Top 20 of 2012 Readers Poll is Now Open!

Hard to believe we’re at this point already, but it’s December, so it’s time to find out what were the best albums of the year. Any genre, any band, any album. So long as it came out in 2012, it’s fair game.The last 12 months were full of intensely fascinating releases, and I’ve been really looking forward to seeing what people choose.

The idea is basically the same as last year. Everyone submits their picks over the course of this month, and then once 2013 hits, we’ll unveil the master list of what got the most votes. You can submit up to 12 albums, and from that, a list of 20 will be compiled using a complex mathematical formula known as “counting.” At least I think that’s how it’s spelled.

Fill out your picks in the form below, click submit and we’re off and running:


Once again, special thanks to Slevin for setting up the database and making this whole thing work behind the scenes. History will sing songs of his generosity and technical cunning.

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9 Responses to “Top 20 of 2012 Readers Poll is Now Open!”

  1. Bubba says:

    Amazing! Hope some of you will also find the time to send in your top 5, 10, 20 or 63 to for the Stoner HiVe top 20 albums of 2012 countdown… It starts on December 12th… So send your list before that date!

  2. Kristian says:

    When is the poll closing? I haven’t got my copy of Bell Witch’s Longing, but I have a feeling that it will make it into my top 12.

  3. John says:

    This has been an amazing year for music. A top 12 was tough because there’s a few that definitely were hard to pick one over the other.

  4. Nice task! I’ll have a couple of beers while I review the albums released this year…. Cheers!

  5. David says:

    Some fine albums released this year, but for me Colour Haze’s She Said trumps them all.

  6. noel says:

    seems like i only did last year’s poll a minute ago :\

  7. Mike H says:

    13. Lamb of God – Resolution
    14. Cattle Decapitation – Monolith of Inhumanity
    15. Grifter – Grifter
    16. Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme
    17. Testament – Dark Roots of the Earth

  8. Fastnbulbous says:

    Am looking forward to the rollout! Will it be on the 31st like last year?

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