Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone and a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He joins us at the switch of each season with a list of new music he's digging - and at the end of each year to let us know what was best in music from the last 12 months. Will is also the author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire.
List after the break.
Best Music of 2012 Part 2.mp3
Best Music of 2012:
Band - Album - "Song"
Japandroids - Celebration Rock - "The Nights of Wine and Roses
" and "Fire's Highway
Tame Impala - Lonerism - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
" and "Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
alt J - An Awesome Wave - "Fitzpleasure
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - "Thinkin Bout You
" and "Bad Religion
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream - "Adorn
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - "Swimming Pools (Drank)
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp - "Serpents
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar - "Emmylou
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss- "Call Me Maybe
Yo La Tengo - Fade
- "Ohm" - (to be released on January 15)