Saturday, December 29, 2012

Uncle Salty's Favorite Songs And Albums Of 2012

For a third year in a row, my brother, AKA Uncle Salty (and a host of other nicknames...don't know anyone with more) lends his ear to what he finds the most fascinating and best listens of the past year. Below are Uncle Salty's Top 100 Songs and Top 20 Albums of 2012. It's become a tradition for us to sort out music from the past year and it's a blas giving each other feedback in the late months of the year as to what we've let each other borrow. Our tastes may vary (no one should like the exact same stuff) but we do come to some same conclusions more often than not. This year was another good year for fresh music.

You can follow Salty on Twitter at @thefixer13

Uncle Salty's Top 100 Songs Of 2012
 100. Ty Segall - I Can't Get Around You
99. Lotus Plaza-Monoliths
98. Sun Kill Moon-Sunshine In Chicago
97. White Rabbits -I'm Not Me
96. Dirty Projectors-Gun Has No Trigger
95. Justin Townes Earle-Memphis in the Rain
94. Divine Fits-Would That Not Be Nice
93. Tennis-It All Feels the Same
92. Suckers-Chinese Braille
91. Spiritualized-Too Late

90. Cloud Nothings-Our Plans
89. Matchbox Twenty-Our Song
88. The Duke Spirit-Bodies
87. Yeasayer-Reagan's Skeleton
86. Kathleen Edwards-Change the Sheets
85. Frank Ocean-Bad Religion
84. The Tallest Man on Earth -1904
83. Frightened Rabbit-Home from War
82. First Aid Kit-Emmy Lou
81. The Mars Volta-Molochwalker

80. Grizzly Bear-Yet Again
79. Animal Collective-Today's Supernatural
78. Best Coast-The Only Place
77. The Tallest Man on Earth-To Just Grow Away
76. The Killers-Deadlines and Commitments
75. The Lumineers-Big Parade
74. Bloc Party-So He Begins to Lie
73. Cat Power-Ruin
72. Tennis-Petition
71. Hot Chip-Look at Where We Are

70.  Bruce Springsteen-Death to My Hometown
69. Gaslight Anthem-Mulholland Drive
68. Sun Kill Moon-Among the Leaves
67. The Walkmen-The Love You Love
66. Jack White-Missing Pieces
65. The Avett Brothers-Live and Die
64. The Killers-Miss Atomic Bomb
63. Passion Pit-It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy
62. Fiona Apple-Hot Knife
61. Cat Power-Peace and Love

60. White Rabbits-Temporary
59. Yeasayer-Damaged Goods
58. The Lumineers-Submarines
57. Passion Pit-Carried Away
56. Frightened Rabbit-State Hospital
55. Jack White-Sixteen Saltines
54. Tame Impala-Elephant
53. Divine Fits-Like Ice Cream
52. Hot Chip-Motion Sickness
51. Bob Mould-The Descent
50. Frank Ocean-Lost
49. Sleigh Bells-Comeback Kid
48. Bruce Springsteen-We Take Care Of Our Own
47. Alabama Shakes-Hang Loose
46. Japandroids-Continuous Thunder
45. The Big Pink-Stay Gold
44. The Walkmen-Heaven
43. The Script featuring Will.I.Am-Hall of Fame
42. Mumford and Sons-Holland Road
41. The Killers-From Here On Out

40. Bloc Party-V.A.L.I.S
39. First Aid Kit-Blue
38. Sharon Van Etten-Serpents
37. The Avett Brothers-I Never Knew You
36. Matchbox Twenty-She's So Mean
35. Of Monsters & Men-Little Talks
34. The Big Pink (Hit The Ground) Superman
33. Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait
32. Bruce Springsteen-Shackled And Drawn
31. Jack White-Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy

30. Fiona Apple-Every Single Night
29. Divine Fits-Flaggin' A Ride
28. King Tuff-Bad Thing
27. Woods-Bend Beyond
26. Japandroids-Adrenaline Nightshift
25. The Shins-Simple Song
24. Tanlines-All Of Me
23. Sleigh Bells-Crush
22. Mumford & Sons-Hopelessly Wanderer
21. The Killers-Runaways

20. The Shins-It's Only Life
19. Passion Pit-Love Is Greed
18. The Duke Spirit-Everybody's Under Your Spell
17. Japandroids-The House That Heaven Built
16. Cloud Nothings-Stay Useless
15. Passion Pit-Take A Walk
14. fun.-Some Nights
13. The Lumineers-Dead Sea
12. Matchbox Twenty-Parade
11. The Killers-Flesh & Bone
10. The Lumineers-Ho Hey
9. Mumford & Sons-Babel
8. Shearwater-Animal Life
7. The Killers-Be Still
6. Alabama Shakes-Hold On
5. First Aid Kit-King Of The World
4. Bloc Party-Kettling
3. The Lumineers-Stubborn Love
2. The Gaslight Anthem-"45"
1. The Killers-Battle Born 
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Uncle Salty's Top 20 Albums Of 2012 

1. The Killers-Battle Born
2. The Lumineers-The Lumineers
3. Mumford & Sons-Babel
4. Passion Pit-Gossamer
5. Divine Fits-A Thing Called Divine Fits
6. Japandroids-Celebration Rock
7. Bloc Party-Four
8. The Avett Brothers-The Carpenter
9. The Tallest Man On Earth-There's No Leaving Now
10. Jack White-Blunderbuss
11. Cloud Nothings-Attack On Memory
12. White Rabbits-Milk Famous
13. Shearwater-Animal Joy
14. Gaslight Anthem-Handwritten
15. Matchbox Twenty-North
16. Bruce Springsteen-Wrecking Ball
17. The Walkmen-Heaven
18. Fiona Apple-The Idler Wheel......
19. Yeasayer-Fragrant World
20. First Aid Kit-The Lion's Roar

Honorable Mention:
The Duke Spirit-Bruiser
Cat Power-Sun
Bob Mould-Silver Age
Wild Nothing-Nocturne
Beach House-Bloom
Woods-Bend Beyond
Sun Kil Moon-Among The Leaves

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