Past Noise...Future Sound
But as we wait for an exciting 2013, why not listen to the best of 2012? Looking back, it was a wonderful and endlessly fascinating year for music. Veterans Neil Young and Crazy Horse stampeded back onto the scene by releasing two (!) critically acclaimed albums, in addition to Young’s biography Waging Heavy Peace (read Bobby’s book review). Die Antwoord returned and reminded us why they hold such a special place in our hearts. Newcomer Alt-J announced his presence with unconventional yet popular tracks, and Frank Ocean’s debut studio effort Channel Orange pushed him to the front of the pack as Spin Magazine named it Album of the Year.
Below is a mix of the albums, artists, and tracks that meant the most to me in 2012. What were your favorites?
Album: Young Man in America
Artist: Anaïs Mitchell
Track: Young Man in America
Artist: Royal Thunder
Track: Whispering World
Album: My Head is an Animal
Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Track: Dirty Paws
Album: The Haunted Man
Artist: Bat for Lashes
Album: An Awesome Wave
Album: R.A.P. Music / Artist: Killer Mike
Album: The Money Store / Artist: Death Grips
Track: Get Got
Album: L'Enfant Sauvage / Artist: Gojira
Track: L'Enfant Sauvage
Album: Channel Orange / Artist: Frank Ocean
Track: Forrest Gump
Album: Who's Feeling Young Now? / Artist: Punch Brothers
Track: Who's Feeling Young Now?