So I've taken it upon myself to collate the lists that I think are worth sharing and are actually representative of the year 2012 - from music, fashion, memes, science to news and all that fun stuff.
Fashionologie combines 3 of my favorite things: Fashion, memes and lists. Amused Anna Wintour is queen
A pretty straightforward list from the great people of Business of Fashion, featuring a personal favorite article about the Man Repeller a.k.a Leandra Medine - her successes, her strategy behind the blog and just generally oozing wit and charm that makes her so likeable. You're my hero and I love you what
Ah, that's more like it. A fairly comprehensive list of news that drove everyone insane (see Raf Simons leaving Jil Sander - looking at you, Twitter), in a very much non-alphabetical way.
One of my favorite Tumblrs, Katemess is a bit more cynical - the world hasn't ended, but it might as well have, what with Henry Holland getting the fashion forward scholarship and America's Next Top Model in it's 19th season...ugh you guys are the worst.
Even if you're not into science, it's a pretty sweet sort of cheat sheet to load on party conversation. And anyway, you don't need to be into science to know that it's been an epic year, with the discovery of the Higgs boson to Curiosity's landing on Mars - look at it gooooooo:
This collection of essays exemplifies some of the best online journalism, the ones where I bookmark and procrastinate reading just because I'm a lazy butt; when I do eventually get to them though, they're all compelling and enlightening, particularly Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, In Rust Belt, a Teenager’s Climb From Poverty and The Story of a Suicide.
The intent behind this list alone is worth an honorable mention, "On my list, there aren't any "electronic bands," dudes who sing, party DJs, or dubstep douchelords. Also notably absent are ambient artists, people who make dreamy, sleepy-ass beats, and Flying Lotus (I am a fan of the new record, but it's on everyone else's list already). This is just good stuff that I've heard from everyone: legends, youngins, artists to watch, and sounds that set themselves apart." Plus, they called out on MTV's shitty list.
Death and Taxes Magazine also made a list of Best Songs of 2012 You Probably Haven't Heard a couple of months ago; despite it's slightly patronizing title, it's true (for me, anyway) - no, I have never heard of Tiny Victories, but I love them already.
The FADER collates its own list of lists, including gems like "Top 4 Pictures of Usher and Animals", "Top 2 Bar Mitzvahs", and "Top 50 Emoticons Duncan Saved on His Computer to Use Later" (Yes, finally).
I'm sure I've missed out a fair few, let me know!