Brighten the Corners

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

 

Latest News

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Two Men Jailed Following Weekend Incident

Updated
Damaged Dark Chevy 80215 (sent to us)

Two 18-year-old men are behind bars following incidents in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Police Investigate Gunshots On McIntire Road

Police car lights (from clipart)

City Police are investigating Saturday morning gunshots on McIntire Road and a car being abandoned on Hillsdale Drive.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks

beck

LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Navy Welcomes Sub Named For Warner

Digital Camera

The U.S. Navy's newest submarine is named for Virginian John Warner.