Monday, December 31, 2012

The Movies, Books, Theaters, Concerts, CDs Etc I Saw/Read In 2012

Updated December 31, 2012

MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES

1. Taste Of Cherry (1997) *** 1/2
2. Pina *** 1/2
3. The Descendants **
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy *** 1/2
5. The Iron Lady * 1/2 but Streep ***+
6. Cameraman: The Life and Work Of Jack Cardiff **
7. Downton Abbey Season Two * 1/2
8. All Creatures Great and Small Season Three ****
9. Contagion **
10. Force Of Evil (1949) ***
11. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale ** 1/2
12. Margin Call ***
13. Warrior ** 1/2
14. Travels With My Aunt (1972) *
15. The Crime Of Monsieur Lange (1936) ***
16. In Darkness ***
17. My Week With Marilyn **
18. Albert Nobbs ***
19. Shame *
20. A Dangerous Method *
21. A Separation *** 1/2
22. The Miners' Hymns ****
23. Rango ***
24. Carancho ***
25. Tuesday, After Christmas *** 1/2
26. Oscar Nominee Documentary Shorts
The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier Of The Civil Rights Movement * 1/2
God Is The Bigger Elvis ** 1/2
Incident In New Baghdad **
Saving Face ***
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom **
27. Oscar Nominee Animated Shorts
Dimanche/Sunday ***
Wild Life * 1/2
The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore ** 1/2
A Morning Stroll ***
La Luna ***
28. Oscar Nominee Live Action Shorts
The Shore * 1/2
Time Freak ** 1/2
Tuba Atlantic ** 1/2
Pentecost **
Raju ** 1/2
29. Game Of Thrones Season One ** 1/2
30. American Teacher ***
31. Downton Abbey Season Two * 1/2
32. The Future ** 1/2
33. Hesher ***
34. Bombay Beach *** 1/2
35. Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune ** 1/2
36. The Forgiveness Of Blood ***
37. Foreign Correspondent (1940) ***
38. I, Claudius (1976 miniseries) ****
39. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) ***/
40. Advise And Consent (1962) ***\
41. Chimes At Midnight (1965) ***
42. White Heat (1949) *** 1/2
43. Written On The Wind (1956) ***
44. Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) *** 1/2
45. Cavalcade ** 1/2 (1933)
46. Shock Corridor (1963) ***
47. Ugetsu (1953) *** 1/2
48. The Lorax **
49. Chronicle ***
50. John Carter (Of Mars) **
51. Game Of Thrones Season One ** 1/2
52. On The Bowery (1957) ***
53. Project Nim *** 1/2
54. Blithe Spirit (1945) **
55. Band Of Outsiders (1964) *** 1/2
56. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? **
57. The Hunger Games ** 1/2
58. Day Of Wrath (1943) *** 1/2
59. Scarlet Empress (1934) ***
60. Ordet (1955) *** 1/2
61. Letter Never Sent (1959) ***/
62. The Deep Blue Sea *** 1/2
63. The Tin Star (1957) ***
64. Titanic In 3-D (1997) **
65. Last Train From Gun Hill (1959) * 1/2
66. Indianapolis (1939) * 1/2
67. Umberto D (1952) ***
68. About Elly (2009) *** 1/2
69. Suddenly (1954) * 1/2
70. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1987) *** 1/2
71. The Right Stuff (1983) *** 1/2
72. On Borrowed Time (1939) * 1/2
73. Four Girls In White (1939) **
74. Rawhide (1951) ** 1/2
75. The Intouchables (2011) *
76. The Woman In Black ** 1/2
77. Battleship **
78. Stars In My Crown (1950) (Joel McCrae as preacher) ***
79. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930 sound version) ***
80. This Means War *
81. George Harrison: Living In The Material World **
82. Sherlock Jr. Season Two ** 1/2
83. Goon no stars
84. The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut *
85. Under African Skies (docu on making of Graceland) ***
