Best of 2012: Greg Haymes, Part II

Bettye Lavette: Thankful ‘n Thoughtful (Anti)

FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2012

Bettye LavetteThankful ‘n Thoughtful (Anti)
Sharon Van EttenTramp (ADA/Jagjaguwar)
Dr. JohnLocked Down (Nonesuch)
Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls (ATO)
GrimesVisions (4AD)
Lost in the TreesA Church That Fits Our Needs (Anti)
SolangeTrue (Terrible)
Anais MitchellYoung Man in America (Wilderland)
Kat EdmonsonWay Down Low (Spinnerette)
Justin Townes EarleNothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot)

COMEBACK ALBUM
The Beach Boys’ That’s Why God Made the Radio (Capitol)
Honorable mentions: Bill Fay’s Life Is People (Dead Oceans); Bobby Womack’s The Bravest Man in the World (XL); Shoes’ Ignition (Black Vinyl)

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The Parlor: Full of Hope and Heart

FAVORITE LOCAL 518 ALBUMS OF 2012

The ParlorOur Day in the Sun (B3nson)
Swamp BabyFor Baby’s Babies (Collar City)
Eastbound JesusHoly Smokes
Sean RoweThe Salesman & the Shark (Anti)
Annie & the HedonistsWomen Be Wise (AnnieAndTheHedonists.com)
Jim SandeIl Progetto D’amore (Labile Music)
Jed DavisSmall Sacrifices Must Be Made (Eschatone)
Keith PrayConfluence (Artists Recording Collective)
The Lazy SunsThe Lazy Suns (TheLazySuns.com)
Molly DurninRun (Molly Durnin)
Wild AdriaticLock & Key
Rodeo BaronsRodeo Barons (Rodeo Barons)

BEST NON-LOCAL LOCAL RECORDING
The Martian Denny OrchestraEn El Espacio
The FiggsThe Day Gravity Stopped

Jim Sande: Il Progetto D’amore

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2 Responses to “Best of 2012: Greg Haymes, Part II”

  1. Normando says:

    Re: Shoes. Is it a comeback if they never really went away? Great band, regardless.

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