2012 was a good year for music. It saw follow ups on previous albums by some of my favorite bands and put a bunch of new bands on my radar as well. I did a quick check and in 2012 I ‘discovered’ over 1000 individual songs and more than 50 albums. I had a post up which involved music in one way or another at least once a week and most of the time these posts featured my current favorite songs. If you click here, you can find all of my music related posts in one go.
I already listed my favorite albums of the year for my local record store, but I thought I’d reiterate that list for you here. My 10 favorite albums that were released in 2012 are:
1. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2. Django Django – Django Django
3. Purity Ring – Shrines
4. The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
5. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
6. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
7. Choir of Young Believers – Rhine Gold
8. Boy – Mutual Friends
9. The XX – Coexist
10. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
Not mentioned in this list, but still albums I listened to quite a bit throughout the year:
1. Marcus Foster – Nameless Path
2. Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour
3. Beirut – The Rip Tide
4. Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
5. Boy and Bear – Moonfire
6. Com Truise – Galatic Melt
7. Ed Sheeran – +
8. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for my Halo
9. Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
10. Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Song wise I have a few I’d like to point out as well. Most of these have already been featured in older posts or are taken from some of the albums mentioned above. The bottom line is that I had these song on repeat some time during the year. You can click each song to hear it/ watch a youtube video.
Villagers – The Waves, Braids – Peach Wedding, David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who, Alt-J – Tessellate, DIIV – Doused, Veto – Duck, Hush and Be Still, Tennis – Origins, Eaves – Benmidji, Summer Heart – Come with Me, Tender Forever – You have the Woods, Magic Wands – Warrior (The XX Remix), Ricky Eat Acid – Only Girl, Bravestation – Colour us with Youth, Purity Ring – Obedear, The Daylight Braves – Summer at Last, Marcus Foster – Shadow of the City, Django Django – Default, James Vincent McMorrow – And if my heart should somehow stop, Choir of Young Believers – Hollow Talk, Sundrenched – Icecream Truck, Tours – Grand Lux, Sleigh Bells – Demons, Alt-J – Something Good, Ben Howard – Call Me Maybe (cover), Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute, Isbells – Baskin’, Memoryhouse – Old Haunts, The XX – Reconsider, Woodkid & Lana Del Rey – Iron (Live), Zulu Winter – We Should be Swimming.
These are my favorite songs for 2012. What are yours?