In the essence of our blog, we asked a few friends and blogs we follow to share with us their top tracks of the year. We are always interested in what makes people musically tick and hear the stories associated with them. At the same time maybe learn a thing or to or maybe catch something we've missed. So a big thank you to you all for taking the time to contribute.
We have 'The Swede' from the 'Unthought of, though, somehow' blog. It's just like walking into your favourite record store!
Night Works - 'I Tried So Hard'
Night Works release their 4th single 'Long Forgotten Boy' in January, followed by their debut album, 'Urban Heat Island' in March.
Tenniscoats - 'Yume wa Sukkiri'
Lord Huron - 'Lonesome Dreams'
To show that it isn't all moody introspection over at Swede Towers, here's a more uptempo recent discovery - so recent in fact, that the album isn't even out in the UK until January. Thanks, however, to this new-fangled internet thing everyone's talking about, I've been digging 'Lonesome Dreams' by Lord Huron since it's US release in October. The lead track, 'Time to Run', has a Paul Simon feel while the album as a whole has an Fleet Foxes vibe about it. A strong set of songs and a band to watch.
I know I've missed some corkers, but here are the other 17 in no particular order...
Clock Opera - Once and For AllGraham Coxon - What'll It Take
Sam Lee - The Ballad of George Collins
Leonard Cohen - Going Home
Richard Hawley - Down in the Woods
Bill Fay - Never Ending Happening
Toy - Motoring
Beak - Wulfstan II
Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Beth Orton - Call Me the Breeze
Milk & Biscuits - White Noise
Tim Burgess - A Case For Vinyl
Teen - Roses and Wine
Howler - Back of Your Neck
Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Pete Seeger - Fields of Harmony
Stealing Sheep - Rearrange
Compliments of the season to everyone!
GUEST SPOT BEST OF 2012 - 'The Swede'
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