Will Hermes - Best Music of 2012

Dec 28, 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.

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)