Got To Have Rock & Roll

Here are my 12 favourite albums of 2012 (so far). You can check out some older covers from nine of those acts below. Click on the images above to make them larger and click on an artist’s name below to go to their website. The final dozen (in no particular order):

Cat PowerSun
RumerBoys Don’t Cry
Diana KrallGlad Rag Doll
Aimee MannCharmer
Alabama ShakesGirls & Boys
Heartless BastardsArrow
DexysOne Day I’m Going to Soar
The LumineersThe Lumineers
Bob DylanTempest
Richard HawleyStanding at the Sky’s Edge
Bill FayLife is People
The Avett BrothersThe Carpenter


Reason to Believe (Bruce Springsteen cover) – Aimee Mann & Michael Penn

Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen cover) – The Avett Brothers

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover) – The Heartless Bastards

He Was a Friend of Mine (Bob Dylan cover) – Cat Power

Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie cover) – Bob Dylan

The Heart of Saturday Night (Tom Waits cover) – Diana Krall

I’m Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail (Davis & Taylor cover) – Richard Hawley

Jesus, Etc. (Wilco cover) – Bill Fay

Welcome Back (John Sebastian cover) – Rumer

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