2012 Best-of Lists

I posted this on the WXDU blog and I don’t remember if I posted it anywhere else. There’s no pithy commentary, which is weird for me.

Top 10 local releases (personal, not official):

Spider Bags – Shake My Head
des ark – Live at WXDU vol 3
Flesh Wounds – AAA
Some Army – EP
Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
Horseback – Half Blood
Flute Flies – Yes Means Maybe
Boykiller – Get Get
The Rosebuds – Love Deluxe
Gross Ghost – Brer Rabbit

Top 10 non-local releases:

Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
Swans – The Seer
Mark Eitzel – Don’t Be A Stranger 
Rodriguez – Searching for Sugarman OST
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms
Matthew E White – Big Inner
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Lambchop – Mr. M
Bettye LaVette – Thankful n Thoughtful

Top live shows:
Elvis Costello at DPAC
Sunn 0))) (2x, at Hopscotch & in Atlanta the next night)
Pallbearer at Hopscotch Music Festival
Mark Eitzel at Kings Raleigh
Swans at the Lincoln
Work Clothes at Hopscotch
Guardian Alien 2x at Hopscotch
St Vincent at Cat’s Cradle
Janelle Monae at the ArtsCenter

2012 Best-of Lists

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