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Top 30 Albums Of 2012

Top 30 Albums Of 20124

December 19, 2012

CMJ’s complete list of the top 30 albums of 2012

Top 50 Songs Of 2012

Top 50 Songs Of 201212

December 19, 2012, By

Listen to a playlist of some of CMJ’s favorite tracks from this year

Top 10 Videos Of 2012

Top 10 Videos Of 2012

December 19, 2012

Featuring the killer squirrels, adorable kids, kidnappers and porn stars who won our hearts this year

Q&A: Icona Pop

Q&A: Icona Pop

December 19, 2012, By

Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt seem tall. Maybe it’s the shoes. Or maybe it’s their massive party songs that make them seem larger than life.

Grizzly Bear Shares A Holliday Treat

Grizzly Bear Shares A Holliday Treat

December 19, 2012, By

Hear “smooth” versions of ‘Shields’ tracks set to random images

The AU Review’s 5 Artists Of The Month: December 2012

The AU Review’s 5 Artists Of The Month: December 2012

December 19, 2012

Each month our friends at The AU Review will be highlighting the best new music from Australia. Check out their top picks for December below. &…

CMJ Chart Star: P.O.S

CMJ Chart Star: P.O.S

December 18, 2012, By

The Minneapolis rapper tops CMJ’s Hip-Hop Chart for three weeks in a row

On And On Announces Tour Dates, Releases Hood Internet Remix

On And On Announces Tour Dates, Releases Hood Internet Remix

December 18, 2012

“The Hunter” gets the Hood Internet treatment

Q&A: HAIM’s Este Haim

Q&A: HAIM’s Este Haim1

December 18, 2012, By

The all-sister band’s bassist on signing with Columbia, L.A. radio and touring till her arms fall off

Big Boi – Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors

Big Boi – Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors1

December 18, 2012, By

“Divine flows, the radio got y’all like zombies/Come alive hoes, like a litter full of puppies/Or a baby with a onesie on, …

Mountain Goats: Youth In Revolt

Mountain Goats: Youth In Revolt

December 17, 2012, By

John Darnielle is a grown man with a wife, a child and a home of his own—so why can’t he stop singing about troubled kids?

Watch: Peaking Lights Hit The Beach In “Beautiful Dub” Video

Watch: Peaking Lights Hit The Beach In “Beautiful Dub” Video

December 17, 2012, By

Really, why not stare at a bunch of surfers for seven minutes?

Faded Paper Figures On What Is ‘The Matter’

Faded Paper Figures On What Is ‘The Matter’

December 17, 2012

Now on CMJ’s Radio 200 chart for the seventh week, the L.A. trio talks about its third LP

HAIM @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: December 15, 2012

HAIM @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: December 15, 2012

December 17, 2012, By

The family that sings together stays together

Evens – The Odds

Evens – The Odds

December 17, 2012, By

After a six-year hiatus, Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina return with baritone guitar riffs and snaky drumming that sounds like the grown-up version of grunge.

Julio Bashmore @ Le Poisson Rouge: December 13, 2012

Julio Bashmore @ Le Poisson Rouge: December 13, 20125

December 14, 2012, By

The rock star DJ returns to the U.S. and delivers on the hype