Since the advent of Spotify USA about two years ago, I have been exposed to massive amounts of music. You would think that would make finding the best music of the year, but it does not. It makes it harder. And I even made a 2012-specific playlist, only to find myself not really satisfied. Maybe it was a rough year for my musical tastes. But, here's the songs I had on a loop for a little while.
"To the World"
KanYe West, R. Kelly, & Teyana Taylor
This is good music. Hits the spot and is just the right amount of pop. A Rick James/Chappelle's Show shout-out here, which is kind of funny considering Dave Chappelle also lampooned the guy. Oh well
"Bones of Birds"
Really loved the album, and
it's hard to pick the best on it. Cornell says that this song is about
childhood and losing innocence, but I don't really care. It's dark and
Soundgarden in its truest, best form.
The Smashing Pumpkins
I liked Oceania, and
really couldn't filter the "best song" from the album. "Pale Horse" came close,
but it didn't have that sonic punch like "Panopticon". Really looking
forward to what else comes out of Corgan next year!
"Dirty Rotten Bastards"
Hard to pick a song in the triple album release... but this one seemed the most epic and all-encompassing. It reminds me of "Jesus of Suburbia".
Moms is a really rockin' album, and doesn't disappoint for a Menomena fan.
Also known as "Abortion Papers", this track was never released legitimately until now. It's a classic.
"She's the Woman"
Have to shout-out VH at least once this year.
...and You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
This band is really good at combining punk and metal into something arty. A lot of their stuff was good this year.
"There's That Grin"
Pitchfork made a really good point about this band's music: all of their albums are different. High praise when a lot of bands just rehash and remix.
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