As 2012 comes to a close, Rolling Stone magazine has hand-picked the 50 best albums and 50 best songs of the year, in their newest issue. The magazine gave Bruce Springsteen the honor of "Best Album of 2012" for Wrecking Ball, while the Alabama Shakes took the top spot for their song "Hold On." Find out who else made the cut:

Best Albums of 2012

  1. Bruce Springsteen, ‘Wrecking Ball
  2. Frank Ocean, ‘Channel Orange’
  3. Jack White, 'Blunderbuss'
  4. Bob Dylan, 'Tempest'
  5. Fiona Apple, 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser…”

Complete list:

Best Songs of 2012

  1. Alabama Shakes, 'Hold On'
  2. Taylor Swift, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'
  3. Passion Pit, 'Take a Walk'
  4. Frank Ocean, 'Thinkin Bout You'
  5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, 'Ramada Inn'

Complete list:

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