2012: The Year in Music, Part 4 of 4

Part 4. (part 3part 2. 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.

Bear in Heaven: The Reflection of You (released APRIL 3)

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Local Natives: Breakers (released October 23)

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Dirty Projectors: Gun Has No Trigger (released April 2)

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Mystery Jets: Greatest Hits (released June 5)

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The Fresh & Onlys: 20 Days and 20 Nights (released September 4)
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The Walkmen: Heaven (released April 17)

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Andrew Bird: Give It Away (released March 6)

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Terry Malts: Tumble Down (released February 21)

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Deep Time: Clouds (released July 10)

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Frank Ocean: Thinkin Bout You (released July 10)
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