It's not exactly out with the old but 2012 has definitely been a case of 'in with the new' as a host of amazing new guitar stars have made their presence felt over the past year.
Following recent album success for Muse and Mumford & Sons, this week Jake Bugg is on course to snatch the No.1 spot away from Leona Lewis - and we couldn't be more thrilled. Nothing against Leona of course, but Bugg's debut album is simply brilliant, and properly deserves to top the charts.
So, in celebration of Bugg's imminent chart topping success, we've rounded up the top 25 names and faces who have made guitar music in 2012 the amazing place it really is. From Alt-J to Of Monsters & Men, Savages to Toy, Alabama Shakes to Django Django - there's some amazing new stars in here.
So make yourself a cup of tea, load up Spotify and check out the 25 new faces of guitar music 2012.
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