The Signal - 1/8/13 playlist (Eric Coker's 2012 music in review)

by Chris Kocher from The Signal at 7:27 PM on 1·9·2013

[From 7-10 p.m. Tuesday]
Great to have Eric Coker, editor of Inside Binghamton University and musical omnivore, on the air with me to talk about his favorite tunes of 2012 and to look ahead a bit on 2013. He always has a thoughtful presentation (not like my usual slapdash affair!) and I definitely learned and enjoyed.

INTRO
Delta Spirit: “California”
Scissor Sisters: “Baby Come Home”
Good Old War: “Better Weather”

STORIES OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift: “Starlight”
Bruce Springsteen: “Death to My Hometown”
Owl City/Carly Rae Jepsen: “Good Time”

POP TAKEOVER
Walk the Moon: “Anna Sun”
Grouplove: “Tongue Tied”
Passion Pit: “Carried Away”

THE MUMFORD EFFECT
Mumford & Sons/Jerry Douglas: “The Boxer”
The Lumineers: “Stubborn Love”
The Avett Brothers: “Live and Die”

COMEBACKS OF THE YEAR
The Beach Boys: “Shelter”
Asia: “Al Gatto Nero”
The Wallflowers: “Reboot the Mission”

IN MEMORIUM
Donna Summer: “Love’s About to Change My Heart”
Robin Gibb/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “Don’t Cry Alone”

HOPEFULS FOR 2013
Olly Murs: “Troublemaker”
Paloma Faith: “Picking Up the Pieces”
Jake Bugg: “Two Fingers”

FINAL 2012 FAVORITES
The Shins: “Simple Song”
Ben Folds Five: “Old Being Frank”
JD McPherson: “North Side Gal” and “Scratching Circles”
The Dunwells: “Hand That Feeds” and “Blind Sighted Faith”

Tune in next Tuesday at 7 p.m., when I talk by phone with David Broyles of Oklahoma “nerd power groove rock” band Dr. Pants about the band’s final EPs in its ambitious project dubbed “The Trip.”

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