There's absolutely no doubt that 2012 was a huge year for Canadian music, from Biebs, Bubs, Jeps and Drizzy* dominating charts worldwide, to indie artists such as Japandroids, Grimes and the Weeknd garnering substantial buzz on the internets.
*Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake
If you think about it, we couldn't have picked a better year to launch CBC Music. To look back on the excellent year that was, we'll list the top albums of the year, explore some of the highs and lows of the music industry, including a remembrance of the talented artists we lost in 2012, and dig into some of the biggest music trends that happened. Plus, animated GIFs! Who doesn't love those?
And if that wasn't enough, we'll also be fabricating New Year's resolutions for your favourite Canadian artists, as well as pointing out who to watch for in 2013.
To read CBC Music's complete year-end coverage, simply click on the links below and read on.
The top 12 albums of the year (all genres)
2012: the year of the folk resurgence
2012: the year of R&B/soul evolution
2012: the year hip-hop grew up
2012: the year of the Canadian 2-piece
2012: the year of musical matrimony
Grimes to the Magnetic Fields: a literary examination of 2012’s best lyrics
The 5 Best Ryan Hemsworth remixes of 2012
17 Canadian producers and DJs pick their favourite tracks of 2012
Northern Lights: the Canadian electronic labels we love
Vote for Canada's #1MusicCity for 2012: Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver?
The top 5 albums, per genre:
Top 5 rock albums of 2012
Top 5 pop albums of 2012
Top 5 electronic albums of 2012
Top 5 hip-hop albums of 2012
Top 5 jazz albums of 2012
Top 5 classical music albums of 2012
Top 5 R&B/soul albums of 2012
Top 5 country music albums of 2012
Top 5 Aboriginal albums of 2012
Top 5 singer-songwriter albums of 2012
Top 5 world music albums of 2012
Top 5 blues albums of 2012