2012: The Year in Music, Part 2 of 4

Part 2! (see part 1.)

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.

Hot Chip: How Do You Do? (released June 12)

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Divine Fits: My Love is Real (released August 28)

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Beach House: Other People (released May 15)

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Crocodiles: Endless Flowers (released May 8)

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The Babies: Moonlight Mile (released August 14)
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Animal Collective: Moonjock (released September 4)
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Tanlines: All of Me (released February 28)

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The xx: Sunset (released September 10)
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JEFF the Brotherhood: Staring at the Wall (released July 13)
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