More isn't always better and that's what I learnt from last year's poll. Sure, I managed to post about loads of exciting acts, 64, to be exact, but with time, you probably forgot most of them. I even forgot about them myself. Songstress Lana Del Rey topped the poll, with FOE, Kyla La Grange, Grimes and Lucy Rose placing 2nd to 5th respectively. So this time around, I've decided to feature 30 acts. You may be asking why 30? Just because I couldn't really decide which acts not to include, so I'll let you do that.

In case you are not familiar with the rules, the list features the most promising music acts for the coming year and instead of me being the only pundit, you will be part of the decision by casting your vote on your favourites! Featured acts must not have had an album by November 1st, 2012. There's also a bit of a rule change this year. Acts previously featured who failed to release anything the year they were nominated, can get a nod again. Don't expect the list to be full of repeats though.

So this is how the voting will work. In the next days, I'll post my Top 30 acts, that'd be a post for each act featuring it's music and my comments on them, and you'll be able to vote for them after all the acts are posted!  There will be 2 voting stages. The first stage will feature all the 30 acts. You'll be able to pick 5 acts, so choose wisely. The poll will initially be open for two weeks (I may add a few more days if needed). Then, in the second stage, the Top 15 acts, that's the 15 acts with the most votes will be in a new poll in which the winner will be decided!  ... Who will be the  sound of 2013?!

VOTE after the jump ...

Since the BBC Sound of 2013 list will be revealed tomorrow, Monday 10th December, I'm posting my list ahead of theirs, just to avoid myself from copying their acts. Haha. Hope you like what you see, stay tuned for the individual posts and poll!

  1. Alpines
  2. AlunaGeorge
  3. Ayah Marar
  4. Bastille
  5. Bo Keeney
  6. Charli XCX
  7. Chvrches
  8. Daughter
  9. Foxes
  10. Gabrielle Aplin
  11. Haim
  12. Hannah Scott
  13. Jayme Dee
  14. Jess Mills
  15. John Newman
  16. Josh Kumra
  17. Laura Mvula
  18. Lulu James
  19. Nina Nesbitt
  20. Queen of Hearts
  21. Rae Morris
  22. Rhye
  23. Ria Ritchie
  24. Rudimental
  25. Saint Lou Lou
  26. Sohn
  27. St. Lucia
  28. The Neighbourhood
  29. Tom Odell
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