Part 2, 2012 songs by female artists. Enjoy!
Part 3 of 3 next Tuesday will include: Regina Spektor, Ani Difranco, and Frankie Rose
(Really impressed by Norah Jones' latest, arguably her best since debut Come Away With Me (2002). Little Broken Heats (2012) I think is an album with solid tracks all the way through, could easily remain in my top 10 albums of 2012. You can listen to a stream of the full album here)
Say Goodbye - Norah Jones
Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones
Out On The Road - Norah Jones
Up All Night - Best Coast
(They cleaned up the 2010 edit, and made a brilliant 2012 version of the song. Rest of album disappointed me)
Mira - Melody Gardot
(Refreshingly different and upbeat track, can't wait for the new album The Absence!)
If youtube video fails for Mira, try this link
(Love a couple of Allo Darlin’ tunes shared beneath. The composition of their music reminds me of Belle & Sebastian. However, I wouldn't call this among the best albums of 2012, as I think Allo Darlin' lack variation, most of their songs sound the same to me. Stream the rest of the new album here)
Tallulah - Allo Darlin’
(lyric: "and I'm wondering, have I already met, all the people that'll mean something")
Tallulah by Fortuna POP!
The Letter - Allo Darlin’
(lyric: "not what you've lost, but what you can find")
The Letter by Fortuna POP!
(Has been 7 years since their last album. For me, the 2012 LP is too noisy, and not as fresh or innovative as their earlier work. My favorite is below, also liked song Not Your Kind Of People. The single Blood for Poppies I have mixed feelings about.)
Sugar - Garbage
(bummer, I can only find previews of these on youtube, in my opinion, haunting must-listen tracks of 2012. Check the tumblr link for a few of the full songs, anyway)
When You Rest - Sarah Jaffe
The Way Sound Leaves The Room - Sarah Jaffe
Any thoughts on the above albums? What old or new music are you listening to at the moment?