Image Welcome to another edition of "Best of 2012"! Today we have a list of Travis Morrison's (Dismemberment Plan) favorite songs of the year, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) shares his list of the top ten albums of 2012 and Matt Climer (The Sidekicks) also gives us what he predicts will be his favorites of 2013.

Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan)

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Best Songs of the Year (in no particular order):

  • "Some Nights" Fun.
  • "True Thrush" Dan Deacon
  • "Brothers" Tanlines
  • "Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars
  • "I Can Only Imagine" David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown
  • "Friends of Friends" Hospitality
  • "Cockiness (Love It)" Rihanna
  • "Gangnam Style" Psy
  • "Rosie Oh" Animal Collective
  • "Mercy" Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
  • "A Simple Answer" Grizzly Bear
  • "Big Mouth" Santigold
  • "Sail" AWOLNATION
  • "Thinking About You" Frank Ocean
  • "Blow Me (one Last Kiss)" - P!nk
  • "The Recipe" Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre
  • "Werewolf" Fiona Apple
  • "Guap" Big Sean

Click here to play this list on Spotify.

Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

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Best Albums of 2012

  1. Anything Kepi Ghoulie does
  2. The Evens-The Odds
  3. Summer Vacation-Condition
  4. First Aid Kit-The Lions Roar
  5. Hot Water Music-Exister
  6. Jeff Rosenstock-I Look Like Shit
  7. Cheap Girls-Giant Orange
  8. Masked Intruder-Masked Intruder
  9. The Sidekicks-Awkward Breeds
  10. Classics of Love-S/T - I tried desperately not to mention any Asian Man releases, but I truly feel this is the best record of the year.

Matt Climer (The Sidekicks)

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Matthew Sanders Climer's Top Ten of 2012 (In no particular order)
  • Cheap Girls- Giant Orange
  • Delay- Rushing Ceremony
  • Titus Andronicus- Local Business
  • Joyce Manor- Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
  • Hop Along- Get Disowned
  • The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
  • Sundials- When I Couldn't Breathe
  • John K. Samson- Provincial
  • Murder By Death-Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon.

Records in 2013 that will be my favorites:
  • Tin Armor
  • Reverse the Curse
  • Saintseneca
  • Lemuria