It’s been a fantastic year for new releases, and with the results of our Reader Awards now in, we’d like to share the top picks from team PT as well!

Democratically combined, this reflects what we’ve been listening to and enjoying most as a team, and you can check out our favourite albums and EPs below…

Punktastic Staff’s Top Albums of 2012

1. Apologies I Have None – ‘London’
2. The Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
3. Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
4. mewithoutYou – ‘Ten Stories’
5. Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
6. No Trigger – ‘Tycoon’
7. Propagandhi – Failed States’
8. Straight Lines – ‘Freaks Like Us’
9. Young Guns – ‘Bones’
10. Bury Tomorrow – ‘The Union Of Crowns’

Punktastic Staff’s Top EPs of 2012

1. Gnarwolves – ‘CRU’
2. Marmozets – ‘Vexed’
3. Peace’d Out – ‘Peace’d Out’
4. Vales – ‘Clarity’
5. Breaking Point – ‘Life Sentence’
6. Frightened Rabbit- ‘A Frightened Rabbit EP’
7. State Champs – ‘Overslept’

Keep your eyes out on a full look back over 2012 at the end of the year, and enjoy your Christmas week off!