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Top 40 Favorite Songs of 2012

January 7, 2013

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The song topics on this year’s list range from inner city hardships to terrorism to coming of age to challenging political leaders. There was somewhat of a renaissance musically; artists strayed away from their comfort zones. Below is a list of favorite tracks from 2012:
 

40. Twin Shadow- “Five Seconds”
39. Solange- “Losing You”
38. Best Coast- “Do You Love Me Like You Used To”
37. Sigur Rus- “Varúð”
36. The Dandy Warhols- “Alternative Power to the People”
35. Melody’s Echo Chamber- “Mount Hopeless”
34. Beach House- “Lazuli”
33. Andrew Bird- “Near Death Experience Experience”
32. The Mars Volta- “Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound”
31. Air- “Astronomic Club”
30. Tamaryn-“I’m Gone”
29.  The Helio Sequence- “Harvester of Souls”
28. Fiona Apple- “Jonathan”
27. The Smashing Pumpkins- “Oceania”
26. Liars- “No.1 Against the Rush”
25. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “We Drift Like Worried Fire”
24. John Frusciante- “Ratiug”
23. Odd Future- “Oldie”
22. Big Boi- “Lines (featuring A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)”
21. Santigold- “Disparate Youth”
20. Azealia Banks- “1991”
19. Flying Lotus- “See Thru to U (featuring Erykah Badu)”
18. Kanye West- “Mercy (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz)”
17. El-P- “The Full Retard”
16. Killer Mike- “Reagan”
15. Brother Ali- “Mourning in America”
14. Aesop Rock- “ZZZ Top”
13. Blu & Exile- “A Man”
12. Lupe Fiasco- “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”
11. Ab-Soul- “Terrorist Threats (featuring Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko)”
10. Frank Ocean- “Pyramids”
9. Meshell Ndegeocello- “To Be Young, Gifted and Black (featuring Cody ChesnuTT)”
8. Robert Glasper- “Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)”
7. Animal Collective- “New Town Burnout”
6. Grizzly Bear- “Sleeping Ute”
5. Tame  Impala- “Mind Mischief”
4. Cody ChesnuTT- “What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)”
3. Kendrick Lamar- “Cartoon & Cereal (featuring Gunplay)”
2. Kendrick Lamar- “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”
1. Nas- “A Queens Story”

 
Listen to this list below via Spotify

 
*”Cartoon & Cereal” is not available on Spotify
 

Take a closer look at the Year in Review HERE.

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