Tom’s Picks: Best of Summer 2012, a Playlist

20 favorites from the Summer of 2012. Enjoy!

  1. Money for the Weekend (Pocket Full Of Shame) by Alberta Cross

    A three year hiatus was worth the wait for the now Brooklyn-based band’s sophomore release.

  2. Keep Believing by Bob Mould

    Touring playing full sets of Sugar’s “Copper Blue” alongside a full set of the new album “Silver Age”. Mould hasn’t skipped a beat.

  3. Pierce the Morning Rain by Dinosaur Jr.

    Three albums into their comeback stretch Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the few bands still playing that will make you want to mosh.

  4. “45” by The Gaslight Anthem

    With their fourth full-length the isn’t letting up – pure American rock n’ roll at its best.

  5. Below My Feet by Mumford & Sons

    A monster sophomore release from the English band.

  6. I Could Be A King by The Dunwells

    If you like Mumford & Sons, these guys are brothers from another mother.

  7. Live And Die by The Avett Brothers

    Another Rick Rubin produced record means another hit record.

  8. Anywhere Your Love Goes by Joshua Radin

    This song feels like it’s straight out of the Ray LaMontagne songbook but that can’t be bad, right?

  9. Hello Hello by Missy Higgins

    Leave it to the Aussie women to bring us powerful pop music.

  10. When You Call Me by Sixpence None The Richer
  11. Splitter by Calexico
  12. Dumpster World by Band Of Horses
  13. The Pursuit of Happiness by Ben Sollee
  14. Birmingham by Shovels & Rope
  15. We’re Alright Now by John Hiatt
  16. Pretty Little Lie by Blackberry Smoke
  17. Beg For Broken Legs by Ryan Bingham

    It’s good to hear Bingham rockin’ once again.

  18. Missing You by Chris Knight
  19. Carry Me Back by Old Crow Medicine Show
  20. Lonesome Road Blues by The Wayfarers

    High-energy, Appalachian-influenced bluegrass out of Southeast Ohio.

About the author:  Washington, D.C. area web designer by day. Music freak by night. I host Twangville‘s weekly Readers‘ Pick.

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