i am so happy for new music from The National. i keep hitting repeat.
a little late to the party - better later than never. The Tallest Man on Earth.
Jim James. That is all.
oops. i sort of fell off for a while. it felt wrong not to do a list so here’s a delayed reaction to my top listen list from 2012. per usual there is no order. 2012 was a great year for varied listening.
macklemore & ryan lewis: the heist > can’t hold us
i couldn’t get enough of this album. in addition to can’t hold us, listen to same love, now.
lord huron: lonesome dreams > time to run
i was so happy when i came across lord huron. this album was right up my alley. so many layers sounding serene and upbeat all at the same time.
plus the video is great, i am a sucker for Westerns.
japandroids: celebration rock > the house that heaven built
i dare you to listen to this album and not instantly feel pumped up. i got to see them play at The Paradise this year. they put on a great show with lots of energy.
alt-J: an awesome wave > fitzpleasure
lead singer Joe Newman’s voice is definitely not for everyone but that’s what drew me in. side note: possibly one of the oddest videos i’ve seen in awhile.
in 2013 i’m looking forward to josh ritter’s new release the beast in it’s tracks
and ra ra riot’s beta love. very different sounds coming from them. not sure how i feel just yet. i will wait to judge until i have heard the whole album.