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Friday, January 4, 2013

My 2012 Mixtape

From the "Better Late Than Never" file comes my annual best of the year mixtape. I made a conscious effort in 2012 to only buy music that came out that year, so I had a bit of an embarrassment of riches to choose from; as a result, I didn't include tunes from several just-ok albums here. Did I leave of your favorite song of the year? Probably. Let me know what I missed in the comments.
  • Jack White, "I'm Shakin'" from Blunderbuss

  • The Coup, "My Murder, My Love" from Sorry to Bother You

  • The Avett Brothers, "I Never Knew You" from The Carpenter

  • David Wax Museum, "Harder Before It Gets Easier" from Knock Knock Get Up

  • Best Coast, "Why I Cry" from The Only Place

  • Amadou & Mariam, "Wily Kataso" (feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV on the Radio) from Folila

  • Justin Townes Earle, "Movin' On" from Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now

  • Japandroids, "Fire's Highway" from Celebration Rock

  • Kelly Hogan, "We Can't Have Nice Things" from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain

  • Alabama Shakes, "Hold On" from Boys & Girls

  • Rhett Miller, "Marina" from The Dreamer

  • Norah Jones, "Say Goodbye" from Little Broken Hearts

  • Dr. John, "Big Shot" from Locked Down

  • Heartless Bastards, "Parted Ways" from Arrow

  • Cowboy Junkies, "Unanswered Letter" from The Wilderness

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