EDM's Ten Best Tracks and Albums of 2012

EDM was bigger and badder than ever this year.

Lady Gaga went on tour with electro-wunderkind Zedd. Skrillex won three Grammys. Shit, even the American Music Awards created an EDM category.

Of course, this also means a lot of garbage is being produced. But thankfully, there are still loads of artists who take their craft (and the dance floor) seriously.

Let's take the time to look back and celebrate those artists who delivered with monster tracks, EPs, and even full albums. If we don't reward them now, we'll only ever get more cheese.

See also:

-Ten EDM Albums To Hear Before You Die

-Ten Richest DJs: From Pauly D to Tiesto

-Six Best EDM Riders: From Deadmau5 to Diplo

-Worst Songs of 2012: Lil Wayne to LMFAO

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.