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Songs: 2012 Part 3

by  |  December 19, 2012

The third installment of the songs that rocked my world in 2012 is definitely a charmer.  For those coming late to the party, here’s the deets: I’m giving you the 75 songs, split into five collections of 15 songs each, that soundtracked the year for me.  There will be a post a day this week from Monday to Friday (You can click back to Monday’s post to get the first part, and Tuesday’s post for part 2) , and you can collection them all to get a pretty awesome compilation that I think is a good summation of the last 12 months.  To download a .zip file with today’s set of music, click the Part 3 Link below.  Enjoy!

 PART 3

Couriers “You’ll Know Why/Movin’ On Up” •  John K. Samson “When I Write My Master’s Thesis” • Hannah Georgas “Enemies” • The Wooden Sky “Child of the Valley” • Dusted “(Into the) Atmosphere” • Apollo Ghosts “What Are Your Influences?” • D-Sisive “WhenWeDieWeDieTogether” • Crystal Castles “Plague” • Trust “Sulk” • Zachary Lucky “Back in the Fall” • Parlovr “Hold On to Something” • Gentleman Reg “Waiting Around For Gold” • Yukon Blonde “Stairway” • Kashka “This Machine” • Plants and Animals “Lightshow”
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