bestof2012Week 3 of 4 of our Best of Shows. This week: songs 32 to 17. Thanks for listening this year. Happy Holidays.

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Artist and Song Title:

Nada Surf – Jules and Jim
Conor Oberst – One of My Kind
Frank Turner – the Ballad of Me and My Friends (live)
Young Hines – Can’t Explode
The Hives – Wait a Minute
Deer Tick – Born at Zero
JD McPherson – North Side Gal
Northbrook Garage – All About the Eyes
ZZ Ward – Blues Eyes Blind
Mattanja Joy Bradley – Beautiful Imperfections
Charlie Simpson – Thorns
Little Green Cars – The John Wayne
Tristan Prettyman – My Oh My
Saints of Valory – Kids
My Pet Dragon – Moonshine
A Silent Film – Danny Dakota & The Wishing Well


  • Except for the one song that I will keep for myself, it is an absolutely great list.
    ZZ Ward and Young Hines are the favorite new artists of 2012.
    All About the Eyes, is a standout I can’t keep from replaying it in my mind.
    What some favorite songs will be missing?
    What would be the number one song?

  • Funny Doc. I can NOT get into ANY Female Singer…I know that I am in the minority on this, but once i know it’s a woman singing, I rarely listen all the way thru…
    That said, I REALLY LIKED The Little Green Cars, John Wayne tune..And anything Nada Surf and Frank Turner are usually pretty cool to me.

  • Kevin: Played “Breaking the yearlings” from them this year.

    Doc: Glad it was that way and not the other way around. I hope you like the top 16 too. I wouldn’t mind if you tell me the one song you didn’t like though.

  • Loving the sound of Charlie Simpson – Have not heard him before – which is why I listen to you! And I’m with Kevin – i do not like female singers either – what’s up with that?

  • Pamela I fully agree about Charlien Simpson , lets see if Down Down Downnis the top 16.
    Kevin, give ZZWard a good listen, and watch her on YouTube . You may change your approach.
    The one song, Chris is One Of My Kind, sorry.

  • Thanks Doc. I like know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Obviously the good makes me happy.

    Charlie Simpson sound so similar to Bob Schneider on this cd.

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