Top-50 Albums of 2012

It’s been another year, y’all! So here are my favorite albums from this past year! It’s been fun doing reviews for you on the regular, and I plan to continue into 2013. Thanks for liking, commenting, watching, and believing.

Here is a YouTube playlist of music from these 50 albums.

Top-50 Singles of 2012

Here is a YouTube playlist of all the songs that made this list.

Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

On her first album in seven years, singer-songwriter Fiona refines her usual style into something simpler, but emotionally potent.

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Fiona Apple- “Every Single Night”

Visuals for the new Fiona Apple track “Every Single Night,” and they’re pretty disorienting, cutting between a series of strange situations involving Fiona in a hula outfit, Fiona covered in snails, and Fiona walking furiously within the vicinity of a giant squid monster. Gotta see it to believe it.

Her new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, is dropping officially tomorrow via Epic Records.

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Fiona Apple- “Werewolf”

Another stellar track from Fiona Apple’s forthcoming album, the Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. It’s officially dropping in about two weeks, and I’m psyched. Especially if I can expect dark lyricism, emotive vocals, and dramatically performed instrumentation like this!

Fiona Apple- “Every Single Night” (Loved)

Fiona Apple drops a new track and announce a new album on the way in June via Epic Records, and the only thing harder to believe than this song is the title of the album it’s from: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Fiona’s vocal delivery is as schizophrenic as usual, and the music backing it up is enchanting. The sparse chords keeping tempo are a nice stage for Fiona’s voice, and the escalating vocals on the refrain are catchy as hell. Stream the track via the widget above, and scope the single art below: