2012 playlist

December 28, 2012

musical traditions
the tradition is only a year old, but i like it — so i’m keeping it.  rituals have to start somewhere, after all.

at the end of 2011, i made up a year-end playlist, though i’m not sure i published it here.  it’s not necessarily a ‘best of’, because a) i’m certainly no music critic and b) i recognize that not all of the hits on my lists are timeless classics — and you’ll probably agree.  but listed below are the songs that i heard over and over in 2012 — either voluntarily, or because they were just everywhere.  i think it will be really fun to keep playlists from each year, so that i can always transport myself back to a certain time in my life during a run or on a long drive.

so, without further ado, here’s 2012.

1.  “Hold On” — Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls

2.  “Stubborn Love” — The Lumineers, The Lumineers

3.  “Half Moon” — Blind Pilot, We Are the Tide

4.  “Shake It Out” — Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials

5.  “Somebody That I Used to Know” — Gotye, Making Mirrors

6.  “Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss

7.  “The Mother We Share” — CHVRCHES, The Mother We Share (single)

8.  “Live and Die” — The Avett Brothers,  The Carpenter

9.  “The Only Place” — Best Coast, The Only Place

10.  “Ghosts” — The Head and the Heart, The Head and the Heart

11.  “Video Games” — Lana Del Rey, Video Games (EP)

12.  “Mountain Sound” — Of Monsters and Men, My Head is an Animal

13.  “It’s Only Life” — The Shins, Port of Morrow

14.  “I’m Shakin'” — Jack White, Blunderbuss

15.  “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift, Red

2012 favorites?  recommendations?  complaints about now having a cheesy chorus stuck in your head?  [#6 perhaps? heh.  sorry.]

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