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The Best R&B of 2012

R&B was as vibrant and diverse a genre as any in 2012, a year that saw the rise of breakout acts and the returns of old-school vets.

Elias Leight and Colin McGuire
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The Best Hip-Hop of 2012

From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.

Quentin B. Huff, David Amidon, Dave Heaton, Gary Suarez, Dean Van Nguyen
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The Best Electronic Music of 2012

2012 was another year of innovation and diversity in electronic music, but with the same artist as last year at the top of the heap after all was said and done.

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The Best Metal of 2012

There's no doubt 2012 has been another great year for metal, with releases from veteran road dogs and fresh young bands alike providing endless roaring highs and churning, filth-ridden lows.

Craig Hayes, Adrien Begrand, Dean Brown, Brice Ezell, Dane Prokofiev
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The Best Indie Rock of 2012

Here's a confession: It was hard to define what the term "indie rock" meant in 2012. But this list takes a shot by reemphasizing the "independent" in "indie rock".

Corey Beasley
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