For most people December is about avoiding brussel sprouts, searching for the most symmetrical tree, and desperately trying to brainstorm the perfect gift for that special someone. But for music lovers it’s all about the list — yes, the list. We delved back into the past 12 months to pick the standout albums of the year and turned them into a playlist of perfection. Want to know which albums made the cut? Hear our Best of 2012 playlist now.