Todd’s Tops of 2012

There were a lot of songs from 2012 that I enjoyed, but not a lot of albums.  Maybe because I can only listen to so much new music without getting jaded or maybe it is still a time for singles.  Or maybe, just maybe, I didn’t hear your favorite record yet and haven’t been converted.  All of my top picks have been playing this game for a while, and all of them delivered some nice additions to their catalogues this year. ..and all of them are older white males, which, I guess is no suprise there.  (My fiance often gets tired of my “old white man music.”)  No new artists swooped in and blew me away by putting together a cohesive collection of songs, but these older guys got some stuff right, thus making my top albums list.  Below my top album picks are a few top songs of the year.  Cheers.  

Top Albums 

Chris Knight/Little Victories – Libertarian-soaked hard times

Damien Jurardo/Maraqopa –  Psychedelic lonely indie goodness

 Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Psychedelic Pill – Dirty gritty Rock and Roll

 Todd Snider/Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables – Hard truths with a laugh

 Dwight Yoakam/3 Pears – Country gold

Top Songs/Playlist

Nothing On Me/Chris Knight

Damien Jurardo/Museum of Flight

Walk Like a Giant/Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Too Soon To Tell/Todd Snider

Rock It All Away/Dwight Yoakam

Father John Misty/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Opening Night/Company

90 Miles An Hour Down A Dead-End Street/Tommy Womack

Summer Heat/The Whigs

Yesterday/Cory Branan

What Makes a Good Man?/The Heavy

Jericho/John Fullbright

Michael Praytor, Five Years Later/Ben Folds Five

Fergus Falls/Field Report

Some Things About Me You Should Know/Steve Poltz

Rented Room/Craig Finn

Silver Harps and Violins/Joe Pug

Used to Believe/JKutchma & The Five Fifths


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