yet more 2012 (the end)

As has been the case for the past several years, I end up making 7 separate playlists covering the year’s music, with 25 tracks on each (and the occasional bonus track), for (at least) 175 tracks total. Here they are (none of that fancy last-name-first or disregard-articles stuff – I am too lazy…also, asterisks are covers):

  • A.C. Newman    Do Your Own Time
  • Adrian Belew    Me and My Arrow    *
  • Aimee Mann    Gamma Ray
  • All Tiny Creatures    Sleepless    *
  • Andrew Bird    The Crown Salesman
  • Arrica Rose    Tragedy    *
  • Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa    Perawan Berawan
  • Beach Pigs    Catch Up in the Sun
  • Beachwood Sparks    Forget the Song
  • Bear In Heaven    Sinful Nature
  • Beauty Pill    This Is the Hidden Track
  • Beck    Pink Moon    *
  • Beirut    Santa Fe
  • Blessed Feathers    Hey! All You Floridians
  • Blue Epic    A Man Needs a Maid    *
  • Boris    Flare
  • Brian Ray    The Tears of a Clown    *
  • Bruce Cockburn    Incandescent Blue
  • California Wives    Marianne
  • Carolyn Mark    Not Like the Movies
  • Cate Le Bon    Puts Me To Work
  • Communist Daughter    Not The Kid
  • Constants    Sunrise
  • David Bronson    The Turns
  • Dead Leaf Echo    Act of Truth
  • Death Cab For Cutie    World Shut Your Mouth    *
  • Destroyer    Leave Me Alone    *
  • Dirty Projectors    About to Die
  • Divine Fits    I Was Born in a Laundromat    *
  • Divine Fits    Would That Not Be Nice
  • Drive-By Truckers    This Fucking Job
  • Elephant & Castle; Tune-Yards    En Memoria
  • Elliott Smith    Figure 8    *
  • Eternal Summers    Millions
  • Ex Cops    James
  • Father John Misty    Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
  • Father John Misty    Do You Realize??    *
  • Father John Misty    This Is Sally Hatchet
  • Field Mouse    Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)    *
  • Field Music    Don’t Pass Me By    *
  • Field Music    Is This The Picture?
  • Field Report    Taking Alcatraz
  • Field Report    Captain Video
  • Gangi    Railways Nos. 1-27
  • Garland Jeffreys    Eggs
  • Garrison Starr    Between the Devil’s Rain and a Dying Language
  • Glen Campbell    Jesus    *
  • Great Lake Swimmers    Before They Make Me Run    *
  • Grizzly Bear    Yet Again
  • Helvetia    Rybro
  • Holograms    Chasing My Mind
  • Hospitality    Rikki Don’t Lose That Number    *
  • Howth    Wind Blows Cold
  • Hush Arbors/Arbouretum    New Scarab
  • Ida    Golden Hours    *
  • Iggy Pop    Low Life
  • Indians    I Am Haunted
  • J. Robbins    Fear Is a Man’s Best Friend    *
  • Jaill    Perfect Ten
  • Jason and the Scorchers    Absolutely Sweet Marie    *
  • Jay Farrar; Will Johnson; Anders Parker; Jim James    Old L.A.
  • Jeff Lynne    Strange Magic
  • Jesca Hoop    Ode to Banksy
  • Jim O’Rourke    Pictures of Adolf Again    *
  • John Cale    Scotland Yard
  • John Wesley Coleman III    A Clown Gave You a Baby
  • Johnny Bertram and the Golden Bicycles    Miracle
  • Johnny Marr    The Messenger
  • Jonathan Coulton    Todd the T1000
  • Jonathan King    A Modest Proposal (Swift’s Song)
  • Jonathan King    A Free Man In Paris    *
  • Joshua McCormack    Terminal Velocity
  • Julian Cope    Non-Alignment Pact    *
  • Jumbling Towers    Our Rehab Neighborhood
  • Juniper Tar    Via Chicago    *
  • Kelly Hogan    Constructive Summer    *
  • Ken Stringfellow    Shittalkers!
  • Lambchop    Gone Tomorrow
  • Lana Del Rey    Video Games [live on Letterman]
  • Levek    Girl in the Fog
  • Liars    WIXIW
  • Lilys    Well Traveled Is Protest
  • Lower Dens    Candy
  • Madmixmustang    From the Heart of Glass [Blondie vs. Philip Glass]   *
  • Malka Spigel    See It Sideways
