by Tucker Ives -
Like every other public radio show/newspaper/magazine/blogger/Tweeter, we wanted to compile some of the best music of the year. But since we spent so much time talking about things like the state budget, politics, brownfields, urban redevelopment, politics, the creative class, soil and politics, we realized that we missed out on A LOT of music in 2012.
For our final live show of 2012, Anthony joined us to share some of his favorite tracks. We called it, “Where The Needle Drops: Live! Best of 2012″ (see what we did there?)
We couldn’t get to all of them though because quite frankly, not all of them are appropriate for a radio audience at 9am. After we went off-the-air, Anthony hung around and we recorded a special web-extra: “Where The Needle Drops – Too Hot for Radio.”
As you may expect, some of the content in this segment is not appropriate for everyone (after all, it is “too hot for radio”).
Feel free to share your favorites of the year in the comments section and give us a head’s up throughout the year if there’s something we should be listening to. Also, check out Anthony’s top 50 albums of 2012 on YouTube.
- Death Grips – I’ve Seen Footage
- Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid
- Dope Body – Powder
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Mladic
- Ab-Soul – The Book of Soul
- Swans – Mother of the World
- Killer Mike – Big Beast
- Scott Walker – Epizootic!
- Converge – Aimless Arrow
Although we don’t discuss them, we start and end the segment with a new song from The Bad Plus called Seven Minute Mind.