PeteHatesMusic’s Top Songs of 2012

2012 is almost done, and I’m still debating my song list from 2011. There are 2 problems – one is that it’s time for this year’s top songs list, and the other problem is there were a lot of bloody great tracks in 2012. Since there were so many great tracks, we decided to expand our list! Hooray for more work?

At PeteHatesMusic, we don’t have 20 people voting to come up with some list that mimics most of mainstream media – and we think this is a good thing. Songs you love will be missing, songs you’ve never heard will be on this list, and your new favourite tune might be discovered – that’s the beauty of lists! Just look how radically different the lists are between Rich and Pete.

2 of the PeteHatesMusic contributors, Rich and Pete, have compiled their top 10 songs from 2012, plus 15 others that are awesome (but not top 10 awesome). Everyone wins! (except those not listed). We’ve made a Songza playlist that will shuffle randomly through most of our 50 compiled songs – for free! There’s also an embedded YouTube playlist that has some random order to the songs, which you can check out (and skip the songs you hate) below.

TOMORROW – The top albums of the year, as judged by PeteHatesMusic. And then – copious amounts of beer, turkey, and sausage rolls, and (most likely) no more posts until 2013.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments (so that we can ignore them or laugh at you).

Rich’s Honourable Mention List
Lee Fields – I Still Got It
Robert Glasper Experiment (feat. Mos Def) – Black Radio
Killer Mike – Go
Bobby Womack – Stupid
Infinity Ink – infinity
The Reflex – ABC
Quakers – War Drums
Yuck – Chew
Justin Martin – Ghettos and Gardens
Santigold – Disparate Youth (2 Bears Remix)
Fresh Touch – Harar Rhythm
The Bronx – Ribcage
A$AP Rocky – Palace
Burial & Four Tet – Nova
Valentino Khan & Will Bailey – Ruckus

Pete’s Honourable Mention List
Gaslamp Killer – Nissim (with Amir Yaghmai)
China Rats – N.O.M.O.N.E.Y.
Stars – Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
The Shins – Simple Song
New Build – Do You Not Feel Loved?
Miguel – The Thrill
Strange Talk – Cast Away
Half Moon Run – Full Circle
Rah Rah – Prairie Girl
The Islands – Hallways
Alabama Shakes – Hold On
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
The Zolas – Observatory
Muse – Madness
Beach House – Myth

Rich’s Top 10
10. Gallows – Cross of Lorraine
9. Burial – Kindred
8. Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage
7. Nas – The Don
6. His Majesty Andre – Hymn
5. Jai Paul – Jasmine
4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money
3. Clockwork – Titan
2. Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
1. Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees

Pete’s Top 10

10. Santigold – Disparate Youth
9. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
8. Perfume Genius – Hood
7. Spring Standards – Only Skin
6. Django Django – Hail Bop
5. Atoms for Peace – Default
4. Grimes – Oblivion
3. Solange – Losing You
2. Alt-J – Breezeblocks
1. Hot Chip – Flutes

Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter – tweet us @PeteHatesMusic. Over 3.5 hours of music for you below!

Playlist of All 50 Songs

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