So what does this tell us? That I still have a musical bone in my body? That we all reference from the familiar? That nothing is new? To my mind, it’s all about telling something true. And therein lies the spark.

 Everett True

12 rough jewels of integrity in a sea of overproduction and hype

Seweeeet!!! Thought stuff like this had died and gone to the pub. A rough jewel of integrity in a sea of overproduction and hype. ‘course they’ll never ‘get’ anywhere – and therein lies their beauty. Made my day. Thanks fir that. Thanks indeed.

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney’s Favorite Albums of 2012

This is what it feels like to be alive in 2012 — connected to everything and more isolated than ever.

 Everett True

Everett True’s 12 favourite all-male albums of 2012

These are in order of estimated plays because, bugger it, today music IS a competition.

 Everett True

Everett True’s 64 Favourite Songs of 2012

Everett True’s 64 Favourite Songs of 2012

Last year was sensational for music. This year was even more sensational.

 Mike Turner

2012 & the Abysmal Company You Kept

Dum Dum Girls had a massive year — the Coke Zero of the indie world. You know, same taste as the original formula but not as filling.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 527: Go Genre Everything

The craziest, most brilliantly unafraid two songs I’ve heard from Australia all year. No, fuck Australia. Anywhere.


Brigette Herron’s 22-track summer mixtape for 2012

Just do me a favor and don’t count.

 Princess Stomper

22 of Princess Stomper’s favourite songs of 2012 so far

This song is more infectious than Jeff Goldblum’s laptop in Independence Day

 Everett True

22 of Everett True’s favourite songs of 2012 so far

A little early, perhaps … but there’s always so much great music around the difficulty is documenting it all, giving it a fair shake. DISCLAIMER 1 This is a random list – influenced by the heat today, and the lecture I just gave in Creative Writing, and the fact my PhD thesis continues to loom, […]