Happy New Year!

2013 is just hours away and I’ve been trying to come up with a top album list for 2012* these past few days, but I gave up because I just haven’t given enough albums the time and devotion it takes to name them “best of” so INSTEAD, I went the song route, because that is a safer place for me.  SO, to christen the end of the year I’ve decided to bundle 12 of my favourites song and basically make myself a personal 2012 soundtrack that I hope you can enjoy as much as I have. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

* If I were to give you three albums that I enjoy every second of whenever I put them on I would go with: 1-Channel Orange (worth the hype– times a bajillion) 2-Happy to You and 3-Coexist.  

2012 FAVOURITES

Track Listing

01 Reunion - The xx
02 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) - Kendrick Lamar
03 Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston
04 Rosie Oh - Animal Collective
05 Vase - Miike Snow
06 Radio - Lana Del Rey
07 Argonauts - Hospitality
08 Half Gate - Grizzly Bear
09 Disparate Youth - Santigold
10 Ugly Needs - Miniature Tigers
11 Undone - Luke Lalonde
12 Crack Rock - Frank Ocean

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Music for your Victoria Day Long Weekend

These tracks aren’t all particularly new, but who wants to listen to cutting edge indie when you can blare your pre-loved jams at the cottage and break out in a flash mob of karaoke with your friends and/or family.  Here is a break down of some of the music I will be bringing up North this weekend:

OMC  – How Bizarre
This is my face whenever this song comes on.
This is my face when I’m annoyed with WordPress because the quirky song I want to post can’t be uploaded straight from my iTunes and I have to use a youtube version…

TanlinesReal Life
Tanlines is from Brooklyn, but this song sounds more “tropical island” than “New York City” to me

Santigold This Isn’t Our Parade
I couldn’t find a better version of this song (sorry) hopefully it will motivate you to buy the album to get the full effect because it’s worth it
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tUnE-yArDsPowa
Makes me want to sit back in a Muskoka chair. 

Arcade Fire Month of May
Because it’s the May 2-4 long weekend — get it?
  

Animal CollectiveWhat Would You Want? Sky
Preparing myself for the new album.

That’s about it. I’m going to save the rest for an actual downloadable playlist since it’s been a while since I made one of those.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Go….and listen to this song… by Santigold and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I like the idea of this pairing, and when I saw that they collaborated on this song my nerdy initial response was: ‘I wonder if they’re friends in real life?’ (because the inner geek in me hopes so).  I look forward to listening to new music from either or both of these ladies. Apparently Q-tip helped produce the song as well.  Click below to have a listen.

Also, fellow Canadians, don’t forget to go out and VOTE today