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Thomas Gutches, Central Ohio native and Artist Manager at The Artery Foundation,
makes his picks for the best records released in 2012.  
Read our interview with Gutches here.
The Top 10: Best Albums Of 2012
By Thomas Gutches
6. All Time Low : Don't Panic
A huge jump from their previous major label release. Released on their original
independent label where the band return to their pop punk roots.
5. The Ghost Inside : Get What You Give
The perfect blend of melody and hardcore. Very personal, very true.
4. The Amity Affliction : Chasing Ghosts
A true defining metalcore follow up from this Aussie outlet.
3. twenty | one | pilots : Three Songs
This band is the future.
2. deadmau5 : Album Titles Goes Here
I am a huge EDM fan and deadmau5 always delivers whether
it's a remix or full length. You feel like are at the show.
1. MGK : Lace Up
One of the best debut albums by an up and coming hip-hop artist.
Not a single skip track.
10. Further Seems Forever : Penny Black
Chris Carraba returning to his roots in his first act prior to departing for Dashboard Confessional.
Amazing comeback!!
9. Steve Aoki : Wonderland
Another future "classic" dance record.
8. Attack Attack! : This Means War
One of the more "raw" records I've heard from this band. Gives off sort of a punk rock sound.
7. Woe, Is Me : Genesis
True growth within this release.