If there's anything we learned while reviewing which galleries and slideshows intrigued you the most this year, it's that you really like to look at Sleeping With Sirens. And moms. You like moms. Below are the top three AP photo galleries and slideshow stories of 2012.
Bamboozle Festival, Days 1 and 2
Though there will not be a Bamboozle Festival next year, this year, photographers Joe Lemke and Matt Vogel documented the annual New Jersey beach musical carnival and caught your attention with photos of artists such as the All-American Rejects, Armor For Sleep, Miss May I, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, We Came As Romans, Hot Water Music, The Maine, Foo Fighters and more.
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A Day In The Life series
[Photo: Tarina Doolittle]
For our A Day In The Life photo series, we send talented photographers backstage, onto the tour bus and wherever else they must go to follow your favorite bands around and to document their every everyday move. Most of our top galleries were a part of this series, with Sleeping With Sirens' a day in the Warped life, photographed by Tarin Doolittle, topping them all. Here are a few of the most popular A Day In The Life galleries:
Sleeping With Sirens - Warped Tour
All Time Low - Warped Tour
Pierce The Veil - Warped Tour
The Faces Of Warped Tour 2012
As the title suggests, our top gallery of 2012, shot by photographer Tom Stone, is a display of the faces of 2012's Vans Warped Tour. Featuring the frontladies and men of bands such as Motionless In White, We Are The In Crowd, Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire, Title Fight, All Time Low, Tonight Alive and more, this gallery garnered the most attention of 2012. And unsurprisingly. We do love some Warped Tour.
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Top Slideshow Stories
The Lead: Mid-year report card: Albums
In July, our editors gave a preliminary best albums of 2012 list in slideshow form, showcasing their picks and their opinions along with each album's artwork. Your firing back either in agreement or in utter shock and disdain made this the third most viewed slideshow of the year.
16 Must-See Bands At Vans Warped Tour 2012
You guys really love your Warped Tour, clearly. This photo feature, compiled by our website contributors and editors gave suggestions to those attending Warped 2012 as to whom they should see. Pierce The Veil, Miss May I, Transit, Every Time I Die and more made the cut, but it was who didn't make the cut that had you blowing up the comments section.
Word To Your Mother: Musicians tell us how moms helped bring you your favorite bands
[Pictured: Chris from Texas In July with his mother]
See? I told you that you like moms. In this Mothers Day photo feature artists such as Texas In July, HRVRD, The Summer Set, Yellowcard and many more give thanks to their moms and explain how they helped them get to where they are today.
Stay tuned the rest of the week for the best written features and streams of the year along with the results of the 2012 Readers Poll.