Andrew’s 2012 Retrospective
Hey, folks. Happy National Hangover Day! I hope that you’ve recovered a bit from the festivities last night. If you’re still riding the struggle bus, hopefully I can make your day a little bit better.
Trying to compile, list, and rank my top music was a monumental task this year. I’ve been at it for weeks and it hasn’t been easy. The lists have changed more times than George Lewis Jr.’s hairstyle, and the tinkering was going on until right before I wrote this post. While you certainly get a taste of my musical inclinations every Tuesday, I only have one day each week to share. Inside, you’ll find my top albums, songs (complete with a Spotify playlist of them), and all sorts of other stuff. This includes the brand new category of “Worst Music News of the Year” thanks to a recent development in the hip hop community and a picture of me in a cowboy hat with a terrible pun attached. I was also finally able to declare a favorite song of all time. What’s not to love? This year it’s bigger and better, so read on after the jump, homies.
Re: Sound Bottle is a music creation device like no other. Designed by a student at Japan’s Tama Art University, it’s a bottle-shaped device that captures and plays back sounds. Operation seems startlingly simple: to record a sound, you simply uncork the bottle and, so long as noise is detected, it’ll record and store the sounds as a sample.
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“Old Friend” from Sea Wolf. Totally worth a listen — should also probably check out the show at the Doug Fir (w/ Hey Marseilles!) on Nov. 3, 2012.
Seriously. I mean it.
I just deleted over 25,000 songs from my iTunes library. I am going to trust in the cloud, where my library now lives. I’m a bit scared, but I backed everything up, took a deep breath and stepped into the future.
—All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen takes the leap
New new new from my friend, Anya Marina.
That looks so much better than what I’m looking at right now:
I love the NPR Music Listeners Top 100 List for 2011, however, I do love Deadmau5. Kind of sad he didn’t even make the list.
Whether you’re having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, Thanksgiving is about family, food and the soul-deadening stress of logistics. So here’s a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all.