Hi. This stellar disco album slipped under my radar when it was released in Europe last year. Now it has recently been released and added for US listeners and this time I found it. Enjoy Breakbot!

(Version for GB and IE here and France here.)


Breakbot – By Your Side

Hi. The fine debut album by Kopecky Family Band was released in most places last year, in other places this week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

Kopecky Family Band

Kopecky Family Band – Kids Raising Kids

Lambchop – Mr. M


Hi there. This sweet, quiet album by Lambchop, relased in 2012 for most users, was recently added for the remaining Spotify listeners. Genre: alt-country. Read this review and enjoy!

(Version for GB and IE here and US version here.)

(Version for France here and AT, CH, DE here.)


Lambchop – Mr. M

Madteo – Noi No


Evening. It’s time for one of those rare late night Spotinews blog posts. This intense, dark electronic album is from 2012. Read a very positive review and enjoy Madteo!


Madteo – Noi No

Hi. This fine folk album by The Staves was released in some places last year and in other places this week. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

The Staves

The Staves – Dead & Born & Grown

Chaos Chaos – S


Good evening. This new* EP by Chaos Chaos is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: pop. Enjoy!

(*It was released in the US last year.)

Chaos Chaos

Chaos Chaos – S

Hello there. This charming album by Ases Falsos, released in South America last year, was on my list of missing new albums. However, I forgot to check my list for some weeks and today I noticed that it had been added*. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy!

(Genre: pop.)

(*It looks like a new digital release for January, 2013, but I consider it a 2012 album as well.)

(One review here.)

Ases Falsos

Ases Falsos – Juventud Americana

Hi. This explosive, terrific album by Parquet Courts is recommended listening. Genre: garage rock/post-punk. Enjoy!

(Read a bunch of positive reviews here.)

(Note: I decided to label this as both 2012 and 2013 since it was first released last year, then released again this week.)

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes this critically acclaimed album by Young Smoke. It was released back in September of last year and the genre is experimental electronic. Enjoy!

Young Smoke

Young Smoke – Space Zone

Hi there. This catchy album by Bomba Estéro is a perfect match* for my 2012 Mega Project. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy!

(*It was released back in November of 2012.)

(Version for BE and NL here.)

Bomba Estéro

Bomba Estéro – Elegancia Tropical

Good evening. Since this is a bad week in terms of new releases, here is an electronic goodie for my 2012 Mega Project. Enjoy Gudrun Gut!

Gudrun Gut

Gudrun Gut – Wildlife

Hey. This epic black metal album by Xanthochroid was added to Spotify a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

(Note: I’ve been waiting for a Spotify update for some hours, but nothing so far. Now it will have to wait until tomorrow.)

(Note #2: When you read the band name and then the album title you know this isn’t going to be an indie pop release.)


Xanthochroid – Blessed He With Boils

Hi. For this 2012 Mega Project blog post I decided to go with a jazz album from March of last year. Read some positive reviews and enjoy Esperanza Spalding!

(US version here.)

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society

Howdy folks. The charming debut album by pop singer-songwriter Noonie Bao is a natural fit for my 2012 Mega Project. Enjoy!

(Version for BE here. Version for AT, AU, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, IE, NL and the US here.)

Noonie Bao

Noonie Bao – I Am Noonie Bao

Hello. The 2012 Mega Project continues with this fine album by Klaus & Kinski. Genre: dream/indie pop. Good stuff. Enjoy!

Klaus & Kinski

Klaus & Kinski – Herreros Y Fatigas

Hey. This intense EP by folk-pop duo Har-Di-Har was released and added to Spotify last month. Enjoy!


Har-Di-Har – Feudal Kind EP

Evening friends. The latest album by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, the fourth and final part of her Close-Up series”, was added to Spotify some months back. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega – Close Up, Vol. 4, Songs of Family

Good evening. The first blog post of the new year is another part of my 2012 Mega Project. Read this review and enjoy Sleep Party People!

(Genre: experimental/ambient/electronic)

(Danish version here and US version here.)

Sleep Party People

Sleep Party People – We Were Drifting On A Sad Song

Hey. It’s the last day of 2012 and here is a post with the 10 most popular albums of 2012 in terms of clicks from the Spotinews readers (including albums released before this year). See you next year and enjoy!

(Note #1: Some familiar albums, but also a few surprises!)

(Note #2: I won’t do a Top Tracks of 2012, but most of my favourites are available in my Top 40 Albums of 2012 playlist.)

(Note #3: Check out Spotinews 065!)

Django DjangoThe Weather StationChairliftAmelia WhiteAvi BuffaloBear in HeavenAlcestDisappearsMusetteTenniscoats

10. Django Django – Django Django
09. The Weather Station – All Of It Was Mine
08. Chairlift – Something
07. Amelia White – Beautiful and Wild
06. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
05. Bear in Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
04. Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme
03. Disappears – Pre Language
02. Musette – Drape Me in Velvet
01. Tenniscoats – Papa’s Ear

Morning. It’s time for another part of my 2012 Mega Project. This fine album by Cheval Sombre was released and added to Spotify for most users exactly two months ago. Genre: pop. Enjoy!

(One review here.)

(Version for AT, CH and DE here.)

Cheval Sombre

Cheval Sombre – Mad Love


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