You know the drill. Here’s what I thought rocked in January of this new year we call 2013 (featuring songs by Alpine, Jagwar Ma, The Royal Concept, Youth Lagoon, Deptford Goth and many more).
I’m constantly trying to figure out what the best streaming site is to post all the tracks. I made playlists on Rdio and Grooveshark, but in both there were tracks not in their system. I’m kind of done with Songza as I’ve never really seen any benefit. But, Soundcloud. You had almost every track. Lucky you, you get embedded.
Here’s my list of the best of 2012 lists (for songs and albums), collected from all the blogs that I read on a daily basis. I’ll be adding to this as well as new lists appear online. And of course, the master of all lists is over at Largehearted Boy. Check it out.
Like last year, I polled a bunch of music supervisors that I know about their top 5 albums of the year, plus their favourite song. Here’s what a few of them came up with. **By the way, if I e-mailed you about this and haven’t received your picks, send them along and I can add them to the list.
So, here’s my list. For the first time since I’ve started making these, I’ve found all the tracks on one streaming service, Soundcloud (via their “Add To Set” feature). While I spend some time later on tonight putting these tracks on Rdio, Grooveshark, Spotify and the like, take a listen to the 34 songs I thought rocked in 2012.
Also, I couldn’t sort them from least to most favourite. Instead, they’re listed alphabetically.