Top Ten Tunes Of 2012: The Jealous Sound’s Picks [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

Posted January 4

The end of the year is all about reflections, new beginnings and, naturally, listening to lots and lots of tunes. That’s why we’ve asked a cadre of bands to assemble a collection of kicka$$ playlists featuring their favorite jams of 2012. Next up, we have The Jealous Sound’s picks. Check them out after the jump.

1). Torche – “Kicking”

Rockin’ it ’90s style! Boo Yah!

2). Arctic Sleep – “Geneva”

Remember HUM? This is the modern version. Set up the bong, turn down the lights for this one…

3). Bloodnstuff – “Give Me A Call”

Oh you don’t know Bloodnstuff? Sorry, I can’t help you then…

4). Japandroids – “Younger Us”

I know ‘The House That Heaven Built’ will be the popular choice and this song was previously released as a single, but this song is easily the best thing this band has ever written.

5). Craig Finn – “When No One’s Watching”

Lacks some of the magical The Hold Steady chemistry, but even an average Craig Finn song crushes.

6). Superchunk – “This Summer”

Mac is still the master of the indie rock pop song.

7). …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – “Lost Songs”

The masters have returned with the their best album in years.

8). Have Mercy – “Let’s Talk About Your Hair”

Tourmates who you’ll definitely be hearing from in 2013.

9). Make Do And Mend – “Lucky”

New labelmates with an amazing rock song.

10). Further Seems Forever – “King’s Canyon”

Fantastic chorus! Try not to tap your foot, we dare you…

11). Hot Water Music – “Mainline”

Rock. Rock. Rock.

12). Minus The Bear – “Steel And Blood”

These guys just keep making great records about the Pac NW playa lifestyle.