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Will Hermes - Best Music of 2012

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.

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Part 2

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


Looking ahead:

Yo La Tengo - Fade

- "Ohm" - (to be released on January 15)

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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