Best Music of 2012

Every year I listen to so much music and then by the time December rolls around I’ve usually forgotten what I listened to in January. . . but not this year. This year I started making my list in January. I used the sticky note app on my desktop and wrote down every song and album I liked. I’m a nerd.
This year (like most years) was a great year for music.

Favorite Albums of 2012

  1. Heaven – The Walkmen
  2. Fear Fun – Father John Misty
  3. The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers
  4. S/T – Hospitality
  5. Mirage Rock – Band of Horses
  6. The Lion’s Roar – First Aid Kit
  7. Break it Yourself – Andrew Bird
  8. II – Bad Books
  9. Mariqopa – Damien Jurado
  10. Gossamer – Passion Pit
  11. Former Lives – Benjamin Gibbard
  12. Local Business – Titus Andronicus
  13. Ten Stories – mewithoutYou
  14. The Idler Wheel… – Fiona Apple
  15. The North – Stars
Favorite Songs
  1. One of My Kind – Conor Oberst and the MVB
  2. The Only Place – Best Coast
  3. House That Heaven Built – Japandroids
  4. We Can’t Be Beat – The Walkmen
  5. Fun Times in Babylon- Father John Misty
  6. Cry For Judas – The Mountain Goats
  7. The North – Stars
  8. Simple Song – The Shins
  9. In a Big City – Titus Andronicus
  10. Runaways – The Killers
  11. Emmylou – First Aid Kit
  12. Stars – Fun.
  13. Lost River – Murder By Death
  14. Friendly Advice – Bad Books
  15. Take a Walk –  Passion Pit
  16. “45” – Gaslight Anthem
  17. MariKKKopa – Deciparicidos
  18. Hang Loose – Alabama Shakes
  19. Cherokee – Cat Power
  20. Honeycomb – Animal Collective
Favorite New Artist
Hospitality
Favorite Discovery That Didn’t Come Out in 2012
Youth Lagoon – Year of Hibernation (click HERE to read about it)
Favorite Compilation/Greatest Hits Album
The Rolling Stones- Grrr
Favorite Guilty Pleasure
Fun- Some Nights (click HERE to read about it)
Favorite Live Band
Father John Misty*
 
*I didn’t go to very many shows this year, but I did watch lots of Youtube videos and Father John Misty probably would have been my favorite live band. 

 

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