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The best music of 2012

5 Jan

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:

Bill Fay – This World

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

 

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire

 

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

 

Cherry Ghost – People help the people

 

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.

Have a great 2013 and let me know what was your best music of 2012 by leaving a comment. Feel free to subscribe to my channel on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/gilsaaaaa. Thanks!

 

 

The music that made my week – January 18th

17 Jan

Yo yo, how are you people?  It’s been a stormy week out here and thus this week playlist will be adjusted accordingly.

Here’s this week’s playlist for a rainy day link – music for a rainy day

Pearl Jam – Just Breath

Just finished watching the movie Pearl Jam Twenty. As you already guessed I’m a big Pearl Jam fan. You can hate their music, tell they gone too mainstream or you can go Kurt Cobain on them but there is one thing that I think most people will agree on. Pearl Jam is one of the most respectable bands ever. Their pursuit after their fans benefit, the way they always stood up for what they believed in and the way they survived the shitty times they’ve been through overwhelms me. In the era of instant, where stars are made out of crappy reality TV shows, the era of the Coldplays and Britney Spearses, Pearl Jam is truly a pearl and one can just hope that they will be celebrating 40 so our kids will know how it was in the old world – where music was art.

Sun Kil Moon – Blue Orchids

Sun Kil Moon is another project of the great Mark Kozelek. I just love the harmony of Mark’s voice and his guitar playing. Perfect for stormy weather. You can find a great cover of this song here.

Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness

I think I’ll start a new section in the posts of the music that made my week. The section will be called: “Put your earphones on, turn the volume to max and float away”. It will probably last a week :). Anyway, this is this week’s float away song. I’ve been to a concert of Mojave 3 about a year go and for some reason they performed strange versions for most of the songs. I didn’t like it. I like they’re album versions much more.

Sigur Ros – Untitled 4

This is taken from the Vanilla Sky soundtrack. Great movie in my opinion.

every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

David Bowie – Wild Is The Wind

King David celebrated 65 last week. Where are you David???

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading and like always, let me know what music made your week.