86. Paul Simon: The African Concert ** 1/2
87. Private Romeo ***
88. The Dark Knight Rises **
89. The Count Of Monte Cristo (1934) ** 1/2
90. The Rescuers (1977) * 1/2
91. The Night Riders (1939 w John Wayne) * 1/2
92. Argo ***
93. Flight * 1/2
94. Chimpanzee ** 1/2
95. Marvel's The Avengers ***
96. The Amazing Spiderman ** 1/2 or ***
97. Lonesome (1928) *** 1/2
98. Magical Mystery Tour *
99. Yellow Submarine ***
100. Magic Mike **
101. Moonrise Kingdom *** 1/2
102. Beasts Of The Southern Wild *** 1/2
103. The Master *** 1/2
104. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) ***
105. To Catch A Thief (1955) * 1/2
106. Lincoln (2012) ** 1/2
107. Son Of Frankenstein (1939) ***
108. The Narrow Margin (1952) *** 1/2\
109. Flying Deuces (1939)  * 1/2
110. Anna Karenina (2012) **
111. Skyfall *** /
112. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) *
113. Rough Riders' Round-Up (1939) * 1/2
114. Green For Danger (1946) ***
115. Rust and Bone ***/
116. Les Miserables ** 1/2
117. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God ***/
118. The Law In These Parts *** 1/2
119. Homeland Season One *** 1/2
120. Hyde Park On Hudson * 1/2
121. Amour *** 1/2
122. Silver Linings Playbook ***
123. Holy Motors ** 1/2
124. The Gatekeepers *** 1/2
125. ParaNorman ***
126. Jesse James (1939) * 1/2
127. Made For Each Other (1938) ** 1/2
128. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3-D 48fps **
129. Conspiracy (1939) * 1/2
130. The Marshall Of Mesa City (1939) * 1/2
131. Tail Spin (1939) * 1/2
132. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2-D **
133. Jack Reacher ***\
134. Django Unchained *** 1/2
135. The Master (again) *** 1/2
136. The Lusty Men (1952) ***
137. How To Survive A Plague *** 1/2
138. I Vitelloni (1953) ***
139. Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) *** 1/2



BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS

1. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt ***
2. Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White ***
3. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle **
4. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel ***
5. Death Walks In Eastrepp by Francis Beeding ***
6. Lumious Airplanes by Paul La Farge ***/
7. The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen ** 1/2
8. Unterzakhn by Leela Corman **
9. The Child Who by Simon Lelic ***
10. Hinterland by Caroline Brothers ***
11. The Yard by Alex Grecian *** 1/2
12. The Alienist by Caleb Carr ***
13. On The Wings Of Heroes by Richard Peck *** 1/2
14. A Princess Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs *
15. The Gods Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs **
16. The Warlord Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs ** 1/2
17. Undefeated: America's Heroic Fight For Bataan and Corregidor by Bill Sloan ** 1/2
18. Stoner by John Williams ****
19. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt *** 1/2
20. The 500 by Matthew Quirk **
21. The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton ****
22. The Alienist by Caleb Carr ***\
23. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi **
24. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household ***
25. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky **
26. Traitor's Gate by Avi ** 1/2
27. Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins ***
28. 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
29. The Twelve Rooms Of The Nile by Enid Shomer ** 1/2
30. Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel *** 1/2
