The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #39 - The Maccabees

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: The Maccabees

WHAT: Given To the Wild

WHEN: April 2012

WHERE: Fiction/Cooperative

WHY: I haven't listened to The Maccabees in many a year, and my how they've grown! They've come far, from cheeky indie scamps with heaps of promise to seasoned and polished professionals. This latest music outpouring is lush and positively alive with all manner of beautiful noise. Named for one of those secret societies, if you've not yet listened to them, don't let The Maccabees stay in the dark for long.   

MY JAMS: "Ayla" "Heave" "Went Away"


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