Here are my 20 favourite songs of the year. All were on albums released in 2012. So, as much as I have elbow-grooved to those new Local Natives tracks - almost as much as I’ve dreamt about sharing bubble tea with Taylor Rice’s facial hair - or clutched my heart while iPhone-karaokeing to my new boyfriend Cass McCombs, all that has been taken out of contention.
But lay all your eyebrow-furrowing fret aside! Because 2012 brought us some fantastic music; whether it exploded confetti in your face at a Project X party (Japandroids), danced like your grandpa high on LSD (Father John Misty), or made you hungry for toast (Fiona Apple).
Enjoy! And let us know how much you disagree. We appreciate vehemence.
20 The Walkmen - Heaven
19 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love
18 Milo Greene - 1957
17 Of Monsters and Men - King and Lionheart
16 Alabama Shakes - Hold On
15 Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves
14 The Tallest Man on Earth - To Just Grow Away
13 Passion Pit - Take a Walk
12 First Aid Kit - Wolf
11 Fiona Apple - Hot Knife