Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Best of Media 2012, Part II

There was a lot of worthwhile media released in 2012. Here are some I enjoyed the most (continued from Part I).

Best Music
  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do-Fiona Apple
  • Wrecking Ball-Bruce Springsteen
  • Babel-Mumford & Sons
  • Away From the World (deluxe edition)-Dave Matthews Band
  • Little Broken Hearts-Norah Jones
  • The Lumineers-The Lumineers
  • ¡UNO!-Green Day
  • Girl on Fire-Alicia Keys
  • Spirit Indestructible-Nelly Furtado
  • Graceland Box Set – Paul Simon (still remember listening to this amazing album for the first time while riding with my Uncle Jim and his family to camping in Michigan)

Best Books
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character-Paul Tough
  • The Fault in Our Stars-John Green
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness-Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman
  • How Music Works-David Byrne
  • Darth Vader and Son-Jeffrey Brown
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't-Nate Silver  
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden-Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer
  • What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite-David DiSalvo
  • That's My Girl: How a Father's Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter-Rick Johnson
  • What Your Childhood Memories Say about You . . . and What You Can Do about It-Kevin Leman

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