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From Frank Ocean to Fiona Apple, the Grantland staff looks back on the most notable tracks of 2012 - Grantland

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No matter what corner of it you were listening from, 2012 was a truly interesting year for the music world, with the most exciting sounds often coming from the least expected places. An unassuming Compton MC delivered what many are calling the best hip-hop album of the year, a British pop diva materialized fully formed before our eyes. Genres were flipped on their heads:

Thanks Jared -- I hadn't heard most of these before.

I like this one from Best Coast -- "How They Want Me To Be":

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