Friday, January 18, 2013

Obligatory Late-As-Hell Best of 2012 List

in chronological order:

Nada Surf / the stars are indifferent to astronomy

A Winged Victory For The Sullen / a winged victory for the sullen

Craig Finn / clear heart full eyes

Air / le voyage dans la lune

Field Music / plumb

Julia Holter / ekstasis

Todd Snider / agnostic hymns & stoner fables

It Bites / map of the past

Beach House / bloom

Patti Smith / banga

Mike Keneally / wing beat fantastic

The dbs / falling off the sky

Rhian Sheehan / seven tales of the north wind

Stars / the north

Ben Folds Five / the sound of the life of the mind

Hammock / departure songs

Beth Orton / sugaring season

Donald Fagen / sunken condos

The Sea And The Cake / runner

Comments: if I had to pick just one as the best I'd go with the Todd Snider. The db's was actually a disappointment and the Beach House, a critic's darling, wasn't that great. Nice to see BFF back as well as Beth Orton.