2012 - The Year In Music. In GIFs

What was the moment that defined the year just gone for you? We've had economic crisis, political unrest and, biggest of all, Gangnam Style, so what better way of recapping the twelve months just gone by than with the internet's format of choice: the animated GIF. Here's just some of our highlights of the year:

[subhead]There was a buzz around Skrillex[/subhead]

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Via icanhasGIF.com






[subhead]Frank Ocean caused headlines by opening up about his sexuality - and releasing many people's album of the year.[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via gifhound




[subhead]Beastie Boy Adam Yauch left the party[/subhead]

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[subhead]Tupac came back to life - as a hologram[/subhead]

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Via THUGISM




[subhead]Noel Gallagher was crowned Godlike Genius at the NME Awards - read his wisdom here[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via lgmatsumoto




[subhead]Gangnam Style took over the world[/subhead]

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[subhead]Madonna played the Superbowl halftime show - with this man on a tightrope[/subhead]

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[subhead]The Libertines' 'Up The Bracket' turned 10[/subhead]

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[subhead]Alex Turner got coiffed[/subhead]

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Via celestemorrison.tumblr.com




[subhead]Musicians like the Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner - and Rowan Atkinson - opened the Olympics[/subhead]

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[subhead]Jake Bugg took on the X Factor and won[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via cameile




[subhead]Plan B released the hardest-hitting protest song of our time[/subhead]

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Via harlequin-kate.tumblr.com




[subhead]Radiohead toured the UK - and mocked the Daily Mail[/subhead]

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Via The Strut




[subhead]Bat For Lashes returned draped in 'The Haunted Man' [/subhead]

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Via Hype Machine




[subhead]Gotye wormed his way into our ears - and became 2012's biggest-selling single[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via wazzaaa-nojustkidding




[subhead]Carly Rae Jepson fell off a car - then Enter Shikari covered 'Call Me Maybe'[/subhead]

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[subhead]Pulp turned back time in Sheffield[/subhead]

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[subhead]The triumphant return of the Rolling Stones wasn't all 'Doom & Gloom'[/subhead]

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[subhead]Two Door Cinema Club followed their 'Beacon' to stardom[/subhead]

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Via Hype Machine




[subhead]Lana Del Rey gave us too much information[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via lanafan




[subhead]MIA released the best music video of the 21st Century[/subhead]

[centred][blogbigpic][/blogbigpic][/centred]Via suckmypopclean




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