With no new offerings from the Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Girls, St. Vincent (solo) or The Beatles, I was expecting 2012 to be a so-so year for ear tastes. Oh how sweet the sounds of correction!
My top 10 albums of 2012: Spotify
- Reign of Terror, Sleigh Bells. Video: “Comeback Kid“
- Sun, Cat Power. Video: “Cherokee“
- The Only Place, Best Coast. Video: “The Only Place“
- America Give Up, Howler. Video: “Back of Your Neck“
- The Bad Ones, Blonds. Video: “Run“
- Be The Void, Dr. Dog. Video: “Lonesome” (Live at WFUV)
- Kill for Love, Chromatics. Video: “Lady“
- The Lion’s Roar, First Aid Kit. Video: “Emmylou“
- The Lumineers, The Lumineers. Video: “Flowers In Your Hair” (Version)
- Fear Fun, Father John Misty. Video: “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings“
Notable Albums: Spotify
Did I miss any? Suggestions are mega appreciated.
And WLUR’s top album of the year is…
Five Seconds by Twin Shadow
Check out the top 20: here
Here are the top 150: here
This week’s WLUR Top 25. Tame Impala’s Lonerism LP continues to hold the number 1 spot for a third week in a row. Click the WLUR icon and enjoy via Spotify!
Number 1: “Mind Mischief,” Tame Impala. Lonerism
This week’s WLUR Top 25 tracks. Click the WLUR icon and enjoy via Spotify!
Number 1: “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” Tame Impala, Lonerism.
For any non-W&L’rs reading this, WLUR is Washington and Lee’s radio station. As part of the University’s efforts to get more hip to the social groove, I’ve started publishing the station’s weekly top 25-30 (some tracks are too new for Spotify) tracks.
Here is the inaugural playlist. Click the WLUR icon and enjoy!*
Number 1: “Elephant,” Tame Impala. Lonerism.
*If you don’t have Spotify yet, get it. It is the Hulu of music. New music (often the day of release), high quality, artists get paid, and all you have to do is bear a small number of ads. #DoIt.