Ah, 2012. What a year it was. Full of months and days and that. And tunes. Oh, the tunes. Well, every year I say something about how if you can’t find something new and decent then you’re really not trying very hard and the same applies once again. Each album in my top 30 list receives its own write up and, by clicking on the artwork with each post, you can load the album for a wee listen as you read. Please do comment wherever you see fit or come and criticise me for not liking the same things as you via the @justplayed Twitter account.
As with last year, there will be a splendid pile of prizes available to one lucky reader once all of this counting down has been concluded. In order to get yourself in the draw for a copy of the album of the year, along with signed goodies from Martin Rossiter and various other splendid stuff, including several of the titles in the rest of the thirty. All you need to do is post your end of year list in the comments section below this post. You have until 11:59pm GMT on January 1st 2013.
In addition to all of this, click the album cover montage below for my 2012 Spotify mixtape and the entire countdown can be found underneath that. Enjoy!