Some 2012 Music Faves

Last year I did a top 10 album list of 2011: My Top Albums of 2011. This year I think I’ll skip listing 10 and stick to 5, as my music tastes were all over the place in 2012, and I didn’t really concentrate on too many full albums.

Just a few to point out that I gravitated towards longer than usual (in no particular order):

1) Ellie Goulding (Halcyon)
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I love Ellie Goulding and all her songs from her last album and this one. Wish I could see her live – maybe one day! Favorites from this album include Explosions, Figure 8, My Blood, and Only You.

2) Imagine Dragons (Night Visions)
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My most current obsession and new favorite band. Going to see them live in February at the Filmore with Amy and I can’t wait! Favorites from this album include Radioactive, Tiptoe, It’s Time, Amsterdam, Bleeding Out. Oh, I love them all. Who am I kidding.

3) Alex Clare (The Lateness of the Hour)
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Got into Alex Clare late in 2012 and really like his voice. I thought this was an interesting album – a little different throughout. Favorites from this album include Up All Night, Relax My Beloved, Humming Bird, and Tightrope.

4) Marina and the Diamonds (Electra Heart)
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Intrigued by this chick. I first found out about her from a free Amazon song download called Primadonna and I thought – hm, this is a catchy little song. So I looked up more about her and eventually got her whole album. It’s catchy, poppy, and infectious but there’s something smart about it and the whole story/persona she portrays. I like all the songs on the album but some faves are Lies, Starring Role, Power & Control, Sex Yeah, and Radioactive.

5) Lana Del Rey (Born to Die)
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I was seeing this chick’s album cover EVERYWHERE but never looked into it until later. Everyone had been talking about how horrible her SNL performance was also (which I agree, it was pretty bad). So, intrigued as I was, I looked her up on iTunes and actually liked her melodramatic style. I don’t think I’d ever pay to see her live but I do like to listen to the music. Favorites from this album include Blue Jeans, Diet Mountain Dew, National Anthem, Summertime Sadness, and Off to the Races.

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About virginiaisformaugles

My name is Jenn. I'm enjoying life in my thirties, being a mom to a beautiful and silly little girl, and happily married to my park ranger husband. We recently sold our house in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia and bought a new home. I'm excited to get accustomed to our new home base and explore all the surrounding areas! I'm a pharma data analyst by day, a lullabye-singin' mommy by night. We also have a beagle named Sophie and a large-girthed cat named Nacho. Things I like: family togetherness, nature, hiking, movies, photography, reading, planning and organizing, exploring, music, biking, jogging, etc.

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