I'll first admit. The title is a bit misleading. You know, SEO and shit :). This post is about the best music I heard in 2012. 2012 is long gone (a week already!) but I still wanted to share with you people the music that rocked my world in the past year. It's not necessarily music that was created or released in 2012. Just good music I heard this year. You can hear everything in a playlist. So, without further ado, here it is:
One of the best albums of the year. Take the time to listen to all of it. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Of Monsters & Men – Mountain Sound
Alexander Ebert – Million Years
Alexander is the lead singer of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
alt-J – Tessellate
City and Colour – The Grand Optimist
Shearwater – Home Life
This band really reminds me of Talk Talk (great band from the 80's). I'm sure they were influenced by them to some extent.
Flotation Toy Warning – Donald Pleasance
Daughter – Smother
Explosions in the Sky – Your Hand in Mine
The Lumineers – Scotland
R.E.M & Neil Young – Country Feedback
This one's from 1998 but I just found it this year and I think it's great.
John Martyn – Glory Box
This is also something I'm pretty ashamed to admit that I only found this year. I say it's better than the original. What do you say?
Sun Kil Moon – Tonight The Sky
One of my favorite bands ever that I finally got the chance to see live this year. Everything that Mark Kozelek ever touched is pure gold.
Daniela Spector – Hiroshima
Something in Hebrew for the end. The amazing Daniela Spector.
There are so many songs I wanted to add to the list but decided it's getting too long. Maybe I'll do a second part. 2012 was a really good music year. Let's hope 2013 will be even better.