Monday, December 31, 2012

Caren Explains Her Favorite Songs of 2012

One of my favorite exercises each year is to put together a playlist of my favorite songs. It amazes me just how intertwined music and memories are, and how just putting on an old album can recall past experiences I'd all but forgotten about. 

BUT! We live in the present, and these are the songs I loved in 2012. If you need some new music, might I recommend these tunes? (Less the obvious choices... you really got my attention, Gotye).

CK's Favorite Songs of 2012 
(put this on shuffle, I didn't sequence it)

Buy the songs on Google Play
Give them a test run with this Rdio playlist

1. "Pioneers" - The Lighthouse and the Whaler
2. "Brothers" - Tanlines
3. "Youth" - Daughter
4. "Fireshrine" - Purity Ring
5. "The John Wayne" - Little Green Cars
6. "It's Time (Penguin Prison remix)" - Imagine Dragons
7. "Breezeblocks" - Alt-J
8. "Dannyboy" - Youngblood Hawke
9. "Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It" - Stars
10. "Thinkin Bout You" - Frank Ocean
11. "Funtimes in Babylon" - Father John Misty
12. "Henrietta" - Yeasayer
13. "King and Lionheart" - Of Monsters and Men
14. "I Will Wait" - Mumford & Sons
15. "Switzerland" - The Last Bison
16. "Endors Toi" - Tame Impala
17. "You Never Need Nobody" - The Lone Bellow
18. "Five Seconds" - Twin Shadow
19. "She Lit a Fire" - Lord Huron
20. "Anna Sun" - Walk the Moon
21. "Venice" - The Lighthouse and the Whaler
22. "Don't You Give Up On Me" - Milo Greene
23. "Default" - Django Django
24. "Thrift Shop (feat Wanz)" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
25. "Angry Eyes" - Kopecky Family Band
26. "Myth" - Beach House
27. "Sex" - The 1975
28. "Hold On" - Alabama Shakes
29. "St. Croix" - Family of the Year
30. "I'm Getting Ready" - Michael Kiwanuka
31. "Before Your Father Hears Us" - The Family Crest
32. "Put the Gun Down" - ZZ Ward
33. "Genesis" - Grimes
34. "Concrete Wall (RAC Remix)" - Zee Avi
35. "Heartbreaker" - The Walkmen
36. "I'm Not Talking" - A.C. Newman

Keep calm and rock on. Happy new year, folks.


1 comment:

D. Smock said...

I was digging your list until Mumford and Sons popped up. That song sucked the life out of me every time I heard it, which was like every 30 minutes this year. It is rare for a band to fall from grace so quickly for me, but man they went from appreciated originality to retread suckitude in no time in my books. I'm a little bummed you left out Jessie Ware, The Chromatics, Chvrches and the new one from Local Natives (although the album isn't out until next year)...and nothing from Japandroids? Seriously? You crazy fool...

let's chat music soon.