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Thu, Dec 27, 2012 7:07 pm

2012 has been a good year for music; perhaps not as great compared to others, but good. 

I have been looking through my CD collection and past Radio Free Athens set lists to see if there are any recordings that have blown my mind to the point where I haven't been able to get them out of my CD player.

I can't point to any one disc that has achieved that status, but that's not to say that there weren't any albums I've liked; there were plenty.

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Ah, the year-end round up, where I get to grumble about there being nothing worth listening to. 

Wait a minute. Reviewing my list, this just happened to be one of the best years in recent memory! This can’t be! What about my gruff reputation? Maybe the Mayans were right (they weren’t). 

Here we go!

Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:13 am

Stuart's Opera House linchpin and Athens musician Brian Koscho shares his top music picks of 2012, including releases by Woods, Ty Segall and Dirty Three.

Wed, Dec 26, 2012 6:30 am

Donkey Coffee owner and Athens musician Chris Pyle shares his top music picks of 2012, including releases by Jack White, Beach House, Rumer and Rodriguez.

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 4:14 am

WOUB Music Director and Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg shares his top album picks for 2012, including releases by Dr. John, Lee Ranaldo, Aimee Mann and Sharon Van Etten.

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 11:38 pm

This year, Southeast Engine front man Adam Remnant looked back to singer-songwriters of the 1970s for inspiration, including Judee Sill, Warren Zevon and Chris Smither.

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 12:01 am

Ohio University Assistant Professor and veteran record producer Eddie Ashworth shares his top music picks of 2012, including releases by Bob Mould, Tame Impala, Graham Parker and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Tue, Dec 18, 2012 9:26 am


WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with Parkersburg, W.Va., singer-songwriter Todd Burge about his new album, Building Characters, and the inspiration for his unique songs.