31. In One Person by John Irving **
32. A Million Heavens by John Brandon ***
33. The Case Of The Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall ***
34. Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr *** 1/2
35. The Case Of The Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall ***
36. The Kings Of Cool by Don Winslow ***
37. Savages by Don Winslow ***
38. The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall ***
39. Alif The Unseen by G. Willow Wilson ** 1/2
40. I Am Spartacus: Making A Film, Breaking The Blacklist by Kirk Douglas ***
41. Showdown At Shepherd's Bush by David Davis ***
42. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles R. Morris ***
43. Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale ** 1/2
44. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker **
45. The Panic of 1907 by Robert F. Bruner and Sean Carr ***
46. The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub *** 1/2
47. The Last Lion Winston Churchill Alone -- 1932-1940 by William Manchester ****
48. City Of Women by David R. Gillham ** 1/2
49. The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech ** 1/2
50. Bright Island by Mabel L. Robinson ***
51. Live By Night by Dennis Lehane ** 1/2
52. Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller **
53. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal **
54. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal **
55. Elsewhere: A Memoir by Richard Russo ** 1/2
56. The Malice Of Fortune by Michael Ennis **
57. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks *** 1/2
58. Garment Of Shadows by Laurie R. King ** 1/2
59. Making "Tootsie" by Susan Dworkin * 1/2
60. 38 Nooses by Scott W. Berg ***
61. John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk ***
62. Dead Cat Bounce by Nic Bennett ** 1/2
63. What's Left Of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles Volume One by Kat Zhang *** 1/2
64. A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks ***
65. In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin **
66. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: From Concept To Classic by Laurent Bouzereau ***
67. Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective by Richard Schickel ** 1/2
68. Never Mind by Edward St. Aubyn ***
69. The Devil In Silver by Victor LaValle
70. Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn ***
71. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers ***/
72. Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn *** 1/2
73. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan ***
74. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde *** 1/2
75. A Hologram For The King by Dave Eggers *** 1/2
76. Divergent by Veronica Roth **
77. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ***



THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS

1. It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later -- Daniel Kitson *** 1/2
2. Bob (show about Robert Wilson) *** 1/2
3. Wit w Cynthia Nixon **
4. de Kooning Exhibit at MOMA ***
5. How The World began * 1/2
6. Sontag: Reborn *
7. Goodbar at Public * 1/2
8. Super Night Shot at Public (Gob Squad) ** 1/2
9. Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History Of the Robot Wars ** 1/2
10. The Table (puppetry show at La MaMa) ** 1/2
11. Mission Drift * 1/2
12. Dedalus Lounge * 1/2
13. Leo (one-man circus act) ***
14. The Road To Mecca ** 1/2
15. Porgy and Bess (w Audra McDonald) *** 1/2
16. The Ugly One **
17. Ernani at Met w Angela Meade *** 1/2
