30. The Slow Show – Brother
They’re good. They’re very good. Still building their name on the music scene, The Slow Show promise to be one of the bands to watch once they get their deserved credit.
Brother is as beautiful as 2012 could have been. Great melodies, great voice, epic lyrics. Powerful stuff reminding us of Lambchop’s relaxing vibes.
29. Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own
The boss came back, and what a surprising one it was. Solid album, with some of the usual inspiring lyrics and that classic-rough-sentimental-rock. Typical Springsteen.
We Take Care Of Our Own is just what you expect from the best of boss, as catchy as it can get. And in this world in crisis he reminds us of what once was obvious, we should take care of our own. That’s for sure.
28. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
Cloud Nothings are definitely what the current music scene needs. Some nice punk-rock to challenge these young minds with ears full of commercial-bullshit-music.
Stay Useless is up there on 2012 WSG soundtrack. It’s just addictive, and the video is fucking brilliant.
‘I need something to do / Somewhere to go’
27. Wild Nothing – Paradise
Wild Nothing came back for their second album 2 years after the magnificent Gemini. Nocturne is not as good, but it was a solid comeback, for yet another Indie Rock band.
Paradise glows and re-glows. With starlets of a nice pop-song, female sexy confessions and dreamy beats, it’s what you want to hear on a summer day.
'You crush me with the lies / And tell me once or twice / That love is paradise / Love is paradise'
26. Jessie Ware – 110%
Jessie Ware was one of the pleasant surprises 2012 reserved for us music lovers. She’s strong, she’s simple, she’s good.
110% takes me back to a place where there’s love, there’s softness, there’s safety, and there’s a magical voice communicating it all from above. Way above. I just listen to that voice hoping one day I can meet someone that gives me 110%.
‘Won't dance, not without you, small steps, they lead only to your heart’