The theme is my favorite songs from 2012.
Pig Destroyer, “The Bug” (Book Burner, Relapse)
Baroness, “Take My Bones Away” (Yellow & Green, Relapse)
Propagandhi, “Cognitive Suicide” (Failed States, Epitaph)
Cursive, “The Cat and Mouse” (I Am Gemini, Saddle Creek)
Bob Mould, “The Descent” (Silver Age, Merge)
Dinosaur Jr., “Watch the Corners” (I Bet on Sky, Jagjaguwar)
Black Breath, “Sentenced to Life” (Sentenced to Life, Southern Lord)
Burning Love, “Superstitious Friend” (Rotten Thing to Say, Southern Lord)
Converge, “Trespasses” (All We Love We Leave Behind, Epitaph)
Merchandise, “Become What You Are” (Children of Desire, Katorga Works)
That cat is not in rigor mortis—that’s how it sleeps.