Favorite Songs of 2012

31 best songs of the year in alphabetical order by artist

Annabel’s Anti-Decisions from Youth in Youth (Count Your Lucky Stars)

Cheap Girls’ Cored to Empty from Giant Orange (Rise)

Coping’s Love Tigress from Nope (Bandcamp)

Defiance, Ohio’s I’m Against the Government from the Calling (Self Released)

Downtown Struts’ Postcards from Victoria (Pirates Press)

Dowsing’s Terminals’ from It’s Still Pretty Terrible (Count Your Lucky Stars)

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)’s Turbo Stasis from Arrow/Empire Split (Count Your Lucky Stars)

Eric Ayotte’s Big Bully from Causality (Bandcamp)

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Erica Freas’ Demon from Belly (Rumbletowne)

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Hard Girls’ Hot for the Halo from Isn’t It Worse (Quote Unquote)

Hop Along’s Kids on the Boardwalk from Get Disowned (Bandcamp)

Jeff Rosenstock’s Snow Changes from I Look Like Shit (Quote Unquote)

Joi De Vivre’s At Least I Tried from We Are Better Than This (Count Your Lucky Stars)

Joyce Manor’s See How Tame I Can Be from Of All Things I will Soon Grow Tired (Asian Man)

Luke Roberts’ His Song from The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport (Thrill Jockey)

Marietta’s Yeah Yeah Yeah from Couples Therapy (Bandcamp)

The Men’s Candy from Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)

The Menzingers’ Good Things from On The Impossible Past (Epitaph)

Meridian’s The Catalyst from Aging Truths (Bandcamp)

Modern Baseball’s Its Cold Out Here from Couples Therapy (Bandcamp)

Our Sunday Affairs’ Hate Parade from City of Dogs (Bandcamp)

Paws’ Catherine 1956 from Cokefloat (Fat Cat)

Prawn’s Spring River from Ships (Topshelf)

Red Collar’s American Me from Welcome Home (Tiny Engines)

Spraynard’s Can I Borrow A Feeling from Exton Square (Asian Man)

Sun Kil Moon’s Sunshine in Chicago from Among the Leaves (Caldo Verde)

Swearin’s Hundred and Thousands from Self Titled (Salinas)

Tim Barry’s Fine Foods Market from 40 Miler (Chunksaah)

Tony Clark’s Cat Crawl from As Dark As a Moonless Night (Bandcamp)

Why the Wires’ Another Lung from All These Dead Astronauts (Rorschah)

You Blew It’s Medal of Honor from Grow Up, Dude (Topshelf)


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