  • Mark Eitzel    Oh Mercy
  • Maximo Park    Waves of Fear
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber    Crystallized
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber    I Follow You
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber    Some Time Alone, Alone
  • Michael the Blind    Who Is She?
  • Milk Maid    Do Right
  • Minimal Compact    Lay Lady Lay    *
  • Mock Suns    Cabinessence    *
  • Moons    Waves at Night
  • Motel Beds    Ladder Dancer
  • Mount Eerie    Ocean Roar
  • Mrs. Magician    There Is No God
  • MV & EE    Too Far To See
  • Nada Surf    See These Bones
  • Nada Surf    Teenage Dreams
  • Old Bricks    Anthem
  • Opossom    Blue Meanies
  • Oscar & The Majestics    I Can’t Explain    *
  • Ozone Baby    Let’s Pretend We’re Spies
  • Parquet Courts    Borrowed Time
  • Paul Brill    The Royal Oui
  • Paul Weller    Dragonfly
  • PS I Love You    Saskatoon
  • Punch Brothers    Just What I Needed    *
  • Pure Bathing Culture    Ivory Coast
  • Radiation City    Find It Of Use
  • Rebecca Gates and the Consortium; Rebecca Gates    Four Sticks    *
  • Rebecca Gates and the Consortium; Rebecca Gates    Lease and Flame
  • Rebecca Zapen    Addicted To Love    *
  • Rhett Miller    I Believe She’s Lying    *
  • Rhett Miller; Jon Brion    Cynthia Mask    *
  • Richard Buckner    Lost
  • Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians    Eight Miles High [rough mix]    *
  • Rosie Flores    Working Girl’s Guitar
  • Saucer    Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Scott Walker    Phrasing
  • Sean0Sean    Don’t You Worry About a Thing
  • Sean0Sean    Living Room
  • Sera Cahoone    Naked
  • Sewing Machines    This Must Be the Place    *
  • Sharon Van Etten    Leonard
  • Shawn Lee    No Surprises    *
  • Shearwater    Breaking the Yearlings
  • Sia    Paranoid Android    *
  • Sic Alps    Glyphs
  • Silver Dapple    Soleil …lectrique
  • Snowmine    The Hill
  • Soundhog    Whole Lotta Helter Skelter [Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles]    *
  • Sparkle Jets UK    Above the Clouds    *
  • Stevie Jackson    Where Do All the Good Girls Go?
  • Strolling Scones    May This Be Love    *
  • Suckers    Chinese Braille
  • Superhumanoids    I Wanna Be Sedated    *
  • Swearin’    Kenosha
  • Teenage Fanclub    Like a Virgin    *
  • The Ampersands    Golems in Waves
  • The Cribs    Come on, Be a No-One
  • The Darcys    Peg    *
  • The Hathaways    Johnny Killed Susan
  • The Hidden Messages    Stalemate
  • The Holmes Brothers    I Want You to Want Me    *
  • The Maccabees    Go
  • The Mommyheads    Skinny White Uptight
  • The Monkees    Love Is Only Sleeping
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart    Jeremy    *
  • The Phantom Family Halo    White Hot Gun
  • The Pharmacy    Dig Your Grave
  • The Raveonettes    My Tornado
  • The Young    Don’t Hustle For Love
  • thenewno2    Make It Home
  • Those Darlins    Screws Get Loose
  • Title Tracks    Turn Your Face
  • TKTTSM    Eyeyeye
  • Tom Jones    Bad As Me    *
  • Toy    Left Myself Behind
  • Toy    Colours Running Out
  • Ty Segall Band    I Bought My Eyes
  • Unicycle Loves You    Dropout Boogie    *
  • Union Avenue    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?    *
  • UV Pop    No Songs Tomorrow
  • Vinyl Williams    Harmonious Change
  • Vinyl Williams    Stellarscope
  • Violens    Der Microarc
  • Violens    Unfolding Black Wings
  • We Are Augustines    Book of James
  • Willie Wisely    Sunrise    *
  • Wolfmen    Needles In The Camel’s Eye    *
  • Writer    Hot Days
  • Zig Zags    Wastin’ My Time
  • Zula    Make Contact
  • [unknown]   “endless celestial sex”

 

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