• Top Albums and Songs of 2012

    26 Dec 2012, 03:50 by bowen77

    Well, 2012 - it's sad to see you go. Thanks for not killing us all, and for leaving us with some really great music. Of course, there were some missteps and disappointments (Animal Collective, Metric, Deerhoof, and Mountain Goats, among others) along the way, and, as tends to be the case, my ears failed to find the greatness of certain critically-acclaimed releases (including Frank Ocean, Swans, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, and Tame Impala), but on the whole, you were more than good to us. From the 1234 tracks collected within my iTunes library over the past twelve months, I present here my favorite 25 albums and 50 songs; more so than in previous years, in 2012 I feel my list diverges from those assembled by other indie music enthusiasts. And so, we begin...

    TOP 50 SONGS OF 2012

    50. Claro Intelecto - Quiet Life
    49. Leila - boudica
    48. John Talabot - Oro y Sangre
    47. Royal Headache - 2 Kinds of Love
    46. Here We Go Magic - How Do I Know
    45. Mount Eerie - Through The Trees pt. 2
    44. Passion Pit - Carried Away