Dan is doing the best 2012 games for the site. WickedFilmHead is doing best movies of 2012. But what about music? Music is way too subjective so I'm not going to make a best of. Just list your top 5 favorite albums from this past year and talk a bit about why you liked them. Mine are #5 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Or if you want to get fancy; The Idler Is Wiser is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Just for that title alone. But many fall nights I listened to this on the way home from work and it relaxed me after many stressful days. #4 Dinosaur Jr. I bet on the Sky The reunion album I've been waiting from this trio for awhile. I love the album from the opening tack Donâ€™t Pretend You Didnâ€™t Know, to the heavy single Watch the Corners. A great rock album in a sea of Gagnam Style. #3 Deftones Koi No Yokan More on the melodic side but still heavy screams that hit you in the gut. Deftones are hit and miss but here they hit, hard. #2 Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy Nostalgic, openly contemplative tracks about life past, present and future. This album reminds me of youthful years. I loved Smashing Pumpkins, they had songs about being young while I was young. Now that I'm old I feel this album understands life in the last 20's and early thirties, and takes you back to those years in the 90's when you were young. #1 Jack White Blunderbuss The man who is saving rock and roll. The one and only Jack White. Blunderbuss is an incredible ablum, my favorite of the year.