Top Music of 2012

As I do every year, below find my lists of favorite albums and songs of 2012. This year, I raised the number of songs to 40. As I usually do, I will be sending out my Top 20 songs to those interested.

Top Ten Albums of 2012

1. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
2. Royal HeadacheRoyal Headache
3. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball
4. Dr. JohnLocked Down
5. The Gaslight AnthemHandwritten
6. Bob MouldThe Silver Age
7. John K. SamsonProvincial
8. Kaki KingGlow
9. NOFXSelf-Entitled
10. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls

Honorable Mentions: Neil HalsteadPalindrome Hunches, Family Of The YearLoma Vista, K’naanCountry, God Or The Girl, LPInto the Wild EP

Top 40 Songs of 2012

1. The Shins – Simple Song
2. Japandroids – Fire’s Highway
3. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
4. Royal Headache – Honey Joy
5. Ben Howard – The Fear
6. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
7. Gotye – Eyes Wide Open
8. The Gaslight Anthem – “45”
9. Lit – Right This Time
10. fun. – Some Nights
11. LP – Into the Wild
12. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
13. The Wallflowers – Reboot the Mission (feat. Mick Jones)
14. Alabama Shakes – I Found You
15. Michael Kiwanuka – Lasan
16. Dr. Dog – That Old Black Hole
17. Dr. John – Revolution
18. Lucero – It May Be Too Late
19. The Menzingers – Obituaries
20. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
21. NOFX – 72 Hookers
22. Family Of The Year – Hero
23. The Henry Clay People – Hide
24. Grizzly Bear – Yet Again
25. Muse – Madness
26. Labrinth – Express Yourself
27. JD McPherson – North Side Gal
28. The Rolling Stones – Doom and Gloom
29. The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
30. Neil Halstead – Full Moon Rising
31. Pennywise – Let Us Hear Your Voice
32. K’naan – Bulletproof Pride
33. Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reihold Heil – All Boundaries are Conventions
34. John Mayer – Shadow Days
35. Mumford & Sons – Lover of the Light
36. So Many Wizards – Inner City
37. Green Day – Amy
38. Bob Dylan – Pay In Blood
39. Wale – Freedom Of Speech
40. Howlin Rain – Phantom Of The Valley

Honorable Mentions: Bob Mould – The Descent, Haim – Better Off, John K. Samson – Heart of the Continent, Kaki King – Kelvinator, Kelvinator

Bands to Watch in 2013:
Haim
Family Of The Year

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