ThePunkSite.com2012 has come and gone. The so-called apocalypse never happened. Green Day released three albums and had a mental breakdown. Some guy danced his way to a billion views on YouTube (which, I guess, is a big deal). Barack Obama won the highly contested US Presidential election. Against Me!‘s Tom Gabel came out as transgender and changed her name to Laura Jane Grace, and has been killing it on stage ever since. Hundreds of beers were consumed at The Fest 11 while Hurricane Sandy left countless Festers stranded at various airports across the East coast. December 22nd was the tenth anniversary of the passing of the legendary Joe Strummer and heartwarming memories were shared across the internet while hearts were broken in the summer as No Use For A Name‘s Tony Sly sadly passed away in his sleep at the young age of 41.

Suffice to say, it was a busy year.

Like any website out there, we at have compiled our favourite releases of the year and collected them in a nice, tiny, list-format. Without any further ado, here are our Best Of lists for 2012.

Bobby Gorman Cole Faulkner Dustin Blumhagen | Gui Parent | Emily Thompson | Lanny Bolger Nikki Pollo