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Fiona Apple, fun. Top "Entertainment Weekly"'s Best Music of 2012; Marilyn Manson, Muse Among the Worst

Image courtesy of Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)

Entertainment Weekly is out with its annual Best & Worst of the Year issue, and Fiona Apple was the top rock pick on the Best Albums of 2012 list.  The magazine slotted Apple’s The Idler Wheel… at #2 on their tally, describing it a “thrilling mood-tornado.”  fun. also appeared on the list at #10 with Some Nights .

And the worst albums of 2012?  According to EW , their #3 choice is Marilyn Manson ’s Born Villain .  While the mag praises the singer’s earlier work, they feel that Manson is now “just another sad goth with a sack of dirges and a melty face.”

As for the Best Singles of 2012, Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know" took the #2 spot while fun. ’s “Some Nights” came in at #4.  In addition, Alex Clare ’s “Too Close” scored the #8 slot, and The Lumineers rounded out the top 10 list with “Ho Hey” at #10.

EW adds that the Worst Single of 2012 was Muse ’s “Survival,” which was the main official song of the London 2012 Olympics.

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