UPDATE: Best of 2012 extended through Jan 27th at 12am EST.
Welcome to ATRL's Best of 2012! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's time for you to give us your best.
What is ATRL’s Best of?
All year long, you're invited to share your favorite music over in the Your Top Ten forum. But at the end of the year, the focus turns to the best music of the entire year, according to you.
1. It's your countdown
You get one thread per year; that's it. No one else gets to vote on your countdown, period. Your thread is all about you.
2. Start with an intro
Use your first post to tell us what you're going to do. Will you list your top songs, singles, videos, albums, artists, concerts, TV shows, movies, video games, whatever? It's all up to you. Let us know first, and get into the actual list later.
3. Don't post all at once
The most important part! You want to post your countdown(s) in installments over the span of about 2 to 3 weeks. For example, if you have one list of 50 songs, post it in daily blocks of 5 or so. The suspense makes things interesting.
4. Use words, pictures Nobody cares about your list if you don't tell us why you chose what you chose. Describe every item on your list with at least a full sentence. If you add pictures and graphics, that's even better.
5. Actively participate
We encourage you to support each other. Reply with your comments or anything else to let them know you're reading. You can't just post "7/10" or whatever. Tell them what you liked! Be supportive and have fun.
6. Limited time only
This year, the Best of 2012 forum will be open and fully promoted until Monday, January 21, 2013. You must finish your entire countdown before that date, because the Best of 2012 forum will close for posting.
Song of the Moment Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Now, the signals we send are deflected again
We're still connected, but are we even friends
We fell in love when I was nineteen And now we're staring at a screen
The best time of year is back! Not opening mine until December 18th because: 1) I need to focus on ending this semester with high exam scores. 2) Everyone starting today is getting overshadowed by each other so I may as well open up shop when things have died down.
Congratulations to Rihanna on earning her Icon Award!