18. Richard III at BAM w Kevin Spacey ***
19. Vivian Maier photo exhibit ***
20. Blood Knot at Signature **
21. Galileo w F. Murray Abraham **
22. Early Plays at St. Ann's (Eugene O'Neil) *
23. Songs From The Uproar **
24. Assistance (w Bobby Steggert) **
25. Carrie ** 1/2
26. Hurt Village at Sig ***
27. Painting Churches * 1/2
28. Tribes w Mare Winningham *** 1/2
29. The Lady From Dubuque at Sig w Jane Alexander ** 1/2
30. The Maids **
31. Damn Yankees at Papermill **
32. Once on Broadway ****
33. Death Of A Salesman w Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield ***
34. Broadway By The Year 1950 ** 1/2
35. No Place To Go by Ethan Lipton ** 1/2
36. Regrets * 1/2
37. Jesus Christ Superstar * 1/2
38. The Best Man ** 1/2
39. Now. Here. This. * 1/2
40. Newsies on Broadway ** 1/2
41. End Of The Rainbow *
42. Evita w Elena Roger * 1/2
43. Ninth and Joanie *
44. Clybourne Park *** 1/2
45. Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway ***
46. One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway ***
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (w Nicole Ari Parker) **
48. Nice Work If You Can Get It (w Matthew Broderick) **
49. Leap Of Faith (w Raul Esparza) **
50. The Lyons (w Linda Lavin) ** 1/2
51. Ghost: The Musical on Broadway * 1/2
52. A Midsummer Night's Dream (w Bebe Neuwirth) ** 1/2
53. Cock ** 1/2
54. My Children! My Africa! at Signature ***
55. Chimichangas and Zoloft *
56. Potted Potter in NYC *
57. Title And Deed at Signature ***
58. Once On This Island at Paper Mill Playhouse (w Syesha Mercado) ***
59. Storefront Church ** 1/2
60. Closer Than  Ever ***
61. Harvey w Jim Parsons *
62. As You Like It w Lily Rabe ****
63. The Tallest Man On Earth at Town Hall *** 1/2
64. 4000 Miles ***
65. Picture Incomplete (NYMF) **
66. Flambe Dreams (NYMF) **
67. Rio (NYMF) **
68. The Two Month Rule (NYMF) *
69. Trouble (NYMF) ** 1/2
70. Stealing Time (NYMF) **
71. Requiem For A Lost Girl (NYMF) ** 1/2
72. Re-Animator: The Musical (NYMF) ***
73. Baby Case (NYMF) ***
74. How Deep Is The Ocean? (NYMF) ** 1/2
75. Central Avenue Breakdown (NYMF) ***
76. Foreverman (NYMF) * 1/2
77. Swing State (NYMF) * 1/2
78. Stand Tall: A Rock Musical (NYMF) * 1/2
79. Living With Henry (NYMF) *
80. A Letter To Harvey Milk (NYMF) ** 1/2
81. The Last Smoker In America **
82. Gore Vidal's The Best Man (w new cast) ***
83. Into The Woods at Delacorte ** 1/2
84. Bring It On: The Musical **
85. Bullet For Adolf *
86. Summer Shorts Series B: Paul Rudnick, Neil LaBute, etc. **
87. Harrison, TX: Three Plays By Horton Foote ***
88. Dark Hollow: An Appalachian "Woyzeck" (FringeNYC) * 1/2
89. Pink Milk (FringeNYC)* 1/2
90. Who Murdered Love (FringeNYC) no stars
91. Storytime With Mr. Buttermen (FringeNYC) **
92. #MormonInChief (FringeNYC) **
93. An Interrogation Primer (FringeNYC) ***
94. An Evening With Kirk Douglas (FringeNYC) *
95. Sheherizade (FringeNYC) **
96. The Great Pie Robbery (FringeNYC) ** 1/2
97. Independents (FringeNYC) *** 1/2
98. The Dick and The Rose (FringeNYC) **
99. Magdalen (FringeNYC) ***
100. Bombsheltered (FringeNYC) ** 1/2
101. Paper Plane (FringeNYC) ** 1/2
102. Rated M For Murder (FringeNYC) ** 1/2
103. Mallory/Valerie (FringeNYC) *
104. Non-Equity: The Musical! (FringeNYC) *
105. Blanche: The Bittersweet Life Of A Prairie Dame (FringeNYC) *** 1/2
106. City Of Shadows (FringeNYC) ***
107. The Murder Of Crows: Janet Cardiff at the Armory ** 1/2
108. Forty Part Motet: Janet Cardiff at PS1 *** 1/2
109. Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking ***
