2012 was a good year for music -- pretty much across the board. From Fiona to Kendrick, there was more than enough to go around.
As a big producer of all that is sonically interesting in the world, the Bay Area played a key role. From garage rock to hip hop to her ladyship Kreayshawn, the region put out an insane amount of quality music over the past 12 months.
We’ve compiled a handy guide with some of our favorite records of the year. Enjoy:
Here’s a Spotify playlist with some of the year’s best Bay Area music: