Monday, December 31, 2012

Countdown To Ignition - Top Releases Of 2012


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Just like the old WLS Top 40, here's a list of some of my favorite releases of 2012. This year, I forced myself to come up with a ranking, rather than going with the usual “in no particular order,” although all of these releases have merit.

To make things easier, I separated the greatest hits and various artists compilations. Here are some noteworthy examples in those categories:

The Hollies  - Radio Fun
Shoes - 35 Years - The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977 - 2012 
The Plimsouls - Beach Town Confidential
Heart - Strange Euphoria 
George Harrison - Early Takes Vol. 1
Jonathan Rundman - Self Titled 
Various Artists - WXRT - Live From The Archives, Vol. 14
Various Artists  - Live From The Old Town School Of Folk Music 50th Anniversary

Now on to the actual list: 

1. Shoes - Ignition
2. Archie Powell And The Exports  - Great Ideas In Action
3. The Wes Hollywood Show - Fantasy Arcade
4. Magatha Trysty - Your Clothes Will Wear Themselves
5. Dot Dash - Winter Garden Light
6.  Mark Crozer And The Rels - Self-Titled
7. Stag - Self-Titled
8. The dB’s - Falling Off The Sky
9. Red Kross - Researching The Blues
10. The Wanton Looks  - Self-Titled
11. Pop Dollys - Aloud
12. Metric - Synthetica
13. Kaiser Chiefs - Start The Revolution Without Me
14. Melismatics - Mania!
15. Ken Stringfellow - Danzig In The Moonlight
16. Imelda May - More Mayhem
17. Dirty Ghosts - Metal Moon
18. The Mike Benign Compulsion - Martha
19.  Imperial Teen - Feel The Sound
20. Susanna Hoffs - Someday
21. River City Tanlines - Coast To Coast
22. The JAC - Faux Pas
23. Crushed Out - Want To Give
24. Hugh Hart - Idolizer
25. Tame Impala - Lonerism
26. Ruby Free - Introducing Ruby Free 
27. Coal Porters - Find The One
28. Ice Choir - Afar
29. King Of Prussia - Transmissions From The Grand Strand
30. Big Deal - Lights Out 
31. The Luck Of Eden Hall - Butterfly Revolutions, Vol. 2
32. Star And Micey - I Can’t Wait
33. Eux Autres - Sun Is Sunk
34. The Candy Stripers ¡contenidos caliente!
35. Red Plastic Buddha - All Out Revolution
36. Braam Brothers - Hail Violet
37. Go Time! - Boneshaker
38. The Viaducts - Mission To Destroy
39. Whitewolfsonicprincess - 10 + 1
40. JIP - Sparks, Flames & Names


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