Best Songs of 2012 (Spotify link)
Hot damn, 2012 has been an excellent year for music and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Besides the usual suspects (The Presets, Liars, Aesop Rock, Ariel Pink, Tame Impala, Todd Rundgren and El-P), this year also brought a new appreciation for artists whom I didn’t much care for in the past:
-Usher with his not so subtle song about a soaking wet vagina
-Hot Chip delivering the best album of the year (seeing them live tomorrow!)
-Animal Collective’s psychedelic meltdowns finally with some structure which apparently turned off most of their fans
-The People Under the Stairs knocking it out of the park
-and The xx creating what is not only my favorite song of the year, but what looks to be my favorite song of the decade
Not to mention all the great new artists that broke through this year. There’s too many to list and I don’t need to thanks to Spotify.
Is it a bit excessive calling 39 songs my favorite of the year? I dunno, but next year I hope to list at least 78.
Bring it, 2013!