As you will see from this list...I may not be as varied in my musical tastes as I once was but I think this is a good cross-section of what my listening ears are enjoying these days. Here are my Top 12 albums of 2012 (plus some honorable mentions thrown in at the end) in ten words or less.
If you are so inclined...I have created a public playlist on Spotify. Please listen and enjoy.
1. Some Nights - Fun.
Simply that. Fun. that doesn't get old.
2. Babel - Mumford & Sons
Lyrical and percussive intrigue in every song.
3. Gossamer - Passion Pit
Sarcastic, cheeky, and will make you dance.
4. The Carpenter - The Avett Brothers
Songs you can hang your hat on.
5. The Peace of Wild Things - Paper Route
Beautifully crafted electronic rock from another world.
6. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
Just try NOT to sing along.
7, The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
Layered vocal styling and 80's beats combine for excellent listening.
8. Port of Morrow - The Shins
As usual, they deliver intelligence via melody and harmony.
9. Rooms Filled With Light - Fanfarlo
Slightly off the beaten path ala Beirut.
10. Battle Born - The Killers
Sweeping synths and anthems abound.
11. Bloom - Beach House
Ethereal ear candy that gets better each time you listen.
12. Transitions - El Ten Eleven
Instrumental power duo...sounds like eleven.
Honorable Mentions: channel ORANGE - Frank Ocean, There's No Leaving Now - The Tallest Man On Earth, Blunderbuss - Jack White, Passion: White Flag - Passion
Thanks for your time and attention! Merry Christmas y'all!