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Top 20 of 2012

Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

1. Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now?
2. Japandroids – Celebration Rock 
3. Tropical Punk – Ends of the World 
4. John K. Samson – Provincial 
5. Flume – Flume
6. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE 
7. Tame Impala – Lonerism 
8. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
9. Balmorhea – Stranger
10. The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
11. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
12. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
13. The Men – Open Your Heart
14. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
15. Bob Dylan – Tempest
16. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
17. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
19. St. Lucia – St. Lucia EP
20. Yeasayer – Fragrant World

Honorable Mentions: People Get Ready, Grizzly Bear, Lucero, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Tallest Man on Earth


Top 20 of 2012: 15. Bob Dylan – Tempest

15. Bob Dylan – Tempest

Bob Dylan - TempestThere’s a reason people still listen to Bob Dylan. It’s not to remember the greatness that once was; it’s all about what he still has to offer.

Dylan is unquestionably one of the greatest songwriters to ever live. Sure, he’s faltered a few times in the course of 35 albums, but he’s been on a late-career hot streak with brilliant albums like Modern Times and Time Out of Mind. Tempest might even stand above those modern masterpieces.

Most musicians don’t ever come close to 35 albums — and you almost always wish they don’t. But none of them are Bob Dylan.

Grateful Dead – 3/22/90 (Spring 1990)

Grateful Dead: Spring 1990Rhino Records released another set of tracks from the upcoming Grateful Dead Spring 1990 box set.

The latest is a 44-minute group of seven tracks from the 3/22/90 show at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. The run through “Space,” “The Other One,” a cover of “Hey Jude,” into Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” and back into “Hey Jude,” “Sugar Magnolia” and Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 is out August 31 and a condensed two-disc version, Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, comes out September 18. You can also sample the 3/19/90 show from Hartford Civic Center and the 3/16/90 show from the Capitol Centre in Landover, MD.

Music My Dad Shared With Me

My dad and I share a lot of music. We can talk about everything from which Led Zeppelin record is the best (he swears it’s their first) to what Jack White’s been up to or how insane the Flaming Lips’ live show is. Every now and then I share something new with him, like the new Fleet Foxes record, but it’s nothing compared to what he’s introduced to me.

Growing up, he would bring home CDs that he knew we needed to hear. His impulse buys are the reason I got into a lot of good music at a young age. He’s also the reason I listen to jazz and blues. I’ve bought tons of CDs and records myself and learned a lot on my own, but without that introduction, I might not have.

These are a few albums from my own collection that my dad gets all the credit for:

The Beatles - 1967-1970The Beatles – 1967-1970

Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius

Bob Dylan - DesireBob Dylan – Desire

Santana - AbraxasSantana – Abraxas

Best of Booker T. and the MGsBooker T. & The MGs – The Best of Booker T. & The MGs

Ray Charles - What'd I SayRay Charles – What’d I Say