I'm not Pitchfork. As much as I like to think that I do, I don't listen to every album that comes out + on occasion, there are going to be some pretty great artists + songs that fly under my radar or don't get the attention they deserve until a year or two (or more) later. This list is not just new songs + may not necessarily even be my favorites, they just meant a lot to me this past year.
On that note, I'd also like to follow up with one of my favorite quotes from earlier this year:
"We know that rating music -- listening to it + calling one album better than another album -- is a fool's errand. Taste in art is purely subjective. Just because my ears happen to like something more than your ears doesn't make that something better than something you say you like."
20 Most Significant Songs of 2012