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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!

№ 49 Tanlines

Latest album: Mixed Emotions (March 2012)

Illustrated by Abbey Ley

№ 47 School of Seven Bells

Latest album: Ghostory (February 2012)

Illustrated by Saskia Waterman

№ 46 Two Door Cinema Club

Latest album: Beacon (September 2012)

Illustrated by April Yim

№ 45 Alabama Shakes

Latest album: Boys & Girls (April 2012)

Illustrated by Ben Warheit

№ 43 Justice

Latest album: New Lands EP (June 2012)

Illustrated by Joe Sciglitano

№ 41 Django Django

Latest album: Django Django (August 2012)

Illustrated by Ted McGrath

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