Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Favorite Songs of 2012

I'm breaking topic for a bit here, but I had nowhere else to put this. I kept it to 15 because it had to end somewhere. I am most-likely forgetting one, if not several songs, but so it goes. The list is a little more male-dominated than I would expect, but many of my favorite artists had releases between 2009-2011, so it makes sense. And off we go.

In no particular order: 


I Won't Give Up-Jason Mraz

I'm Getting Ready-Michael Kiwanuka

Little Black Submarine-The Black Keys

Heavyweight-Our Lady Peace

I'm not making a lot of comments about the songs here, but 'Heavyweight' was an extremely exciting release.  It made it seem like it was 1996 again in the absolute best possible way. I felt like a kid in a record store. I've liked OLP's music of the last decade, but I love this return to their roots.

Little Talks-Of Monsters and Men

Too Close-Alex Clare

My Oh My-Tristan Prettyman


Stars-Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Live and Die-The Avett Brothers

Love Interruption-Jack White

The A-team-Ed Sheeran

Somebody That I Used to Know-Gotye feat. Kimbra

Gloom and Doom-The Rolling Stones

Just the fact that these guys are still at it–and still have it–after 50 years, is amazing. Oh, to be the Rolling Stones. 

As an aside, I discovered 'Cut Me Some Slack' by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Novoselic and Smear the day before 2013. I didn't really get to enjoy it in 2012, having heard only half. I can safely assume that a Sir Paul/Grohl collaboration is amazing and one of those things which is so good, it's unfair to other musicians. I look forward to listening to it again.