MATT CORBY was the best newcomer of the year. His song ‘Brother’ was ticking around in Australia last year but became international this year with the release of the Into the Flame EP. He followed that with 2 more EP’s which made me agonize of which song to choose as his best of the year. ‘Made of Stone’ and ‘Take All of Me’ were eventually forsaken in lieu of ‘Brother’.
EDWARD SHARPE continues to impress. Fab new album and the first two videos are magical (you can view ‘Man on Fire’ below but you have to find ‘Child’ too). TIM PEPPER depresses me – not him but the fact that he isn’t famous yet. ‘Hard as Hell’ is only a demo but the song structure and superb lyrics shine through anyway. This is one of the best he’s done.
My 13 Best Soft Rock Songs of 2012
01 MATT CORBY Brother
02 EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES Man on Fire
03 TIM PEPPER Hard As Hell
04 FIRST AID KIT Blue
05 MOUNT MORIAH Lament
07 TOMMY MILLER & JUSTINE DORSEY Settle Down (No Doubt cover)
08 KING CREOSOTE Jon Hopkins – Third Swan
09 ACTIVE CHILD Johnny Belinda
10 PATRICK WATSON Lighthouse
11 WALKMEN,THE Can’t Be Beat
11 BENJAMIN FRANCIS Leftwich in the Open
12 GASLIGHT ANTHEM,THE National Anthem
13 BRENDON BENSON (RACONTEURS) Bad For Me
Watch them below:
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