Dos mil doce: El año en que tampoco se acabó el mundo

El 2012 fue de esos años que no fueron ni buenos ni malos. “Pudo haber sido mejor, pero también pudo haber sido mucho peor”, oí por ahí. No se acabó el mundo, pero tampoco quedó gran cosa. Solo quedaron canciones que dan cuenta de la esquizofrenia del año.

Rock adolescente, pop polémico y feliz y canciones de autoayuda, rabia y dolor escritas por mujeres tristes. Palabras de Leonard Cohen, pasos de baile de David Byrne, Fiona muchos años después y Jack White siendo Jack White. Canciones de Navidad on crack y algo de Fleetwood Mac con un toque Fanta. Muchos grupos nuevos que no son y Sharon Van Etten.*

1. Who – St. Vincent y David Byrne
With a graceful montion she sat down slowly, drank a cup of coffee and she’ll fold the laundry…

2. Love Interruption – Jack White
I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab a hold of me and fight me, leave me dying on the ground.

3. Give Out – Sharon Van Etten
You’re the reason why I’ll move to the city. You’re why I’ll need to leave.

4. Anything We Want – Fiona Apple
And I kept touching my neck to guide your eye to where I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone.

5. Dissolve Me – Alt J
She makes the sound, the sound the sea makes to calm me down. She makes the sound, the sound the sea makes, I am tired now.

6. Spaghetti – The Wave Pictures
Wild hair tumbling from the center of your skull like spaghetti, I knew them that you’d never forget me…

7. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
I know that you think you sound silly when you call my name, but I hear it inside my head all day…

8. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings – Father John Misty
We should let this dead guy sleep…

9. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Before you came into my life I missed you so bad…

10. The House That Heaven Built – Japandroids
And if they try to slow you down, tell ‘em all to go to hell…

11. The Love You Love – The Walkmen
Don’t trust the facts, trust the fiction…

12. Nothin’ But Time – Cat Power
You ain’t got nothing but time and it ain’t got nothing on you.

13. El puñal – La derecha
Solo falta cruzar unas pocas calles, un montón de cables…

14. Simple Song – The Shins
And you feel like an ocean, being warmed by the sun.

15. Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
That was the year I knew the panic was over.

16. Storms – Best Coast (Cover de Fleetwood Mac)
But never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm…

17. The John Wayne – Little Green Cars
And when I asked you your name you said John Wayne, and I guess it’s true ‘coz then you shot me down, doubled over and I hit the ground right in front of you…

18. Leak at the Disco – Baxter Dury
But Katie you’ve lost your smile…

19. Baby Get Worse – Divine Fits
My heart was beating in, in and out of time…

20. Christmas Unicorn – Sufjan Stevens
I’m a mythical mess with a treasury chest, I’m a construct of your mind.

21. Laura – Bat for Lashes
Uh, Laura you’re more than a superstar, you’re the train that crashed my heart.

Bonus tracks. Dos canciones que son de discos que saldrán en febrero del 2013:

*Disclaimer: Frank Ocean no entra en la lista porque el disco es indivisible; es
perfecto en conjunto. Y Leonard Cohen es solo para mí.

Ene 2, 2013