Best Music Of 2012

The Stories

These are the moments, issues and debates that shaped the year in music. These are things we'll remember.

The crowd at Orbital's performance at Moogfest in October.
In 2012, writing about music showed the influence of the sophisticated ways we track readers habits online — not always for the better.

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2 Chainz performing in London in November.
Robert Glasper at SXSW in March 2012.