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Best of the 2012 Boombox

L. Grossman
 
Boys & Girls
Boys & Girls
"Excellent retro rock-n-roll. Try: "Rise to the Sun""
Break It Yourself
Break It Yourself
"A more low-key approach by Mr. Bird that really works. Try: "Danse Caribe""
Quicksilver Sunbeam
Quicksilver Sunbeam
"A very solid debut album of alt-country type tunes. Try: "Sunday Smoke""
O' Be Joyful
O' Be Joyful
"Great duo producing some lovely country/rock styled tunes. Try: "The Keeper""
The Hard Way
The Hard Way
"This Austin, TX country group was made for honky-tonks. This is another stellar addition to their stable of songs. Try: "The Hard Way""
Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
"Mr. Earle puts out another very solid album featuring top-notch songwriting. This disc displays a more soul-oriented approach than his previous albums. Try: "Movin' On""
Time's All Gone
Time's All Gone
"Excellent retro R&B tunes. Try: "Some Place""
Hands of Glory
Hands of Glory
"This is a shorter disc than this year's excellent, "Break it Yourself," but packs great quality. His cover of Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You" is not to be missed. Try: "If I Needed You""
Bloom
Bloom
"Another solid album that expands on their well-established brand of pop. Try: "Myth""
Holy Cross Blues
Holy Cross Blues
"Real good Americana tunes - great listen. Try: "Throw Another Cap on the Fire""
Blunderbuss
Blunderbuss
"Mr. White is a reliable character to follow. Try: "Blunderbuss""
In Our Heads
In Our Heads
"Hot Chip consistently releases wonderful electonic/dance/soul tunes. Try: "Flutes""
The Rain Will Come
The Rain Will Come
"Another wonderful album by a honky-tonk country type from Austin. Try: "Bendin' Rules and Breakin' Hearts""
Valtari
Valtari
"New music from Sigur Ros is always something that I look forward to. This album seems somewhat reminiscent of ()."
Tempest
Tempest
"I have truly enjoyed all of Bob Dylan's material over the past decade or two. I found this album to be a bit of a drop-off from that high standard. Still, a very good album. Try: "Duquesne Whistle""
Leaving Eden
Leaving Eden
"Good ol' roots/american music from the gut. Try: "I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man""
Women & Work
Women & Work
"Great record from this Memphis twangy-rock group. Try: "Who You Waiting On""
Heroes
Heroes
"Try: "Roll Me Up""
Algiers [Deluxe Edition]
Algiers [Deluxe Edition]
Shields
Shields
"Try: "What's Wrong""
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
"Monumental in that this their first batch of new material in a decade. Try: "Mladic""
Wrecking Ball (Special Edition) [+Digital Booklet]
Wrecking Ball (Special Edition) [+Digital Booklet]
"You know him and probably already know how you feel about the guy. Try: "We Are Alive""
Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland
A Wasteland Companion
A Wasteland Companion
"Try: "Clean Slate""
Diamond Rugs
Diamond Rugs
"An interesting collaborative rock-oriented group featuring Deer Tick's John McCauley. Try: "Call Girl Blues""
Le voyage dans la lune
Le voyage dans la lune
"Interesting companion piece to the silent film of the same name."
Release Me
Release Me
"Dude is a bit of a name. Try: "White Freightliner Blues""