Akira’s Shortlist – The Best of 2012

Akira’s shortlist of the best bits of 2012. A playlist of what we believe to be the very best artists, albums and songs to come out of this year, in no particular order or ranking system just what flows best for the ears to constitute a great Playlist… That which starts with a bang and takes you on a musical journey representing the up and downs, the high and the lows and the personal peaks and troughs of one hell of a year.

This year has been a momentous year for many things and equally an amazing year for music. It’s therefore been very difficult making a ‘Best of 2012′ shortlist, I could have added up to 100 songs here and as a result I’ve inevitably missed out some massive tunes this year. I recommend you listen to this Playlist whilst looking at these pictures below. Click play on the music, open up the best photos of the year in a new window on your browser and then click play on the slide show. Bish bash bosh.

Best photos of the year 2012 – http://reut.rs/Vb7lqZ

Akira’s Shortlist – The Best of 2012


1. POLIÇA – Lay Your Cards Out

2. Purity Ring – Fineshrine

3. Grimes – Oblivion

4. Miguel – Adorn

5. Usher – Climax

6. Jai Paul – Jasmine

7. Sol – 2020

8. Azelia Banks – 212 ft. Lazy Jay

9. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)

10. Dems – Inner O

11. Mmoths – Heart (feat. Keep Shelley In Athens)

12. Keaton Henson – You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

13. Rhye – Open

14. Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans

15. Rihanna – Diamonds

16. Bon Iver – Perth (Teen Daze Remix)

17. The Lumineers – Ho Hey

18. ON AN ON – Ghosts

19. Alt-J – Taro

20. Frank Ocean – Pyramids

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