One response to “The music that meant the most to me in 2012”

  1. Bill Reynolds

    Hi Tim,

    Interesting list. I would probably learn more than a little something from listening to a sampling of songs from those records.

    Here is my belated list for 2013:

    ONE
    Mark Lanegan Band, Blues Funeral
    TWO
    Lee Ranaldo, Between the Times and the Tides
    THREE
    Moon Duo, Circles
    FOUR
    Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man in the World
    FIVE
    Lower Dens, Nootropics
    SIX
    Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits
    SEVEN
    Chromatics, Kill for Love
    EIGHT
    Cat Power, Sun
    NINE
    The Raveonettes, Observator
    TEN
    Nada Surf, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
    ELEVEN
    Six Organs of Admittance, Ascent
    TWELVE
    Patti Smith, Banga
    THIRTEEN
    Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Healer
    FOURTEEN
    Rome Pays Off, We Were Wrong
    FIFTEEN
    Neneh Cherry & The Thing, The Cherry Thing
    SIXTEEN
    Peter Buck, Peter Buck (Solo LP)
    SEVENTEEN
    John Cale, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
    EIGHTEEN
    Swans, The Seer
    NINETEEN
    Cinematic Orchestra, Presents: In Motion #1
    TWENTY
    Wovenhand, The Laughing Stalk
    TWENTY-ONE
    Van der Graaf Generator, ALT

    BOOTLEGS
    1. Mark Lanegan Band, Antwerp Studio, December 2011
    2. Mark Lanegan Band, The Mod Club, Toronto, May 15, 2012
    3. Mark Lanegan Band, KCRW, Santa Monica, Feb. 9, 2012
    4. Mark Lanegan Band, The Proxima Club, Warsaw, March 19, 2012
    5. Simple Minds, The Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Feb. 16, 2012 (The 5X5 Tour)

    SONGS
    1. Ian Hunter, “When I’m President” from CD of same name
    2. Mark Lanegan Band, “Burning Jacob’s Ladder”
    3. Stumbleleine, “Fade into You” feat. Steffaloo, from Spiderwebbed (Mazzy Starr cover)
    4. Landing, “Heart Finds the Beat” from Landing
    5. Bob Mould, “Star Machine” from Silver Age
    6. A Place to Bury Strangers, “Worship” from CD of same name

    EPs & REMIXES
    1. Burial, Kindred (3-Track EP)
    2. Burial, Truant/Sleeper (12-inch)
    3. Mark Lanegan, Dark Mark Does Christmas (5-Track EP)
    4. Wooden Shjips, Remixes (3-Track EP, remixes by Sonic Boom, Kandodo and Andrew Weatherall)
    5. John Cale, Extra Playful Transitions (5-Track EP, remixes by Maria Minverva, Actress, Alva Noto, Leyaland Kirby and Tim Hecker)
    6. Lower Dens, Nootropics Remixed (3-Track EP, remixes by Trentemøller, Cex and Stevie Moore)

    REISSUES
    1. Can, The Lost Tapes
    2. Lana Del Rey, Born to Die (Special Edition)
    3. William Parker, Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987
    4. The Rolling Stones, Live in England ’65
    5. Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Spirits Up Above: The Atlantic Years 1965-1976
    6. John Coltrane, The 1961 Newport Set

    That’s it.

    Have a most excellent 2013, Tim.