The going is coming. Dress appropriately.
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A couple thoughts:
Thanks to all of you for the positive feedback on the Music Jerk Rob's Top Tracks of 2012 Spotify playlist! For those that may have missed, this is a running playlist of all the songs from 2012 I've really enjoyed most thus far. If you haven't already, please subscribe to it as I'll continue to add tracks on a daily or weekly basis. And keep the feedback and suggestions coming! While Spotify certainly has some BIG 2012 omissions (seriously, Chromatics' Kill For Love isn't available?), it is--for the most part--a good resource for giving new music a test drive.
There appear to be a few more potential gems on the horizon in terms of new releases, but my current year-end list has already got more than a handful of tenants who have signed a long-term mortgage. But if there is one thing that's certain, it is that the fall and early winter NEVER fail to deliver some surprises and/or reveal albums I've thus far missed (notable past examples include Real Estate, M83, Youth Lagoon and more). This is where I'm relying on you all to continue to make recommendations so that I can discover great music and possibly take all the credit amongst my friends who don't read this blog and will never know that I really am just ripping your ingenuity off. A small price to pay for this little slice of HTML paradise you reside in, eh?
And now, your weekly dozen as the heat gets less hot and our reflection on all that 2012 has thus far been starts to slowly take shape. For me, it is the wet cement of my music opinions drying that excites me. So let's all get musichard together and enjoy this week's generous offering.
Everyone else, press the play button in the box below the track listing.
*Track 8 is currently unavailable on Spotify. It's a GREAT track and I recommend you check out the 8tracks playlist below which is NEVER missing any songs!