My Top Listens of 2012

2012 was a year full of good music. Here are my favorite listens from this past year. I’ve embedded one track from each album using Spotify, which you should use if you don’t already. (NOTE: I have not carefully combed through the lyrics of all the bands listed. I leave that up to you.)

Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal. Catchy melodies, not overly produced, nice harmonies, and just the right amount of build up in each song.

Bethel Music – The Loft Sessions. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of many worship albums because they all sound so similar. This one was refreshingly different.

Coldplay – Live 2012. I’ve always had a soft spot for Coldplay, and I really enjoy their live album. Because this is a live album, there are several F-Bombs not edited out.

The Shins – Port of Morrow. I really, really enjoyed this album.

Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself. Andrew Bird is one of those guys that you either love or hate. I really like him.

Wayfarer – The River. Another refreshingly different worship album.

Alright, those were my favorites. What about you?

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  1. says

    Of Monster And Men was my late-breaking obsession of 2012. I downloaded it in late November and have listened to the album all the way through at least 8 times and listened to King and Lionheart over 140 times. So good!!

    Also, Wayfarer was excellent.

    And Mumford and Sons' Babel was great. :)

  2. Shannon Lewis says

    Unhindered’s self-titled CD & (very surprisingly) THAT’S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO by the momentarily reunited Beach Boys… It’s not perfect, but the high points are incredible

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