Lil Meebles' top 10 for 2012 (in no particular order) + a Bonus Spotify Playlist!
Chris Staples - American Soft
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel is Wiser….
Hospitality - S/T
Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
The Shins - Port Of Marrow
The Walkmen - Heaven
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Beach House - Bloom
The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
Favorite Reissues of 2012
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild
Karen Dalton - 1966
Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes and Backsides (1966-71)
Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram
Ray Stinnett - A Fire Somewhere
My favorite Television shows watched in 2012, some not actually from 2012
I watched almost all of season one on a trip to New York City recently, and I couldn't believe how each episode kept my interest. It's no wonder this show has been awarded so many accolades as of late. And MANDY PATINKIN. Come on.
I'm so entrenched in this show, even though it sometimes verges on really super cheesy and predictable. I have sipped the Dexter Kool Aid, and now I am hooked in deep.
Similar to Dexter, I started watching Breaking Bad, and felt like it was pretty cheesy, and predictable. That all changed after the first and second season. This show makes me have so much wonderful anxiety, and the last episode of Season Five was such a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see the next season.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
This might be a controversial choice, but I downloaded all of season one, and literally watched all of the episodes over the course of the day. Say what you will about this family, but they have FUN. Like, capital F FUN. I think they are a charmingly normal family, and the 'sketti episode is absolutely amazing. There are some serious unintentional comedic gems in some of these episodes.
Just like it is depicted in the Portlandia episode, my girlfriend and I got SO obsessed with this. It's SO good.
Freaks & Geeks
I had never watched this, but it recently became available on Netflix. What an incredible show, with some incredible people that were destined to become famous movie stars, and directors. I have no idea why this only went for one season. It's one of the best coming of age shows ever made.
Six Feet Under
My girlfriend had seen all of these, but they were on HBO go, so we watched them together. What an absolute achievement of a show. The last episode made me cry my eyes out, and that's hard to get me to do!
I think Lena Dunham is awesome, and she is taking crazy risks, and that's so refreshing. I really enjoy this show.