Even though the on air talent at KEXP was gushing about how wonderful 2012 was for music, I found the music this year to half as good as 2011 or 2010. With that in mind, I’ve decided to just do a TOP 5 list this year instead of a TOP 10.
#1 Simple Song by The Shins
I love this song and the especially the video.
#2 Watch the Corners by Dinosaur Jr.
A new release my all-time favorite band. What is not to love?
#3 Emmylou by First Aid Kit
Never thought a country sounding song would make my Top songs list, but this song is the perfect mix of dream pop and twang.
#4 Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by P!nk
P!ink delivers another perfectly engineered dance pop song.
#5 Capricornia by Allo Darlin’
My favorite song of the summer.
Bonus: What You Wanted by Seapony
OK maybe 5 songs wasn’t enough, I liked this dream pop song just as much as Capricornia. Score it as a Bonus or tied for #5.