Weekly Music: The Best of 2012

December 31st, 2012

I wanted to squeeze this in before the new year, just in time for parties or a quiet night (points at self) celebrating. Looking at my list from last year, this year blows my mind as it’s over twice as long. I know that freelancing opened me up to constantly needing new music to listen to while working away alone in my studio, but I think also having Spotify and the ability to easily listen to anything had a huge hand in the explosion of music in my life this year. Like last year, I decided to do the best songs of 2012 rather than a best albums list, because there are a lot of songs I was crazy about on albums I wasn’t so crazy about.

I haven’t had time to put this on 8tracks yet, but it’s all on Spotify and I believe you can listen to the embedded playlist below even if you don’t have Spotify.

These are in no particular order. Enjoy!

ps. thank you all so much for the kind, kind words about the covers album!

Here’s the tracklist with links to the artist’s websites:

Damien Jurado – Nothing Is The News
Bear In Heaven – Idle Heart
Liars – Flood to Flood
Sharon Van Etten – Give Out
Fiona Apple – Valentine
Flock of Dimes – Curtain
Dirty Projectors – Offspring Are Blank
Tycho – Dive – Memoryhouse Remix
Tame Impala – Be Above It
Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale
Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
Cat Power – Cherokee
The Deadly Syndrome – Spirit of the Stairs
Frank Ocean – Bad Religion
Erika Spring – Hidden
Jherek Bischoff – Eyes – feat. David Byrne
Nick Waterhouse – Some Place
Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
Beach House – Myth
Daniel Rossen – Up On High
Lost In The Trees – Neither Here Nor There
Frankie Rose – Interstellar
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Here We Go Magic – Over The Ocean
Twin Shadow – Five Seconds
Allah-Las – Catamaran
Hot Chip – Flutes
The Staves – Wisely and Slow
Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Grimes – Genesis
Autre Ne Veut – Counting
El Perro Del Mar – Walk On By
Local Natives – Breakers
Widowspeak – Ballad of the Golden Hour
Jessie Ware – Devotion
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who
Sydney Wayser – Dirty Work
The Civil Wars – Kingdom Come
School Of Seven Bells – White Wind
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby

10 Responses to “Weekly Music: The Best of 2012”

  1. jamie Says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    soooooo glad damien jurado is on this list. and civil wars – of course. and first aid kit – of course.
    great list!


  2. rox Says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    love it! you’ve brought us some killer tunes in 2012 kate!


  3. Sydney Says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Great list! So glad to see Sydney Wayser on there!!!


  4. Sharon Says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Oh, I can’t listen to the playlist because Spotify doesn’t work in my country. If you are able to upload it on 8tracks, that would be much appreciated.


  5. Isa Says:

    January 4th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I love the list! thank you and happy new year ;)


  6. megan Says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 1:38 am

    such a great list. a few new ones for me, thank you for that!


  7. nadine Says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 7:29 am

    thanks! this list really helps me to get my work done!


  8. Joanna Says:

    January 10th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I also am unable to listen because spotify is not available in Canada! I would super appreciate it if if you could put up at 8tracks link as it looks like a great playlist…


  9. BON & JOUR Says:

    January 23rd, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I just found the little treasure of your blog and can’t wait to check out all the songs on your playlist! I can also recommend 8tracks, I also use it for my playlists and you can even choose a nice cover and title. Best wishes!


  10. » new year, new pots amelia studio Says:

    January 23rd, 2013 at 11:49 am

    [...] work tonight was accompanied by Kate‘s best of 2012 mix on Spotify. Since I’ve had kids, I don’t have as much time to seek out new music, so I [...]

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