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.
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
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
90 Miles An Hour Down A Dead-End Street/Tommy Womack
Summer Heat/The Whigs
What Makes a Good Man?/The Heavy
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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