listen to it there is something new to find in the layers of sounds and I know, after listening to it for months non stop, that it is an album I will never get bored of.

Top 5 Compilations/Mixtapes

Bastille: Other People’s Heartache part 1.
Friendly Fires Late Night Tales.
Foals Tapes.
Bastille: Other People’s Heartache part 2.
Annie Mac Presents.

Best 20 Singles

Latch by Disclosure feat Sam Smith, Heal by Ed Congreave, Inhaler by Foals, Elephant by Tame Impala, Your Love by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Husk by Julio Bashmore, Holdin’ On by Flume, Flaws by Bastille, Fitzpleasure by Alt-J, Pelican by The Maccabees, Population Density by Breton, Held by Holy Other, Troublemaker by Olly Murs, Bones by Young Guns, Dollar Chills by DZ Deathrays, Take A Walk by Passion Pit, Prism by Jacques Greene, Reptile by Citizens!, Plague by Crystal Castles, Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear.

Most Played Song on iPod – Forever I’ve Known by The Maccabees.

New Favourite Band/Artist – Bastille, Citizens! and Holy Other.

Music Video of the Year – Inhaler by Foals.

Comeback of the year – The Cure at Leeds Festival.

Best Gig I’ve been to in 2012 – Foals at Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield.

Performance of Leeds Festival – Bastille.

Top 3 Festival Performances of the Year – Friendly Fires at Bestival, The Maccabees at Reading Festival, Kasabian at T In The Park.

Best Sing a long at Leeds Festival – Tessellate by Alt-J, I Predict A Riot by Kaiser Chiefs, Rhythm of the Night by Bastille.

Albums to Look Forward to Next Year – Bastille, Foals, Green Day, Biffy Clyro, Pure Love, Bring Me The Horizon.

Bands/Artists to look out for next year:

Funeral Suits



Remix of the Year – Friendly Fires – Why Won’t You Answer [Hot Since 82 Dub].


Favourite Clothing Purchases:

Dress from Rome.

Galaxy Print Shirt from Forever 21.

Black Dress from New Look.

Bargain Purchase of the Year:

Scarf from Rome – free

2 pairs of Boots for £30 from Office.


Favourite Accessories Purchase:

Vintage Brown Bag from Rome.

H&M Black Bowler Hat.

Favourite Footwear Purchase – Underground Creepers.

Favourite Trends – Heritage & Goth.
Shop of the Year – Primark.
Clothing Brand of the Year – Drop Dead Clothing.

Best Book I’ve Read This Year – Smiley Triology by John Le Carre.

Film of the Year – Skyfall and The Hobbit.
Top 5 TV Shows – The Hour, Criminal Minds, Fresh Meat, Restless, The Newsroom.

Comedian of the Year – Rhod Gilbert.


Given To The Wild cover art.


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