The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #46 - Michael The Blind

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Michael The Blind

WHAT: Are's & Els

WHEN: June 2012

WHERE: Alder Street Records

WHY: Rowdy, rich pop with wit and more than a little bite. The vocals are delivered with frenzied impatience, almost out of breath at times, and contribute to the record's quick pulse. I also hear a smidge of Stipe in them there vocals. Are's & Els is a big ball of energy, and it improves with each and every listen. 

MY JAMS: "Who Is She" "Have It Out" 


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