2012: The Year in Music, Part 1 of 4
Musically, it’s been a strange year. I’ve been trrbl about listening to full albums. More than ever, I’ve found myself getting stuck on singles (many Spotify playlists were streamed in ‘postrophe 12). I even just came to the realization that I didn’t buy even ONE CD this year. Nuts.
Am I in a musical rut or something? I don’t really think so … because a lot of said singles I really enjoyed. An played over and over. And over.
I’m going to share my favorite 2012 singles (or album cuts) in four parts — and I thought I’d present them in a way where they could be viewed in a bit more of a “fleshed out” manner. Whenever possible, I tried to find a live in-studio performance or well recorded live show of each tune. And so you can compare it to the studio version, I embedded that audio for each. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
Father John Misty: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (released May 1)
Twin Shadow: Five Seconds (released May 21)
Bowerbirds: Tuck the Darkness In (released March 6)
Cloud Nothings: Fall In (released January 24)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (released October 11)
Grizzly Bear: Yet Again (released August 3)
The Men: Open Your Heart (released March 5)
Wild Nothing: Wait (released January 30)
King Tuff: Bad Thing (released May 29)