Many of us look fondly back on the year of 2012 and remember the great rookie tidal wave that was, and get lost in the nostalgia of rampant new music that only certain epochs of K-pop are sure to deliver. After a full two years of bearing witness to rookie shenanigans, me, Leslie, Lindsay and somehow also mysteriously Gaya sat down together to dish out the good, bad, and the ugly on who was, is, and will be from the Class of 2012.

Check out what we had to say about the likes of VIXX, EXO, B.A.P., NU’EST, Ailee, Lee Ha Yi, EXID, and more! Get your last 2012 fix before kicking in your new year.