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My Favorite Albums of 2012

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  • Lord Huron is the new Bon Iver. There’s nothing quite as catchy as “Skinny Love” on Lonesome Dreams, but the songs are consistently better.

  • The genius of the Raveonettes is to combine the influences of a 1950s sock hop with 1980s Goth rock. Observator is dark and lovely.

  • If you like Mumford & Sons (and you should), check out Inheritance, a four-song EP by the Last Bison, and try to track down a full-length album called Quill, which is suddenly hard to find.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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