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Songs: 2012 Part 5

by  |  December 21, 2012

At last, we’re at the end of a week long campaign to bring you the 75 songs, split into five collections of 15 songs each, that soundtracked the year for me.  There’s been a post a day this week from Monday to Friday (here’s short cuts to Monday’s post, Tuesday’s post, Wednesday’s post, and Thursday’s post), 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 5 link below.  I’ll be back with more regular posts on Wednesday, so here’s wishing you all the best of the season.  Enjoy!

 PART 5

Stars “The Theory of Relativity” • Japandroids “The House That Heaven Built” • Eight And A Half “Go Ego” • The Wilderness of Manitoba “Morning Sun” • Kathleen Edwards “Change the Sheets” • Breeze “Paradise (In A While)” • The Elwins “Stuck in the Middle” • Teen Violence “I Don’t Wanna Be Friends” • The Rest “Who Knows” • Zeus “Are You Gonna Waste My Time?” • Elk “Riverview” • Great Lake Swimmers “Easy Come Easy Go” • Young Galaxy “Youth is Wasted on the Young” • Gold & Youth “Time to Kill” • Purity Ring “Fineshrine”

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