In no particular order, here are my ten favorite songs by some of my favorite bands for this year already. Most of these were released in late 2011 or in 2012. Mostly new music, but I love to re-discover the best of before, like Lynda Kay, Will Scott, The Bellamy Brothers, Rodriguez. In listening to the new it’s a nice chance to revisit earlier releases and side projects by Beach House, Florence + the Machine, Deer Tick, Handsome Furs, etc. By no means is this list finished.