2012 Year-End Lists: Taylor Townes, Warehouse Manager

2012 Year-End Lists: Taylor Townes, Warehouse Manager

Taylor’s Best of 2012 playlist. One song from each of my favorite non-Merge albums of the year. Maybe heavy on the singles, but sometimes, the singles are the singles for a reason.

  1. “Krokodil” – St. Vincent (Krokodil 7”)
  2. “Swing Lo Magellan” – Dirty Projectors (Swing Lo Magellan)
  3. “Origins” – Tennis (Young & Old)
  4. “Malefic Dowery” – of Montreal (Paralytic Stalks)
  5. “Ice Age” – David Byrne & St. Vincent (Love This Giant)
  6. “Silent Song” – Daniel Rossen (Silent Hour / Golden Mile EP)
  7. “Down on the Lower East Side” – Justin Townes Earle (Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now)
  8. “New Loved Ones” – Toro Y Moi (June 2009)
  9. “Alligator” – The Babies (Our House on the Hill)
  10. “Mothball the Fleet” – Deerhoof (Breakup Song)
  11. “Kill For Love” – Chromatics (Kill For Love)
  12. “(This Is Why) I Don’t Wear White” – Flock of Dimes ( I Don’t Wear White / 15)
  13. “Holiday” – Poor Moon (Poor Moon)
  14. “Steady Pace” – Matthew E. White (Big Inner)
  15. “Yet Again” – Grizzly Bear (Shields)
  16. “Polvo” – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks (Intended Play Matador & True Panther 2012)
  17. “Endless Ladder” – The Antlers (Undersea)
  18. “Prettyboy” – Dan Deacon (America)
  19. “Every Man Needs a Companion” – Father John Misty (Fear Fun)
  20. “Hot Knife” – Fiona Apple (The Idler Wheel…)
  21. “After the Goldrush” – Patti Smith (Banga)
  22. “LUX 1” – Brian Eno (LUX)