Mac’s Top Ten Tracks of 2012 – Primer

From beginning to end, 2012 has been an absolute mess with regards to any overarching narratives in the music business. So I’m taking a more personal spin with this list. Forget trying to quantify music in the terms of a fragmented, hemorrhaging industry, I’m just pointing out my favorite (not “best”) songs released within the year and telling you why.

For me, while 2011 was a year full of Pitchfork-approved indie music and folk (M83, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver had my top three album spots last year), 2012 was the year of hip-hop. Just bear that in mind while reading my choices for top songs and albums. Let’s start with #10…