Best of 2012!

I’m going to stick to music this year. Here are the releases I enjoyed most from the year just past. No particular order.

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Menomena – Moms
Grizzly Bear – Shields
The Evens – The Odds
Swans – The Seer
Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
The Dbs – Falling Off the Sky
AC Newman – Shut Down the Streets
Redd Cross – Researching the Blues
Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando
Steve Lehman Trio – Dialect Fluorescent

Best live shows
James Blood Ulmer – Porgy & Bess, Vienna
AC Newman – Doug Fir, Portland
Rhys Chatham – Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
Swans – Hawthorne Theater, Portland
Tirtha – Crystal Ballroom, Portland

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