Jack White tops best album of '12

Mark Daniell and John Williams, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

2012 saw South Korean Psy take the world by storm with "Gangnam Style," Taylor Swift broke up with several dudes, and parlayed it into a sales goldmine, and the Biebs continued his domination over young, impressionable minds.

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10. Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls
(ATO)


Add Alabama Shakes to the pile of great blues rock bands that seem to be popping out of nowhere. Led by the powerful and soulful vocals of Brittany Howard, the band had quite a year, with invites to soem of the biggest festivals around, and appearances on "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and the "Late Show with David Letterman." And Dave had nothing but praise for them. Watch below.

ESSENTIAL TRACKS: "Hold On," "Hang Loose"

WATCH: "Hold On"


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