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My Top 100 of 2012

by Seth Colter Walls

My Top 100 of 2012


About this playlist

Here is one more playlist for the holidays, just for insurance's sake. Let's say you're on a boring road trip or a plane or you're in argumentative battle with a relative who's saying "they don't make [insert genre] music like they used to anymore." In any or all of those cases, I present to you my favorite 100 tracks of the year, from all genres. It can help you pass the stray half hour (as with Esa-Pekka Salonen's killer new violin concerto), or confirm that R&B is still a place for innovation (see Miguel, Dawn Richard or Calvin Harris), or prove that the same person can enjoy country music, hip-hop and the latest jazz bangers all at once. Oh, you don't think jazz does bangers? Please go straight to Pete Rock's remix of a Robert Glasper track that features Yasiin Bey.