You know who loves a good list? Every single one of you. Now get on with checking out the second part of my Top 50 Songs Of 2012. In case you’re curious, I chose the songs from the 400+ tracks that I shared around here throughout the last 11 months. Enjoy.
40) :Passion Pit – I’ll Be Alright: I’m still not sure what Passion Pit were aiming for on their sophomore effort, but I dig this track a lot. I think it shows how adventurous their sound can be. From Gossamer.
39) :Why? – Sod In The Seed: Just when I thought that Yoni Wolf was done with his collage-like rambles, he provided nearly five minutes of lyric-heavy joy via this song. That guy has a wonderful brain. From the Sod In The Seed EP.
38) :Beach House – Myth: I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to this song just to listen to it. Not much else in 2012 was as well crafted as this. From Bloom.
37) :Dana Falconberry – Lake Charlevoix: I’ve long supported Austin’s Dana Falconberry, but this song put her on a different level for me. Folk music is often not overly accessible, but it is when she does it. From Leelanau.
36) :Alabama Shakes – Hold On: The year began with nothing but buzz for this band, and somehow it all actually ended up being warranted. Way to go, taste-makers. This song is an outright jam. From Boys & Girls.
35) :Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger: I love that the Dirty Projectors just do whatever they please. How many other bands could release such a challenging single and actually have it go well for them? From Swing Lo Magellan.
34) :Bobby Womack – Please Forgive Me Heart: Bobby’s soulful voice thrown over a modern electronic arrangement? Such a thing seems like it should be all wrong, but then there’s this gem screaming otherwise. From The Bravest Man In The Universe.
33) :Jack White – Love Interruption: It was nice of Jack to finally go solo, and it was even nicer of him to make his first single such a quality piece of modern rock. From Blunderbuss.
32) :Social Studies – Terracur: Social Studies was always one of those acts that I knew about and liked, but didn’t love. This inspired tune changed that. Forever. From Developer.
31) :The Tallest Man On Earth – 1904: Kristian Matsson is a fantastic songwriter, and this inviting number is just further proof of that. It’s only a matter of time before I just hang out with him all the time on a mountain. From There’s No Leaving Now.