Best Music of 2012

Books
12:07 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Best Books in Music of 2012 - Chris Heim's Picks

1. When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy (DaCapo Press) The newly named Kennedy Center honoree offered a surprisingly readable look back at his life here, including a vivid account of the tough times he faced at first in Chicago and intriguing portraits of some of the blues legends whose paths he crossed on the way to become one himself.

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Books
2:52 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Best Books in Music of 2012 - Jedd's Picks

1. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever Will Hermes From New York City punk to the wealth of ethnic sounds that permeated popular culture, Hermes covers them all in this fast-paced and thoughtful book, issued in paperback in 2011. Thorough and intelligent, this is an absolute must-read for music lovers.

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Indie Rock
2:41 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Strange Currency Best of 2012 - Local

Two thousand and twelve saw a bumper crop of ace local and regional releases, including several that did not make this list but were strong contenders, among them three releases from Wichita’s The Wonder Revolution (including Firefly) and Zsa Zsa Ketzner's EP.

There were several surprise releases this year, including the solo debut from Split Lip Rayfield’s Wayne Gottstine, a lo-fi adventure from singer-songwriter Curt Mitchell, and Les Easterby’s The World Palindrome.

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World Music
2:41 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Global Village Best of 2012

  1. Ensemble Polaris - Uncharted Waters (Pipistrelle Music)
  2. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Grammophon)
  3. Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (World Village)
  4. Terakaft - Kel Tamasheq (World Village)
  5. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone (Cumbancha)
  6. Paco de Lucia - En Vivo (Decca)
  7. Enzo Avitabile - Black Tarantella (CNI Music)
  8. Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde (Crammed Discs)
  9. The Funkees - Dancing Time (Soundway)
  10. KonKoma - Konkoma (Soundway)
  11. Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
  12. The So
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Music
2:19 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Best Music of 2012

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin and Chris Heim run down the best in music for 2012 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, blues and books about music.

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Blues
2:07 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Crossroads Best of 2012

  1. Heritage Blues Orchestra - And Still I Rise (Raisin' Music)
  2. Little Feat - Rooster Rag (Rounder)
  3. Curtis Salgado - Soul Shot (Alligator)
  4. Eddie C.
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Jazz
1:19 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Night Train Best of 2012

  1. Steve Kuhn/Steve Swallow/Joey Barron - Wisteria (ECM)
  2. Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital - Yes!
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Indie Rock
1:12 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Strange Currency Best of 2012

  1. Wing Beat Fantastic––Mike Keneally
  2. Tempest––Bob Dylan
  3. Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran––Jamey Johnson
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now––Justin Townes Earle
  5. Copper Blue––Sugar (Reissue)
  6. Phantom Limb––Water Liars
  7. Django Django––Django Django
  8. Chasing Away The Dots––Mike Coykendall
  9. A Wasteland Companion––M.
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