110. Salamander Starts Over (FringeNYC) ***
111. Pieces (FringeNYC) *
112. The Train Driver at Signature***
113. Chaplin The Musical * 1/2
114. Detroit ** 1/2
115. Heartless at Signature **
116. Einstein On The Beach at BAM ****
117. Red-Handed Otter ** 1/2
118. Marry Me A Little **
119. An Enemy Of The People ** 1/2
120. The Old Man And The Old Moon *** 1/2
121. A Chorus Line at Papermill ***
122. Helen and Edgar ***
123. Grace w Paul Rudd * 1/2
124. Cyrano de Bergerac w Douglas Hodge **
125. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? w Tracy Letts and Amy Morton ***
126. Disgraced w Aasif Mandvi **
127. Annie ** 1/2
128. The Heiress w Jessica Chastain and David Strathairn **
129. Checkers w Anthony LaPaglia ** 1/2
130. Ivanov w Ethan Hawke ***
131. Golden Child at Signature ** 1/2
132. Giant at the Public *** 1/2
133. Scandalous * 1/2
134. Forever Dusty **
135. The Performers w Cheyanne Jackson **
136. The Piano Lesson at Signature *** 1/2
137. Un Ballo In Maschera at the Met *** 1/2 singing * for production so ** 1/2
138. A Christmas Story: Tbe Musical **
139. The Sound Of Music at Papermill ***
140. My Name Is Asher Lev w Ari Brand *** 1/2
141. Figaro (90210) staged reading ***
142. Golden Boy revival ** 1/2
143. A Civil War Christmas ** 1/2
144. Dead Accounts **
145. The Anarchist *
146. Glengarry Glen Ross w Al Pacino **
147. Bare **
148. The Mystery Of Edwin Drood ** 1/2
149. The Great God Pan ** 1/2
150. Mies Julie at St. Ann's Warehouse ***




CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (Only the CDs I've listened to thoroughly and with a strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't like more than once and don't think it's fair to rate on a cursory listen)

1. Ambrose Akinmusurie -- When The Heart Emerges Glistening *** 1/2
2. Amor De Dias -- Street of The Love Of Days **
3. Amy Winehouse -- Lioness: Hidden Treasures ***
4. Kami Thompson -- Love Lies **
5. Kate Bush -- 50 Words For Snow ** 1/2
6. Kinks -- Face To Face (mono) ***
7. Daughter -- His Young Heart ep ***
8. Meaghan Smith -- It Snows ***
9. Allie Moss -- Late Bloomer ** 1/2
10. Marc Broussard -- Marc Broussard *** 1/2
11. Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore ** 1/2
12. The Civil Wars -- Barton Hollow ***
13. Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Paper Airplane ***/
14. Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton -- Play the Blues *** 1/2
15. Lady GaGa -- Born This Way ***
16. M83 -- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming *** (esp "Une Historie")
17. Fountains Of Wayne -- Sky Full Of Holes ** 1/2
18. Gillian Welch -- The Harrow and The Harvest *** 1/2
19. Girls -- Father, Son, Holy Ghost ***/
20. Gregg Allman -- Low Country Blues ***
21. Houston Person -- So Nice ***/
22. james Blake -- James Blake ***
23. Jay-Z and Kanye West -- Watch the Throne *** 1/2
24. jeff Beam -- Venus Flying Trapeze ***
25. Jonathan Wilson -- Gentle Spirit ** 1/2
26. Johnny Sansone -- The Lord Is Waiting, The Devil Is Too **
27. Joseph Arthur -- Graduation Ceremony ** 1/2
28. The Iceage -- New Brigade **
29. The Isaacs -- Why Can't We * 1/2
30. Austra -- Feel It Break **
31. The Barr Brothers -- The Barr Brothers ***
32. Becca Stevens Band -- Weightless ** 1/2
33. Sons Of Fathers aka beck and Cauthen -- Sons Of Fathers ** 1/2
34. The Belle Brigade -- The Belle Brigade ** 1/2
35. Ben Howard -- Every Kingdom ***/
36. Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa -- Don't Explain *** 1/2
