Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Uprooted Music Revue's Favorite 25 Recordings of 2012 (So Far)

The title says it all. Here are my favorite 25 recordings of 2012 (so far!). These are the ones that have been easily getting the most play and have been nearly impossible for me to file away. I will admit that there certainly are many more fine releases beyond this list that have come out since January, but these are THE ones that, for me personally, continue to keep rising above the rest!

Father John Misty: Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
(Interview with Josh Tillman)


Trampled By Turtles: Stars and Satellites (Banjodad)

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
(Interview w/ Dom Flemons)

Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back (ATO)
(Interview coming soon!)

Two Man Gentleman Band: Two At A Time (Bean-Tone)
(Interview with Andy Bean)

Hiss Golden Messenger: Poor Moon (Tompkins Square)
(Interview with MC Taylor)

Hurray For The Riff Raff: Look Out Mama (Born To Win)
(Interview coming soon!)

Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (ATO)

The Wandering: Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here (Songs of the South)
(Interview with Luther Dickinson)

Laura Gibson: La Grande (Barsuk)
(Interview with Laura Gibson)

Tallest Man On Earth: There's No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)

Daniel Martin Moore and Joan Shelley: Farthest Field (Ol Kentuck)
(Interview with Daniel Martin Moore and Joan Shelley)

Luther Dickinson: Hambone's Meditations (Songs of the South)
(Interview with Luther Dickinson)

Sun Kil Moon: Among The Leaves (Caldo Verde)

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio: Across the Imaginary Divide (Rounder)
(Interview with Béla Fleck)

Elephant Micah: Louder Than Thou (Product of Palmyra)
(Interview with Elephant Micah)

Joan Shelley: Ginko (Ol Kentuck)
(Interview with Joan Shelley)

Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge)
(Interview with Kurt Wagner)

Matt Flinner Trio: Winter Harvest (Compass)
(Interview with Matt Flinner)

Honey Dewdrops: Silver Lining (The Honey Dewdrops)
(Interview with Honey Dewdrops)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Americana (Reprise)

M Ward: A Wasteland Companion (Merge)
(Interview with Matt Ward)

Oh Michael, Look What You've Done: Friends Play Michael Chapman (Tompkins Square)
(Interview with Josh Rosenthal)

The Black Swans: Occasion For Song (Misra)
(Interview coming soon!)

Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection 
(Smithsonian Folkways)
(Interview with Archivist Jeff Place coming soon!)

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