So, my husband is really into music, which is a great thing for me because he keeps me current. He is always playing new music for me... so much that is hard for me to keep up. He has a couple of blogs you might be interested in checking out... noisefarmer.blogspot.com and http://jrenglish.tumblr.com.
Every year he makes a list of his favorite songs and albums that were produced that year. So, without further adieu, here you go!
noisefarmer: Best Songs of 2012
P.S. If you scroll down after the best songs post, you will find his "Best Albums" post.