37. Betty Wright and The Roots -- The Movie ***
38. Booker T. Jones and The MGs -- The Road From Memphis ** 1/2
39. Brad Mehldau -- Modern Music *** 1/2
40. Branford Marsalis and Joey Caldarazzo -- Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy *** 1/2
41. Carolyn Wonderland -- Peace Meal ***
42. Charlie Parr -- Cheap Wine ***
43. Chris Bathgate -- Salt Year ***
44. Coldplay -- Mylo Xyloto **
45. Colin James -- Take It From The Top ** 1/2
46. Common -- The Dreamer, The Believer **
47. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- It's A Corporate World ***
48. Suzanne Vega -- Close-Up Vol. 3: State Of Being *** 1/2
49. Tinariwen -- Tassili *** 1/2
50. Wild Flag -- Wild Flag *** 1/2
51. Boubacar Traore -- Mali Denhou *** 1/2
52. Destroyer -- Kaputt ***
53. Real Estate -- Days*** 1/2
54. Tuneyards - Who Kills ** 1/2
55. Bombino -- Agadez ****
56. Bon Iver -- Bon Iver ***/
57. Laura Marling - A Creature I Should Know ***
58. Mike Bloom -- King Of Circles *** 1/2
59. Ry Cooder -- Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down ** 1/2
60. Kurt Vile -- Smoke Ring For My Halo **
61. The Rural Alberta Advantage -- Departing ** 1/2
62. Scattered Trees -- Sympathy ** 1/2
63. Simple Plan -- Get Your Heart On! ***
64. Sidi Toure -- Sahel Folk ** 1/2
65. The Smithereeens -- 2011 ***
66. Smith Westerns -- Dye It Blonde ** 1/2
67. Pat Metheny -- What's It All About **
68. Paul Burch -- Words Of Love: Songs Of Buddy Holly ***/
69. Pet Shop Boys -- The Most Incredible Thing **
70. Portugal The Man -- In The Mountain, In The Cloud ** 1/2
71. Rebirth Brass Band -- Rebirth Of New Orleans ***/
72. Robert Earl Keen -- Ready For Confetti ***
73. Rolling Stones -- Some Girls ****
74. Priscilla Ahn -- When You Grow Up ***/
75. Nick Lowe -- That Old Magic *** 1/2
76. Okkervil River -- I Am Very Far ** 1/2
77. Bruce Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball *** 1/2
78. Bap Kennedy -- The Sailor's Revenge **
79. Ben Kweller -- Go Fly A Kite ***/
80. The Doors -- LA Woman ***
81. Josh Ritter -- Bringing In The Darlings *** 1/2
82. Punch Brothers -- Who's Feeling Young Now? ***/
83. Ray Charles -- Singular Genius: The ABC Singles ****
84. Sinead O'Connor -- How About I Be Me And You Be You ***
85. The Tallest Man On Earth -- Shallow Grave ***
86. The Smiths -- Meat Is Murder *** 1/2
87. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth ** 1/2
88. Beau Brummels -- Bradley's Barns ***/
89. Karen Dalton -- 1966 **
90. Kathleen Edwards -- Voyageur **
91. Kellie Pickler -- 100 Proof **
92. Lamb Chop -- M ** 1/2
93. Mikal Cronin -- Mikal Cronin ***
94. The Magnetic Fields -- Love At The Bottom Of The Sea *** 1/2
95. Dry The River -- Shallow Bed **
96. Imani Uzuri -- The Gypsy Diaries **
97. Delicate Steve -- Positive Force **
98. I Am Dynamite -- Supermegafantastic ***
99. Nanci Griffith -- Intersection * 1/2
100. Branford Marsalis and Joey Caldarazzo -- Songs Of Mirth and Melancholy *** 1/2
101. Cory Chisel -- Old Believers *** (but several terrific tracks)
102. Donny Hathaway -- Live *** 1/2
103. Lana Del Rey -- Born To Die **
104. Leonard Cohen -- Old Ideas *** 1/2
105. Luciana Souza -- Book Of Chet **
106. Priscilla Ahn -- When You Grow Up ** 1/2
107. Peter Broderick -- Home **
108. Tim McGraw -- Emotional Traffic ** 1/2
109. Amadou and Mariam -- Folila ***
110. Bahamas -- Bar Chords **
111. Benny Goodman Orchestra with Anita O'Day -- Big Bands Live ***
112. Bombino -- Agadez ***/
113. Brendan James -- Hope In Transition ***
114. Ingram Hill -- Ingram Hill ***
