As 2012 winds down, we're starting to look back at the year in music. It begins with AllMusic Best of 2012, 50 overall favorite new releases as selected by our editors.We're counting down ten albums per week through the rest of the year, and you can check out the latest installment every Tuesday.

Experience even more of Best of 2012 by tuning in to the AllMusic Loves 2012 playlist and sounding off in the comments!