Saturday, January 19, 2013

Playlist January 18 2012

The Best Songs of 2012

The Emperors Of Wyoming  "Cornfield Palace" Emperors Of Wyoming Hillbilly Digital
 The Hussy  "Undefined"  Weed Seizure Tic Tac Totally
 Bob Dylan “Pay In Blood” Tempest  Columbia

 Thee Oh Sees “Lupine Dominus”  Putrifiers II  In The Red
 Neil Young With Crazy Horse “Psychedelic Pill”  Psychedelic Pill  Reprise — Set Phasers to Dance
 Aimee Mann “Gumby”  Charmer  SuperEgo

 The Beach Boys “That's Why God Made the Radio”  That's Why God Made The Radio  Capitol — Wonderful Reunion show at Summerfest
 Beach House “Wherever You Go”  Bloom  Sub Pop — Hidden Bonus Track
 Frankie Rose “InterStellar” Interstellar  Slumberland
 Lightships “Sweetness In Her Spark”  Electric Cables  Geographic

 Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby “Do You Remember That?”  A Working Museum  Southern Domestic — The story of their romance
 Spiritualized “I Am What I Am”  Sweet Heart Sweet Light  Fat Possum — Or as the cover says "Huh?"
 Calexico “Para”  Algiers  Anti — A dark dark whirlpool

 Patti Smith “Just Kids”  Banga  Columbia — Bonus track About Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti
 The Liminanas “AF3458”  Crystal Anis  Hozac — Yeah Yeah Yeah
 Yo La Tengo “Stupid Things”  Stupid Things - EP  Matador — New LP Fade is equally sublime
 Man Or Astroman? “Defcon 5”  Single  Chunklet

 Susanna Hoffs “Always Enough”  Someday  Baroque Folk
 Allah Las “Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)”  Allah-Las  Innovative Leisure  — Very cool garage Band
 Cat Power “Manhattan”  Sun  Matador — Insistant little riff

 The dBs “Write Back”  Falling Off The Sky  Bar-None — Great Pop song and welcome return of the dBs
 Bill Fay “Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)”  Life Is People  Dead Oceans — Surprise return of Cult star

 Goat “Goatman”  World Music  Stranded —  Wild stuff a happening here
 Six Organs Of Admittance “Even If You Knew”  Ascent  Drag City — stretched out Guitar jam
 Redd Kross “Stay Away From Downtown”  Researching the Blues  Merge Records — C'mon Baby let's don't go downtown

 Taken By Trees “Dreams”  Other Worlds  Secretly Canadian —  Hawaii inspired dreams
 Best Coast “Up All Night”  The Only Place  Mexican Summer
 Dr John “Ice Age”  Locked Down  Nonesuch Records — Gris Gris return to form with The Black Keys
 Ty Segall “Would You Be My Love ”  Twins  Drag City — All three of his long players in 2012 were great

 Jens Lekman “She Just Don't Want to Be With You Anymore”  I Know What Love Isn't  Secretly Canadian — Does he truly sing the title word "Don't" in this song??
 Tender Trap “Train from King's Cross Station”  Ten Songs About Girls  Fortuna POP! — From Kansas City to King's Cross via Shangri-La
 Lambchop “Gone Tomorrow”  Mr M  Merge — So quiet yet so powerful in concert

 Garbage “I Hate Love”  Not Your Kind Of People  StunVolume — #10 - Rockin Pondamonium
 The Fresh And Onlys “Fire Alarm”  Long Slow Dance  Mexican Summer — #9 - The Teardrop Still explodes
 Peter Buck “10 Million BC”  Peter Buck  Mississippi — #8 The Spirit of Lux Lives, It's alive I Tell You
 Woods “Is It Honest?”  Bend Beyond  Woodsist — #7 Catchy little chorus

 First Aid Kit “Emmylou”  The Lion's Roar  Wichita — #6 For Gram, June and Johnny Too
 Opossom “Girl”  Electric Hawaii  Fire Records — #5 Put it all together, Girl
 Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful”  Temple Beautiful  Yep Roc — #4 A fine and rockin stage show, too

 The XX “Angels”  Coexist  Young Turks — #3 Love love Love, she whispers softly
 Treefort “Hideout”  Tres Fort  Self Released — #2 just a fantastic sound going on
 M.Ward “Primitive Girl”  A Wasteland Companion  Merge Records — #1 The Single version makes it

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