Favorite Songs of 2012
I didn’t listen to much released-in-2012 music last year…which made it very easy to pick my favorite new songs of 2012. Yaaay [throws confetti in your general direction]. I’m a far lazier music listener now than I was when I first started this blog. Gettin’ all old and decrepit. Cancer’s coming.
Here are some of my favorite songs from last year, in no particular order, mostly without commentary because if I try to think of something interesting to say about every song, I’ll never publish this post (I’ve got drafts from as far back as 2011 for that reason). Artists names go to artists’ websites, song names link to Spotify when applicable, and everything’s on YouTube. THANK GOD FOR INTERNETS.
Glen Check – Racket
Thanks to the unfairly awesome Eat Your Kimchi for introducing me to Glen Check.
Another Eat Your Kimchi rec! I need to follow South Korean music better.
Remember when these sisters were sitting in a forest in Sweden and covering Fleet Foxes and it was one of the most beautiful things you’d ever heard?
YOUNG DREAMS! THEY SOUND LIKE SUNNY DAYS AND MAGIC.
First time listening to Visions: “Huh.” 50 listens later: “ARRRGH IT’S SO GOOD.” I’m slow.
Alina Devecerski – Jag SvÃ¤r
I’m a bit torn about Alina; I’m pretty sure if she sang in English, I would find her songs unlistenably annoying. But she sings in Swedish, so I love ’em instead.
Another song that sounds like magic.
More Norwegian goodness! Norway, why are you so awesome. Aside from your expensive dining-out options.