2012, albums, best of, Big Boi, Brother Ali, concerts, dreaming in color, El-P, Grizzly Bear, hip-hop, Homeboy Sandman, indie, indie rock, infinity overload, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike, lies, Life is Good, Minus the Bear, mourning in america, music, Nas, radio, rap, RAP Music, rock, rumors, Santigold, Santogold, singles, songs, Spotify, top 25, top 5, tunes
Despite what some people may think, 2012 was a great year for music, provided you looked in the right places. I’ll be listing my favorites here, as well as a standout song from each.
Killer Mike – R.A.P Music
Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d city
Brother Ali – Mourning in America, Dreaming in Color
Nas – Life is Good
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Robert Glasper – Black Radio
Homeboy Sandman – First of a Living Breed
El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
Minus the Bear – Infinity Overload
I wasted a weekend afternoon putting together my (fairly) definitive list of the top 25 songs of 2012. I limited it to one song per artist and album. Of course, it’s limited to songs that are on Spotify, but that only led to two deserving songs not making the list.