Weekly Music: The Best of 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