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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best Albums of 2012 (10-1)

10. The Stone Coyotes - Wild Bird Flying
Family affair!
9. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Rare consensus of almost all list makers!
8. The Jim Jones Revue - The Savage Heart
The only top 10 album from England
7. Dan Stuart - Deliverance of Marlowe Billings
Ex Green on Red comeback!
6. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Mature Work!
5. Andrew Combs - Worried Man
Future of Country!
4. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Better than his ex group!
3. Iris DeMent - Sing the Delta
That's alright Ma'!
2. The White Buffalo - Once Upon a Time in the West
Rough diamond!
1. Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
Worth waiting 27 years!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Best Albums of 2012 (20-11)

20. Natural Child - Hard in Heaven
It should've been ranked higher!
19. Malcolm Holcombe - Down The River
He deserves this!
18. Sean Rowe - The Salesman and the Shark
Rare baritone in rock!
17. Bob Dylan - Tempest
Still going strong!
16. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Operetic voice!
15. South Memphis String Band - Old Times There...
Charlie Parr Annual Award!
14. Ben Sollee - Half Made Man
Maybe too high!
13. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Sunday Run Me Over
Like! Like! Like!
12. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Wreck and Ruin
Spreading love all around!
11. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Real rhythm and blues!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Best Albums of 2012 (30-21)

30. Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh - The Barn Birds
This album mysteriously disappeared from Bandcamp, but is still on my list
29. The Oh Hellos - Through the Deep, Dark Valley
Texan siblings made one of the best debuts of the year
28. Grant-Lee Phillips - Walking in the Green Corn
Maestro is back!
27. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
Freak Folk princess makes your blood rush!
26. The Walkmen - Heaven
If you can stand unusual voice of Hamilton Leithauser you'll enjoy this one!
25. Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone
The best female artist country album of the year
24. Giant Giant Sand - Tuscon
Howe Gelb is on another peak of his career!
23. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
St.Louis Elegy is one of my favourite songs of the year
22. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Better of this year's two albums
21. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Best Albums of 2012 (40 - 31)

40. Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move
Fine honky tonk piano here and there!
39. Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell
Another raspy voice and silky songwriting
38. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
Sabor a mi is enough to secure his place on the list
37. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
Finally out of reach of father's giant shadow!
36. Calexico - Algiers
American ambient music visits Africa
35. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
British Garage (Enlightened Amateurism)
34. Jack White - Blunderbuss
White turns blue from red
33. The Trishas - High, Wide & Lonesome
Tear - jerker of the year!
32. The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Out of gigantic Dylan's shadow
31. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
John Darnielle pays more and more attention to production and less and less to the quality of songs but still he is good enough to be 31.