Flashlite #202 – The Best Albums in 2012

Eamon McGrathIt’s the end of the 2012 and it’s time to sum things up. As usual, at this time of the year we reflect on the past months and put together a list of our favorite records. Today we will review the year by listing the best albums this year, or at least those that I think were the most exciting and that we featured in detail here at the Little Lighthouse. Those that followed our playlists and reviews will probably not be surprised with the top five. I will follow up with reviews for most of these albums in the days to come, and you can tell us what you think. This year, the title of the greatest album goes to the young Canadian singer songwriter Eamon McGrath who put together a deep, personal and fun album about his life in the wonderful land of Canada and his generation of young people living over there. The list is closely followed by Dan Stuart’s return The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings. Here’s the rest of the list.

01 Eamon McGrath – Young Canadians
02 Dan Stuart – The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings
03 Redd Kross – Researching the Blues
04 Natural Child – For the Love of the Game
05 Rich Hopkins and Luminarios – Buried Treasures
06 Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Grifter’s Hymnal
07 The Wandering – Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here
08 Golden Boys – Dirty Fingernails
09 Gentleman Jesse – Leaving Atlanta
10 Kevn Kinney – A Good Country Mile
11 Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill
12 Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – Sunday Run Me Over
13 Nude Beach – II
14 Forty Nineteens – No Expiration Date
15 Kevin Gordon – Gloryland
16 Ian Hunter And the Rant Band – When I’m President
17 Cheap Wine – Based On Lies
18 Jay Gonzalez – Mess of Happiness
19 Happy Thoughts
20 Smrts Have Friends and Visit Them at Night

Smrts – Traumeinsatz;
Happy Thoughts – Sweet Dirty Love;
Jay Gonzalez – Tension;
Cheap Wine – The Big Blow;
Ian Hunter and The Rant Band – Just The Way You Look Tonight;
Kevin Gordon – The One I Love;
Forty Nineteens – I’m The One;
Nude Beach – Some Kinda Love;
Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – Tank;
Neil Young And The Crazy Horse – Ramada Inn;
Kevn Kinney – Wild Dog Moon Pt. 2;
Gentleman Jesse – Word Gets Around;
The Golden Boys – Run Away;
The Wandering – Love Life And Money;
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Train Yard;
Rich Hopkins And Luminarius – Buried Treasure (It’s Not Out There);
Natural Child – Baby;
Redd Kross – Choose To Play;
Dan Stuart – Love So Rare;
Eamon McGrath – Signals;
Eamon McGrath – Great Lakes.

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