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The Albums We Missed This Year

November 27th, 2012

Episode 428 of 797 episodes

With the year rapidly winding down, the NPR Music team has been haggling over which albums and songs to include on our various best-of lists. It turns out there was a lot of music released in 2012, and while we do our best to feature much of it on All Songs Considered, we're really able to share only the tiniest fraction of what's out there. So before it's too late, we thought we'd take a moment to pause and check out some of the albums we missed. To help us out, we've got Sami Yenigun, Otis Hart, Lars Gotrich, Frannie Kelley and Anastasia Tsioulcas of the NPR Music team on hand to share their own favorites that never made it on the show. It's a pretty broad mix, from classical composer John Adams and Ethiopian jazz pianist Samuel Yirga, to electronic artist Acid Pauli, the doom metal group Pallbearer, rapper Kendrick Lamar and more.Songs Featured On The ShowMatthew Dear • Artist: Matthew Dear • Album: Beams • Song: Ahead Of MyselfAcid Pauli • Artist: Acid Pauli • Album: Mst • Song: La Voz Tan TiernaKelan Philip Cohran/The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble • Artist: Kelan Philip Cohran/The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble • Album: Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble • Song: SpinSamuel Yirga • Artist: Samuel Yirga • Album: Guzo • Song: Abet Abet [Punt Mix]John Adams • Artist: John Adams • Album: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine • Song: Short Ride in a Fast machine, fanfare for orchestraKendrick Lamar • Artist: Kendrick Lamar • Album: Good Kid M.A.A.D. City • Song: Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version] [Version]Advisory: This song contains profanity.Waxahatchee • Artist: Waxahatchee • Album: American Weekend • Song: Be GoodPallbearer • Artist: Pallbearer • Album: Sorrow and Extinction • Song: The Legend

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