2012 is already shaping up to be a spectacular year for music. From mainstream success to underground breakthroughs, the past six months have seen the release of some spectacular new music.
We have embarked in collecting together our favourite 100 tracks of 2012 so far - and we reckon the collection is sounding pretty damn good. Taking in the success of big name artists such as Maccabees, Jack White, Hot Chip, Lana Del Rey and many more and mixing in smaller stars including Twin Shadow, Chew Lips, Penguin Prison, Toy and many more, we reckon this makes for a pretty good playlist.
A mix of pop and rock, dance and indie, hip-hop and r&b, check out Gigwise's favourite 100 tracks of 2012 below...