The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
In the past few days, Uncut, Mojo, and Paste have released their Album of the Year lists, and AllMusic is dropping theirs throughout the week. Some quick analysis shows that it's pretty obvious what the #1 record of the year is going to be for a lot of publications...
Fionna Apple's new album 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do' releases June 19th, but NPR has the whole thing streaming this week on First Listen. In addition Apple has just released the video for the album's first single, "Every Single Night".
Fionna Apple's eagerly awaited new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do releases June 19th. Apple played “Anything We Want” at SXSW, but now a stream of the studio version is available as an album preview.