Category Archives: The List 2012

2012 Favorite Records List. Preliminaries.

Before I get into my 2012 Favorites List for real, there are some preliminaries I need to deal with.

First, I want to give a shout-out to a few of the records that I had hoped would make the top 100, but which to my surprise just didn’t make the cut.

In no order:

  • Replacements – Let It be
  • Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station – Every Time You Say Goodbye
  • Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club
  • Digable Planets – Reachin
  • The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
  • David Bowie – Hunky Dory
  • Sam Prekop – Who’s Your New Professor
  • Rogue Wave – Out Of The Shadow
  • Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary

All fine records. Definitely in my Favorites list. But the Top 100 was just out of reach for them, this time around.

And now the boring technical stuff…
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The Votes Are In

The final comparison for my 2012 Favorite Records list is in front of me: The Cure’s “Seventeen Seconds” vs Yo La Tengo’s “Electr-O-Pura”. Hmmmm…. The Cure wins this one.

And that’s the 4,000th vote, and that’s enough for me! Seven weeks. Blech.

So, I’ll be starting the results soon.

Very exciting!