Friday, December 14, 2012

Best Folk Albums of 2012 / Best Folk Songs of 2012 (Second Half)

MMXII: Year of the dragon

Top Folk Albums of 2012: Year of the dragon

1) Jessica PrattSelf-Titled • Birth — stream†
2) Angel OlsenHalf Way Home • Bathetic — stream†
3) Brother Sun, Sister MoonSelf-Titled • Denovali — stream
4) TenniscoatsPapa's Ear • Häpna — stream†
5) Padang Food Tigers • Ready Country Nimbus • Bathetic — stream†
6) Mirrorring • Foreign Body • Kranky — stream†
7) C Joynes • Congo • Bo'Weavil
8) Marissa NadlerThe Sister • Box of Cedar — stream
9) James BlackshawLove Is the Plan, the Plan Is Death • Important — stream†
10) Josephine Foster • Blood Rushing • Fire — stream†
11) Various Artists • Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 5 • Tompkins Square — stream†
12) Sproatly Smith • The Minstrel's Grave • Folk Police — stream
13) Horse FeathersCynic's New Year • Kill Rock Stars — stream†
14) Björn OlssonLite Nya Melodier • Gravitation — stream†
15) The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends • Folk Songs II • Static Caravan — stream†
16) TwinSisterMoonBogyrealm Vessels • Handmade Birds
17) Josephine Foster and The Victor Herrero Band • Perlas • Fire — stream†
18) Daniel Bachman • Seven Pines • Tompkins Square — stream†
19) Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes • The Wild Wild Berry • Bo'Weavil — stream†
20) Hip Hatchet • Joy and Better Days • Gravitation — stream

Streams denoted with "†" require Spotify.





Honourable Mentions: Electric albums, EPs, etc. (in no particular order)

Lonnie Holley • Just Before Music • Dust-to-Digital
Karen Dalton • 1966 • Delmore — stream†
Harry Taussig • Fate Is Only Twice • Tompkins Square — stream†
Damon & Naomi w/ Ghost • Self-Titled • Drag City
Michael HurleyBack Home With Drifting WoodsMississippi
Various Artists • The African Guitar Box • Mississippi
Various Artists • Bed of Pain: Rembetika, 1930-55 • Mississippi — stream†

Streams denoted with "†" require Spotify.





MMXII II/II: Best Folksongs of 2012 (in no particular order)

Most of these selections were culled from albums and EPs released during the second half of 2012. Get the first half's selections here.

Download (ZIP) / Stream in Spotify / Request Immediate Removal

UPDATE (16/5/13): Re-Up (ZIP)

1) OMBRE"Noche Brilla, Pt. 2" • Asthmatic Kitty
2) Jessica Pratt • "Night Faces" • Birth
3) Adam Torres • "Mountain River" • DZ
4) Daniel Bachman • "Long Nights I" • Tompkins Square
5) Meg Baird • "No Song to Sing" • Tompkins Square
6) Taken by Trees • "Dreams (Coconut Cut)" • Secretly Canadian
7) Bonus Skor • "No Soul's Treasure" • Static Caravan
8) Alasdair Roberts • "My Rola-Bola Board" • The Stables Trading Limited
9) Steve Gunn • "Temple Walk" • Tompkins Square
10) Josephine Foster • "Underwater Daughter" • Fire
11) The Tallest Man on Earth • "Leading Me Now" • Dead Oceans
12) The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends • "Thousands or More" • Static Caravan
13) Eric Carbonara • "Through a House of Violet Abandon" • Tompkins Square
14) Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes • "Died for Love" • Bo'Weavil
15) Horse Feathers • "Summer for Capricorns" • Kill Rock Stars
16) Angel Olsen • "Acrobat" • Bathetic

Reissued Material:
17) S.E. Rogie • "A Time in My Life" • Mississippi
18) Harry Taussig • "Der Dritte Man Fantasia" • Tompkins Square
19) Michael Hurley • "I Like My Wine" • Dust-to-Digital
20) Rena Stamou • "Bed of Pain" • Mississippi

2 comments:

ian said...

This is great. Thanks!

Coltra said...

Thanks. Muchas gracias.