Review Of 2012: Martin's Picks.

Posted Tuesday 18th December, 2012 by Martin Jowers

1.) What are your favourite albums of 2012?

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Calvin Harris - 18 Months

Tame Impala - Lonerism

Action Bronson - Tame Chandeliers

The XX - Angels

Mystery Jets - Radlands

 

2.) What are your favourite songs of 2012?

Usher - Climax

Knife Party - Centipede 

Coldplay - Charlie Brown 

The XX - Angel

Justice - New Lands

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

 

3.) What were your favourite live performances of 2012?

It's been a vintage year. The best one has to be Paul Simon in Hyde Park - stood in just the right place surrounded by people who were all there because their parents had the tape in the car when they were children, proving just how important formative music is. Incredible performances from many many skilled musicians. Also, Coldplay (I don't care what you think) were incredible at the Emirates and I went twice. The wristband experience was just incredible. My other favourite was NAS at XOYO. A proper hip hop gig - just him, a mic, and Illmatic. Also, Frank Ocean at Lollapalooza was pretty amazing. So were Die Antwoord there come to think of it.

 

4.) Who are your favourite band of 2012?

Coldplay

 

5.) Who is your favourite solo artist of 2012?

Frank Ocean

 

6.) What are your favourite compilations / re-issues / live albums / mixes released in 2012?

 Beyonce Live

 

7.) Who is your favourite new band or artist to emerge in 2012?

Carly Rae Jepsen

 

8.) What is your favourite album cover of 2012?

 Don't have one.

 

9.) What is your musical disappointment of 2012?

Blur playing through an ipod headphone in Hyde Park.

 

10.) What is the worst album you heard in 2012? 

The Muse one. Pure stink.