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KTC Presents: The Best Albums & Songs of 2012


Matt’s Album Picks.  In order!

1. Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune
2. Sigur Ros – Valtari
3. Metric – Synthetica
4. Chromatics – Kill For Love
5. Now, Now – Threads
6. Animal Kingdom – The Looking Away
7. No Doubt – Push and Shove
8. Angel Olsen – Half Way Home
9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
10. JJAMZ – Suicide Pact

Honorable Mention: Tanlines – Mixed Emotions

Matt’s Song Picks (Not In Any Particular Order)

1. Kitten – “G#”
2. Chromatics – “Kill For Love”
3. Sigur Ros – “Dauòalogn”
4. Freelance Whales – “Follow Through”
5. Frankie Rose – “Pair of Wings”
6. Snakadaktal – “Dance Bear”
7. The Killers – “Flesh and Bone”
8. Bloc Party – “Day Four”
9. Jason Lytle – “Last Problem of the Alps”
10. No Doubt – “Easy”
11. Paper Route – “Sugar”
12. Metric – “Clone”
13. Perfume Genius – “Dark Parts”
14. Tanlines – “Green Grass”
15. The Shins – “For A Fool”
16. The Raveonettes – “Into The Night”
17. Now, Now – “Magnet”
18. JJAMZ – “Never Enough”
19. fun. – “Out On The Town” (Bonus Track)
20. Crystal Castles – “Child I Will Hurt You”
21. Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past”
22. Animal Kingdom – “Strange Attractor”
23. Best Coast – “Up All Night”
24. Angel Olsen – “Tiniest Seed”
25. Andrew Bird – “Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses”
26. (oops) The xx – Angels

Honorable Mention:

1. Grimes – “Nightmusic” (feat. Majical Cloudz)
2. Shiny Toy Guns – “Take Me Back To Where I Was”
3. Wildlife Control – “People Change”
4. Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”
5. Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche”

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Charissa’s Album Picks.  In order 🙂

1. Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune
2. General Fiasco – Unfaithfully Yours
3. All American Rejects – Kids In The Street
4. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is An Animal
5. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
6. Fun. – Some Nights
7. WALK THE MOON – Walk The Moon
8. Passion Pit – Gossamer
9. Animal Kingdom – The Looking Away
10. Paper Route – The Peace of Wild Things

Honorable Mention:

1. Dave Matthews Band – Away From The World
2. The Ting Tings – Sounds from Nowheresville

Charissa’s Song Picks (Not In Any Particular Order).

1. The Lumineers  – “Slow It Down”
2. Kitten  – “G#”
3. Stars – “Do you Want To Die Together”
4. The Raveonettes  – “Curse The Night”
5. Muse –  “Big Freeze”
6. Fun. –  “Stars”
7. All American Rejects  – “Walk Over Me”
8. Alabama Shakes –  “On Our Way”
9. French Cassettes –  “Mouth Drum”
10. Animal Kingdom –  “Skipping Disc”
11. Niki & The Dove –  “Somebody”
12. Best Coast  – “Do You Love Me Like You Used To?”
13. General Fiasco –  “Sleep”
14. General Fiasco –  “Bad Habits”
15. Sigur Ròs – Ekki Mukk
16. Jack White –  “Shakin’”
17. Dave Matthews Band- “If Only”
18. The Killers –  “Miss Atomic Bomb”
19. The Maccabees –  “Pelican”
20. Metric  – “Clone”
21. Mumford & Sons –  “Babel”
22. Regina Spektor –  “Open”
23. Say Anything  – “Anarchy, My Dear”
24. Purity Ring  – “Ungirthed”
25. The Ting Tings  – “Guggenheim”

Honorable Mention:

1. No Doubt –  “Push and Shove”
2. JJAMZ  – “Get What You Want”

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