Other 2012 lists:
OK I don't have much to say about these last 5 other besides "this was really, really cool" so I'll keep this list brief and let the songs speak for themselves.
5. deadmau5 - >album title goes here<
Damn good collection of electro house from that Canadian guy with the grinning headgear and Zelda tattoos.
Favorite "vocal" song: The Veldt (ft. Chris James)
Favorite "trance" song: There Might Be Coffee
Favorite "collab: Channel 42 w/ Wolfgang Gartner
Favorite "downtempo" song: Sleepless
Favorite "house" song: Maths
4. The Killers - Battle Born
After a 4-year hiatus, the boys from Vegas craft another classic (in my opinion of course). Except for "Here With Me" which is just meh. Don't know why that was a single.
Favorite song overall: Runaways
Favorite "upbeat" song: A Matter of Time
Favorite "somber" song: Miss Atomic Bomb
and that finale: title track
3. As I Lay Dying - Awakened
Yes! YES! THIS is the AILD I fell in love with. I could not be happier.
Favorite song overall: Overcome
Favorite "thrashy" song: Wasted Words
Favorite "rock-like" song: Whispering Silence
Favorite song with a video: A Greater Foundation
2. Poets of the Fall - Temple of Thought
Thank you, Remedy. Thank you so much for featuring such a great band in your games.
Favorite song overall: title track
Favorite "emotionally intense" song: The Distance
Favorite "somber" song: Morning Tide
Favorite "happy" song: The Happy Song :P
1. Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Mind scrambling and unpredictable. Part death metal. Part prog rock. All masterpiece.
Favorite song: The whole album from beginning to end.
Some honorable mentions that I've only listened to as of late:
Parkway Drive - Atlas
Moguai - Mpire
The Heavy - The Glorious Dead