Top Tracks of 2012

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I’ve tried to make listening to this year’s top tracks as easy as possible. Along with an embedded SoundCloud player, which has an accompanying primer due to the erratic track title formatting, there’s  a link to a Spotify playlist and a .zip file containing every single song. Also, the Spotify playlist and .zip file contain about 12 extra tracks SoundCloud either didn’t have available or wouldn’t let me upload.

I tried to cover a wide swath of music in my year-end list, but after editing and re-editing my favorites,  I’ve realized there are very few songs that could qualify as “small,” “quiet,” or “intimate.” And while there a few down-tempo moments here and there, for the most part, my musical tastes appear to be about as subtle as a sledgehammer. Enjoy. UPDATE: the download link should work now. Tracks after the jump.

Top Tracks of 2012 download link
Top Tracks of 2012 Spotify Playlist

 

1). A Place to Bury Strangers – “I Lost You”
2). Ab-Soul – “Terrorist Threats” (Feat. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko)
3). Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
4). Angel Haze – “Werkin’ Girls”
5). Angel Haze – “New York”
6). Azealia Banks – “Jumanji”
7). Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Only in My Dreams”
8). Baroness – “March to the Sea”
9). Beach House – “Lazuli”
10). Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Windshield Smasher”
11). Bleached – “Searching Through the Past”
12). Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
13). Chairlift – “I Belong in Your Arms”
14). Chromatics – “Kill for Love”
15). Danny Brown – “Grown Up”
16). Daughn Gibson – “Tiffany Lou”
17). Daughn Gibson – “In the Beginning”
18). Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
19). Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past”
20). Diplo – “Express Yourself” (Feat. Nicky Da B)
21). Divine Fits – “Would That Not be Nice”
22). Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows”
23). Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”
24). El-P – “The Full Retard”
25). El-P – “Oh Hail No” (Feat. Mr. Mothafuckin’ eXquire & Danny Brown)
26). Eternal Summers – “Millions”
27). Exitmusic – “Passage”
28). Fang Island – “Asunder”
29). FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”
30). Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
31). Fiona Apple – “Werewolf”
32). Fiona Apple – “Anything We Want”
33). Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion”
34). Frankie Rose – “Interstellar”
35). Frankie Rose – “Had We Had it”
36). fun. – “Some Nights”
37). Grimes – “Oblivion”
38). Grimes – “Genesis”
39). Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”
40). Grizzly Bear – “Speak in Rounds”
41). Health – “Tears”
42). Heartless Bastards – “Simple Feeling”
43). How to Dress Well – “& It Was U”
44). How to Dress Well – “Ocean Floor for Everything”
45). Icona Pop – “I Love It”
46). Icona Pop – “Ready for the Weekend”
47). Japandroids – “The House that Heaven Built”
48). JEFF The Brotherhood – “Sixpack”
49). Joey Bada$$ – “Survival Tactics” (Feat. Capital Steez)
50). Kanye West – “Clique” (Remix feat. T.I., Big Sean, & Jay-Z)
51). Ke$ha – “Die Young”
52). Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle”
53). King Tuff – “Bad Thing”
54). Kitten – “G#”
55). La Sera – “Please Be My Third Eye”
56). Lissy Trullie – “Madeleine”
57). M. Ward – “Primitive Girl”
58). M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
59). Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman)
60). Maserati – “San Angeles”
61). Miguel – “Adorn”
62). Neneh Cherry & The Thing – “Dream Baby Dream”
63). oOoOO – “NoWayBack” (Feat. Butterclock)
64). Nicki Minaj – “Beez in the Trap” (Feat. 2 Chainz)
65). Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright”
66). Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Son”
67). Poolside – “Slow Down”
68). Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
69). Santigold – “Disparate Youth”
70). Schoolboy Q – “Hands on the Wheel” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
71). Schoolboy Q – “There He Go”
72). Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”
73). Sleigh Bells – “Born to Lose”
74). Solange – “Losing You”
75). Tame Impala – “Be Above It”
76). Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dream”
77). Tanlines – “Brothers”
78). Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
79). The Magnetic Fields – “Andrew in Drag”
80). The Men – “Open Your Heart”
81). TNGHT – “Higher Ground”
82). Torche – “Kicking”
83). Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”
84). Ty Segall Band – “I Bought My Eyes”
85). Tyvek – “Wayne County Roads”
86). Usher – “Climax”
87). Willis Earl Beal – “Evening’s Kiss”

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