best of 2012

2012 Readers Poll: Music video of the year
1. Pierce The Veil - "King For A Day" You say, “Super hilarious and well made ! Who wouldnt want to see Pierce the Veil side by side to Mr. Kellin Quinn in a video !?” - Korina Van Hollen from St. Thomas, ON, Canada Runners-up: 2. Black Veil... Read More ... Read More ...
2012 Readers Poll: Cover Art Of The Year
1. Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky You say, “It depicts a girl breaking free, which is what PTV is encouraging me to do.” - Jenna Schottel from Tulsa, OK Runners-up: 2. All Time Low - Don't Panic You say, “I like how they put all the theories of the end of the world on there because it's the year 2012.” - Heather Widdis from E... Read More ...
2012 Readers Poll: Album of the year
1. Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky You say, “Such a huge change from Selfish Machines! The sound is better, the lyrics are still brutally honest, and these guys experimented on this album which I love!” - Cassie Leachman from Pataskala, OH Runners-up: 2. All Time L... Read More ... Read More ...
2012 Readers Poll: Song of the year
1. Pierce The Veil - "King For A Day" You say, “It was the song that EVERYBODY was listening to when it came out. Two great vocalists from two great bands.” - Nic Raynor from Fallston, MD Runners-up: 2. Black Veil Brides - "In The End" You say, “When I first heard a new album would come, I expected a lot of it, but when I heard this song, I knew it would be so much mor
2012 Readers Poll Results: Best live music
After wading through nearly 20,000 votes and tabulating for weeks, the AP Readers Poll 2012 results are here! Over the course of the week, we will reveal new results every day. Stay tuned every day at noon for a new results unveiling. Today, we reveal the best in live music ...
2012 Readers Poll: Live Band Of The Year
1. Pierce The Veil You say, "Honestly, their Collide With The Sky tour was one of the best concerts I have ever been to;and that's saying a lot. The set, Vic's banter and the stage presence and set up was extremely impressive." - Evangeline Sonnier from Houston, TX   Runners-up: 2. All Time Lo... Read More ... Read More ...
2012 Readers Poll: Tour/Festival Of The Year
1. Vans Warped Tour You say, "It's a great way to see a lot of your favorite bands all together and to discover new bands." - Kaitlyn Hays from Thurmont, MD   Runners-up: 2. Download Festival You say, "Because it seemed awesome and I wanted to see the bands but don't live in England." - Alisha R... Read More ...
The Lead: Introduction to Readers Poll results week and AltPress’ best content of 2012
The Lead: Introduction to Readers Poll results week and AltPress’ best content of 2012
Along with our Readers Poll 2012 results, within the coming days, we will present you with the website features, reviews, videos, song streams and interviews that made you talk (or scream), face-palm, send “WHY?” pleas to the heavens, celebrate, fangirl, flame and swoon. Unwittingl... Read More ...
Weekly Playlist #3: The top 12 of 2012
Weekly Playlist #3: The top 12 of 2012
As music years go, 2012 wasn’t shabby, and we have 12 songs to prove it. Our editors sift through copious amounts of music annually (daily, even). So, when they pick something as a favorite, it stands out against an expansive backdrop comprised of everything from dudes who use hacksaws as instruments to Warped Tour staples and Grammy nominees. Then... Read More ...
Get Your Game On: The ten best video games of 2012
Whittling down this year’s stretching slate of great video games to a meager list of 10 proved about as simple as surviving the zombie apocalypse on a single bottle of water and half a box of shotgun shells. And while it especially hurt having to deny deserving titles such as Diablo 3 and Hitman: Absolution top spots, we did manage to tackle the daunting task—albeit with many a blistered thumb a