115. Bob Dylan -- Tempest ***
116. Alabama Shakes -- Boys and Girls *** (great voice and sound but songs not equal to them)
117. Rumer -- Seasons Of My Soul *** 1/2
118. Iris Dement -- Sings The Delta *** 1/2
119. The Mavericks -- Suited Up And Ready EP *** 1/2
120. Willie Nelson -- Heroes ** 1/2
121. Peter Broderick -- These Walls Of Mine **
122. Passion Pit -- Gossamer ** 1/2
123. Frank Ocean -- Channel Orange *** 1/2
124. Little Big Town -- Tornado ***
125. Trick Pony -- Greatest Hits ***
126. Tracey Thorn -- Tinsel and Lights ***/
127. Bobby Womack -- The Bravest Man In The Universe ***
128. Mumford & Sons -- Babel *** 1/2
129. Ed Sheeran -- + *** 1/2
130. Lady Antebellum -- On This Winter's Night ** ("Silver Bells" a keeper)
131. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson -- Wreck And Ruin *** 1/2
132. Various Artists -- The Nebraska Sessions tribute via youtube Clubhouse Records UK1 *** 1/2
133. Bruno Mars -- Unorthodox Jukebox ***/
134. Jake Bugg -- Jake Bugg ***/
135. Kendrick Lamaar -- good kid, mA.A.d city *** 1/2
136. M. Ward -- A Wasteland Companion ***
137. Regina Spektor -- What We Saw From The Cheap Seats *** 1/2
138. Tame Impala - Lonerism *** 1/2
139. The Tallest Man On Earth -- There's No Leaving No *** 1/2
140. The Mavericks -- In Time (coming out Feb of 2013) *** 1/2
141. The Avett Brothers -- The Carpenter ***/
142. The Heavy -- The Glorious Dead ***
143. Sufjan Stevens -- Silver & Gold Vol. 6-10 *** 1/2
144. PigPen Theatre Co. -- Bremen *** 1/2
145. Neil Young -- Psychedelic Pill *** 1/2
146. Dwight Yoakum -- 3 Pears *** 1/2
147. Dustin Lynch -- Dustin Lynch ** 1/2
148. Carrie Underwood -- Blown Away ** 1/2
149. Bill Fay -- Life Is People ***
150. Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile -- Mid Air *** 1/2
151. The Beach Boys -- That's Why God Made The Radio ** 1/2 (+ a few lovely autumnal numbers)
152. Various Artists/Kanye West -- Good Music, Cruel Summer ***
153. Father John Misty -- Fear Fun ***/
154. Family Of The Year -- Loma Vista **/
155. Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten ** 1/2
156. Green Day - Uno! *** 1/2
157. Grimes -- Visions ** 1/2
158. Gary Clark Jr. -- Blak & Blu ** 1/2 (songwriting weak link)
159. George Harrison -- Early Takes Vol. 1 ***
160. Jason Aldean -- Night Train ***/
161. Taylor Swift -- Red ***
162. Bob Andrews -- Shotgun ***
163. Bryan Ferry -- The Jazz Age *** 1/2
164. Band Of Horses -- Mirage Rock ***/
165. Chris Smither -- Hundred Dollar Valentine *** 1/2
166. Best Coast -- The Only Place ***/
167. Killer Mike --R.A.P. Music  **
168. Meek Mill -- Dreamchasers 2 ***
169. Melody Gardot -- The Absence *** 1/2
170. Miguel -- Kaleidoscope ***/
171. Green Day -- Dos! *** 1/2
172. Green Day -- Tres ***
173. Grsnt-Lee Phillips -- Walking In The Green Corn ***/
174. Hospitality -- Hospitality **
175. The Darkness -- Hot Cakes ** 1/2
176. Hoots & Hellmouth -- Salt ** 1/2
177. Dirty Projectors -_ Swing Lo, Magellan ** 1/2
178. Azealia Banks -- 1991 EP *** 1/2
179. Adam Lambert -- Trespassing ** 1/2
180. Antibalas -- Antibalas *** 1/2
181 Annie and the Beekeepers -- My Bonneville ***
182. Scars On 45 -- Scars On 45 **
183. TobyMac -- Eye On It ***
184. One Direction -- Take Me Home ***
185. Brad Mehldau -- Ode *** 1/2
186. Elton John Vs. Pnau -- Good Morning To The Night ** 1/2
187. The Time Jumpers -- The Time Jumpers *** 1/2
188. Boo Hanks with Don Flemon -- Buffalo Junction *** 1/2



Updated December 31, 2012

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