Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The 100 Best Songs of 2012

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff

Well, here we are again.

To say we've listened to every release in 2012 would be a lie. We probably haven't even listened to every genre. But, still, we feel lists are important because of discovery, and not because of what we think is best, or what you think is better. And so, with discovery being the reason we do this, we absolutely welcome your comments on Facebook, Twitter, or in the section below this post. Because we know we've missed plenty of great songs, and we would love to hear them.

You can listen to (most) of our 100 Best Songs of 2012 on Spotify here. Or, just scroll below. It's more dramatic that way.

As always, thanks for reading and listening.

Love,
Speakers in Code (Jason, Katie, Matt, Aggie, and Mary)


100. "Maps," These United States


99. "Evil Coast," The Mary Onettes


98. "Down With The Shine," The Avett Brothers


97. "Mallrats (La La La)," The Orwells


96. "Geri," Superhumanoids


95. "Born To Lose," Sleigh Bells


94. "Sunset," Nuck Chorris


93. "Lover Of The Light," Mumford & Sons


92. "Sixteen Saltines," Jack White


91. "Why Would You Not Want To Go There?," Hoots & Hellmouth


90. "Forever," Haim


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89. "Sleeping Ute," Grizzly Bear


88. "State Hospital," Frightened Rabbit


87. "My Love Is Real," Divine Fits


86. "Past Lives," Diiv


85. "Neskowin," Corin Tucker Band


84. "Cherokee," Cat Power


83. "Blood Red Youth," California Wives


82. "Octopus," Bloc Party


81. "Heading," Young Man


80. "Someone You Used To Know," Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores


79. "The Obituaries," The Menzingers


78. "Confusion Of Trust," The District Attorneys


77. "After The Gold Rush," Patti Smith


76. "Cinder Blocks," Onward, Soldiers


75. "Pull Me Down," Mikky Ekko


74. "Let's Go," Matt & Kim


73. "Giving Up Redheads," Leland Sundries


72. "Why," Josh Ritter


71. "I Will Not Be Broken (Nor Will I Be Denied)," Jkutchma & The Five Fifths


70. "Elery For Quitters," Horse Feathers


69. "Parted Ways," Heartless Bastards


68. "Hot Knife," Fiona Apple


67. "Terrified Eyes," Craig Finn


66. "Cows Around," Corb Lund


65. "Only Love," Ben Howard


64. "Just Like Him," Hannah Miller


63. "You," The 1975


62. "Say It Like You Mean It," Soft Swells


61. "Take What I Can Get," Matthew Mayfield


60. "I Slept With All Your Mothers," Harriet


59. "That Old Black Hole," Dr. Dog


58. "Hold On," Alabama Shakes


57. "Laura," Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons


56. "$100," Water Liars


55. "Möbius Strip," T0W3RS


54. "Turn On The Sunshine," Suckers


53. "Before The Dive," St. Lucia


52. "Give Out," Sharon Van Etten


51. "Only The Horses," Scissor Sisters


50. "Fineshrine," Purity Ring


49. "Country Queen," Night Moves


48. "Don't You Give Up On Me," Milo Greene


47. "Big Love," Matthew E. White


46. "Intro / Pathos, Pathos," Kishi Bashi


45. "It's Time," Imagine Dragons


44. "Easy Come Easy Go," Great Lake Swimmers


43. "Miracle," Ghost Beach


42. "Stay Useless," Cloud Nothings


41. "Lost In The Light," Bahamas


40. "Coming Down," Anaïs Mitchell


39. "Til The Casket Drops," ZZ Ward


38. "JOY," Ellie Goulding


37. "Duquesne Whistle," Bob Dylan


36. "Thunder Clatter," Wild Cub


35. "To Myself," Tift Merritt


34. "For The Record," Kathleen Edwards


33. "Fire's Highway," Japandroids


32. "Life Of Crime," Geographer


31. "Only Son Of The Ladiesman," Father John Misty


30. "California," Delta Spirit


29. "Isn't This World Enough??," Admiral Fallow


28. "Say Anything," Tristan Prettyman


27. "Only Skin," The Spring Standards


26. "Benchwarmers," Finn Riggins


25. "Fairytale," Cowboy Junkies


24. "The Hours," Beach House


23. "Howl," The Gaslight Anthem


22. "All Of Me," Tanlines


21. "When My Train Pulls In," Gary Clark Jr.


20. "That's What's Up," Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes


19. "And It's Such A Drag," Matthew Ryan


18. "1904," The Tallest Man On Earth


17. "Fall Of '82," The Shins


16. "High Hope," Glen Hansard


15. "The Lion The Beast The Beat," Grace Potter & The Nocturnals


14. "Henrietta," Yeasayer


13. "Hard Way Home," Brandi Carlile


12. "Stubborn Love," The Lumineers


11. "Body Of Work," The Mynabirds


10. "Ramada Inn," Neil Young & Crazy Horse


9. "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean


8. "Fitzpleasure," alt-J


7. "Clone," Metric


6. "Sebastian," Reptar


5. "Five Seconds," Twin Shadow


4. "She Lit A Fire," Lord Huron


3. "Positive Force," Delicate Steve


2. "Emmylou," First Aid Kit


1. "Working Titles," Damien Jurado

1 comment:

  1. nice list...but no Jens Lekman? definitely an oversight.

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