2012

Each year I make a new playlist from all the music I’ve gathered over the previous year. Recent years have been dominated by hip hop, but this year I discovered someone I hadn’t heard of through his first solo album: Jack White. I bought a lot of good albums — including the entire White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather catalogs — last year, but Blunderbuss was truly great. My 2012 playlist is peppered with snippets with from the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained soundtrack, which is also excellent and one of my favorite movies from last year.

  1. Six Shots Two Guns — Samuel L. Jackson | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  2. Which Side Are You On? — Ani Difranco | Which Side Are you On?
  3. Apple Of My Eye — Big Boi | Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
  4. Winged — James Russo | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  5. Early Roman Kings — Bob Dylan | Tempest
  6. Used To Rule The World — Bonnie Raitt | Slipstream
  7. Sneaky Schultz And The Demise Of Sharp — Don Straud | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  8. Whatever Happened To The Times — Bobby Womack | The Bravest Man In The Universe
  9. Land of Hope and Dreams — Bruce Springsteen | Wrecking Ball
  10. Black Gold — Esperanza Spalding | Radio Music Society
  11. Lost — Frank Ocean | Channel Orange
  12. Love Interruption — Jack White | Blunderbuss
  13. “In The Case Django, After You…” — Christoph Waltz | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  14. Who Did That to You? — John Legend | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  15. Something Like Olivia — John Mayer | Born and Raised
  16. Out On The Road — Norah Jones | Little Broken Hearts
  17. When Your Garden’s Overgrown — Paul Weller | Sonik Kicks
  18. Oh Marcello — Regina Spektor | What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
  19. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together — Taylor Swift | Red
  20. Cherish The Day — Lalah Hathaway | Black Radio
  21. Blak And Blu — Gary Clark Jr. | Blak And Blu
  22. Stephen The Poker Player — Samuel L. Jackson | Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack