What are your favorite tunes of 2012?  Here are mine:

 

Best Songs of 2012 in Americana/Alt. Country

  1. Turnpike Troubadours - Empty as a Drum
  2. Gretchen Peters - Hello Cruel World           
  3. Loudon Wainwright III - All in a Family
  4. First Aid Kit - Emmylou
  5. Willie Nelson - Just Breathe
  6. Chuck Prophet - Willie Mays Is Up at Bat
  7. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
  8. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Beware, Oh Take Care
  9. Joan Osborne - Shake Your Hips
  10. Chris Knight - Hard Edges
  11. Alabama Shakes - Hold On
  12. Alejandro Escovedo - Sally Was a Cop
  13. Cory Branan - Survivor Blues
  14. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Tear the Woodpile Down
  15. Trampled by Turtles - Alone
  16. Lord Huron - Ends of the Earth
  17. Kathleen Edwards - Empty Threat
  18. Ryan Bingham - Guess Who’s Knocking
  19. Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound - Smokin’ the Boys
  20. Brandi Carlile - Save Part of Yourself

 

Other Great Songs of 2012

  1. Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
  2. Bat for Lashes - Laura
  3. Beach House - Myth
  4. The Afghan Whigs - Love Crimes
  5. Lost in the Trees - Red
  6. Redd Kross - Dracula’s Daughters
  7. Django Django - Default
  8. Usher - Climax
  9. Cat Power - Cherokee
  10. Jack White - Hypocritical Kiss
  11. ZZ Top - I Gotsta Get Paid
  12. Ian Hunter and the Rant Band - Life
  13. Miguel - Do You…
  14. Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
  15. Sinead O’Connor - Reason with Me
  16. Mark Lanegan - The Gravedigger’s Song
  17. Tame Impala - Elephant
  18. Divine Fits - Civilian Stripes
  19. 2:54 - You’re Early
  20. Amadou & Mariam - Wily Katasu

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First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Craig Finn - Rented Room

Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now

Tallest Man On Earth- Bright Lanterns

Iris DeMent  - The Kingdom Has already Come

Joshua James - Doctor , Oh Doctor

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Beware , Oh Take Care

Beachwood Sparks - Earl Jean

Mountain Goats - The Diaz Brothers

Thanks for your list, StevieDal! I'm going to have to give that Beachwood Sparks album another shot. Didn't stand out for me on first listen. Haven't heard the Tallest Man on Earth album but will check it out to hear the two songs on your list.

Cheers Bob, here's my take  on the Beachwood Sparks , it's in my Top 5 Of The year :

http://coolalbumreview.com/?p=22560

1. Ry Cooder - Guantanamo

2. Mark Knopfler - Haul Away

3. OCMS - Levi

4. Brandi Carlile - In The Morrow

5. Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell - I'm A Mess

6. Paul Thorn - Shed A Little Light

7. Marty Stuart - The Lonely Kind

8. JD McPherson - North Side Gal

9. Ray Wylie Hubbard - Henhouse

10. Dwight Yoakam - It's Never Alright

 

Favorite song that I discovered in 2012: Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On

 

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Created by No Depression Feb 17, 2009 at 9:06pm. Last updated by No Depression Sep 24, 2012.