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BTC Favorite Songs of 2012…all 79 of ’em!

Favorite Songs of 2012 (See numbers below for Top 5, otherwise these are alphabetical) – I played the “Top 40” in a special episode mid-December, but then realized there were lots I left out that were just as good, if not better, so I featured most of those (41-79) in the 1st 3 episodes of 2013.

 

A.C. Newman (w/ Neko Case) – Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns

Alabama Shakes – I Found You

Amadou & Mariam w/ TV on the Radio – Wily Kataso

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Heart Attack

The Avett Bros – Live & Die

Bad Religion – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Band of Horses – Knock Knock

Bob Mould – The Descent

5Ceremony – Hysteria

4Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless

Daughter – Youth

Delta Spirit – California

Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice

Django Django – Default

Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows

1The Evens – King of Kings

Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

2First Aid Kit – Emmylou

The Heavy – What Makes A Good Man?

JD McPherson – North Side Gal

Joseph Arthur – Travel As Equals

3Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready

Neon Trees – Everybody Talks

Ponderosa – Navajo

Purity Ring – Fineshrine

Regina Spektor – Small Town Moon

RNDM – Modern Times

Rolling Stones – Doom & Gloom

Santigold – Disparate Youth

Sharon Van Etten – Serpents

Shearwater – Immaculate

Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long

Stars – Backlines

Tame Impala – Elephant

Vintage Trouble – Not Alright By Me

The Walkmen – Heaven

The Whigs – Waiting

White Rabbits – Temporary

Wildlife Control – Analog or Digital

Yeasayer – Longevity

 

39 more honorable mention songs (some of which should’ve made the Top 40??)

Atlas Genius – Trojans

Ben Folds 5 – Do It Anyway

Best Coast – The Only Place

Bloc Party – Octopus

Blur – The Puritan

Brandi Carlile – That Wasn’t Me

Cold Specks – Winter Solstice

Desaparacidos – Backsell

Diamond Rugs – Gimme A Beer

Glen Hansard – This Gift

The Grates – Turn Me On

Here We Go Magic – How Do I know

Icona Pop – I Love It

Jimmy Cliff – One More

JJAMZ – Heartbeat

Joe Jackson w/ Iggy Pop – It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Joey Ramone – What Did I Do to Deserve You?

John Fullbright – I Only Pray At Night

Josh Ritter – Why

Kopecky Family Band – Change

La Sera – Please Be My 3rd Eye

Maccabees – Went Away

Metric – Synthetica

MS MR – Hurricane

Murder By Death – Hard World

Mystery Jets – Greatest Hits

Oberhofer – Away Frm U

Old Crow Medicine Show – Ain’t It Enough

Plants & Animals – Lightshow

Prinzhorn Dance School – I Want You

Punch Bros – Movement & Location

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Mother Blues

Royal Headache – Never Again

Sea of Bees – Broke

Shovels & Rope – Birmingham

Twin Shadow – 5 Seconds

The 2 Bears – Be Strong!

2:54 – You’re Early

Wild Nothing – Shadow

 

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