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Spinitron - KDHX: Bittersweet Melody Wed Dec 26th 2012

Bittersweet Melody (Music)

Wed Dec 26th 2012 5.00am–7.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central

5:02am

Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks” from My Head Is An Animal (Republic 2012N  —Starting my Top 25 of 2012 with Of Monsters and Men ...Buy it!

5:06am

Of Monsters and Men “Six Weeks” from My Head Is An Animal (Republic 2012N  —This Icelandic six piece band won the Iceland American Idol in 2010 and released their debut full-length in 2012.Buy it!

5:14am

Band of Horses “Slow Cruel Hands of Time” from Mirage Rock (Columbia 2012N  —Coming in at #24, from their 4th full-length released earlier this year. Not as much love from me as their first three albums but still a solid release.Buy it!

5:18am

Band of Horses “Electric Music” from Mirage Rock (Columbia 2012N Buy it!

5:22am

Alabama Shakes “HOLD ON” from Boys & Girls (ATO 2012N  —Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson and Heath Fogg make up Alabama Shakes who come in at #23 for the year. Probably much higher if their 2011 EP didn't have 4 of the best songs from this, their debut full-length.Buy it!

5:26am

Alabama Shakes “I Ain't the Same” from Boys & Girls (ATO 2012N Buy it!

5:30am

Sharon Van Etten “We Are Fine” from Tramp (Jagjaguwar 2012N  —At #22 comes this New Jersey singer/songwriter's third full-length album.Buy it!

5:34am

Sharon Van Etten “Serpents” from Tramp (Jagjaguwar 2012N Buy it!

5:38am

Regina Spektor “Small Town Moon” from What We Saw From the Cheap Seats (Sire Records 2012N  —Coming in at #21, the quirky, enigmatic Regina Spektor was born and raised in Moscow until the age of 9 when her family moved to NYC. Love the album, not so much the album cover.Buy it!

5:41am

Regina Spektor “All the Rowboats” from What We Saw From the Cheap Seats (Sire Records 2012N Buy it!

5:47am

Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012N  —At #20 comes Kelly Hogan from her first album in 11 years. She enlisted the help of friends like Andrew Bird, John Wesley Harding and the late Vic Chesnutt to write songs and is backed by a band featuring Booker T. This track is from Stephen Merritt.Buy it!

5:51am

Kelly Hogan “HAUNTED” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012N Buy it!

5:55am

First Aid Kit “NEW YEAR'S EVE” from The Lion's Roar (Wichita 2012N  —Coming in at #19, possibly the best Americana album of the year comes from the Swedish sister duo of Johanna and Klara Soderberg, aka First Aid Kit.Buy it!

5:58am

First Aid Kit “Emmylou” from The Lion's Roar (Wichita 2012N Buy it!

6:04am

Shoes “The Joke's On You” from Ignition (Black Vinyl 2012N  —#18 - Shoes release their first album in 17 years and don't miss a beat.Buy it!

6:07am

Shoes “Wrong Idea” from Ignition (Black Vinyl 2012N Buy it!

6:14am

Nude Beach “RADIO” from II (Other Music Recording Co. 2012N  —At #17 comes a late comer to the party. I didn't hear this album until about late November. May have been higher on my list if I'd have had more time with it.Buy it!

6:16am

Nude Beach “Some Kinda Love” from II (Other Music Recording Co. 2012N Buy it!

6:20am

Japandroids “Adrenaline Nightshift” from Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Records 2012N  —At #16 comes this whale of an album from this two-piece from Vancouver, CA.Buy it!

6:25am

Japandroids “The House That Heaven Built” from Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Records 2012N Buy it!

6:33am

Bob Mould “The Descent” from Silver Age (Merge 2012N  —The former member of Husker Du and leader of the 90's band Sugar put out a solo album this year, his most rocking since his days in Sugar. It comes in at #15.Buy it!

6:37am

Bob Mould “Angels Rearrange” from Silver Age (Merge 2012N Buy it!

6:41am

Graham Parker & The Rumour “Stop Cryin' About the Rain” from Three Chords Good (Primary Wave 2012N  —At #14 comes Graham Parker and the Rumour, their first album together in 32 years and you would never know it. Check out their scenes in the new movie, This is 40.Buy it!

6:45am

Graham Parker & The Rumour “Three Chords Good” (Primary Wave 2012N Buy it!

6:52am

Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” (Columbia 2012N  —At #13 Bruce gets to split his 2012 album between this week and next ... Bruce hasn't stopped trying to innovate even at 62.Buy it!

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.