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We looked at a whole year worth of posts to find the most blogged artists of 2012. Then we asked some of our favorite visual artists to create illustrations and celebrate these musicians. Enjoy and get ready for another year of amazing music!

№ 27 Lower Dens

Latest album: Nootropics (May 2012)

Illustrated by Adam J. Kurtz

№ 24 Azealia Banks

Latest album: 1991 EP (May 2012)

Illustrated by Audrey Malo

№ 23 Cat Power

Latest album: Sun (September 2012)

Illustrated by Zoya Feldman

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