1. Goldfrapp … The Singles … 2012

    A collection of singles from UK synthpop duo. Lots of catchy songs. I think the first one was featured in a car commercial. If the cover was any less enticing I might not wanna listen to it. But still, give it a try.

     
     
  2. Amy Ray … Lung of Love … 2012

    The fourth solo offering from this Indigo Girl is temperate but lively. Narrative and thoughtful, with more of an edge than her more famous work, this album is a pretty appealing mix of Springsteen, Elton John and well…the Indigo Girls. Nothing revolutionary, but quite pleasant.

    RIYL The Indigo Girls, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen

     
     
  3. Pond … Beard, Wives, Denim … 2012

    Fuzzy retro rock, like a slower version of The Love Language. Amazing riffs + fueled vocals + punk aesthetics = sweet nostalgia.

     
     
  4. Delta Spirit … Delta Spirit … 2012

    Delta Spirit is one of the premiere indie alt-rock/alt-country bands out there. This record is way more loud and intense but the heartbreak and harmonics are still in abundance. Devour this one!

     
     
  5. Hunx … Hairdresser Blues … 2012

    Half-hearted, whiny vocals and minimal rock instrumentation. Yet somehow Hunx is a strangely compelling pop songwriter.