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Favorite Reissues, Compilations and Ep's of 2012

I had planned on getting this one up earlier in the week, but time has not permitted this until today.  After putting so much time into my "Favorite Albums of 2012" list with barely any comments or feedback, I have decided to scale back this post to feature a numbered list of my favorite compilations, reissues, box sets and ep's from 2012 without descriptions. Most of these records will speak for themselves, but if you want to know anything further about them, drop me a line in the comments.

Favorite Compilations of 2012

1) Country Funk- 1969-1975 ( Light in the Attic)
2) Firehose-lowFLOWs: The Columbia Anthology (91-93) (Columbia)
3) Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years- Singles, Nudes & Backsides 1968-71 (Light in the Attic)
4) The Funkees - Dancing Time The Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (Soundway)
5) Time to Go- The Southern Psychedelic Moment:1981-1986 ( Flying Nun Records)
6) Put No Blame on the Master, Jamaican Gospel Vol.2 (Social Music Record…

Favorite Albums of 2012

Once again, it's that time of year where I set my stacks of  wax aside to make way for albums released throughout the current year.  As usual, my perfectionistic tendencies have prevented me from completing this list earlier in December, but I think the regular readers of Eclectic Grooves will find plenty on this list to satisfy their daily musical cravings.

Thanks to a couple blog resources (who shall remain nameless to protect their identity from the RIAA) I have been exposed to more new music in 2012 than in any previous year. While I didn't have to scramble at the last minute to discover the music released throughout the year, I still found myself rifling through the never-ending "Best of 2012 " lists for music that I may have missed through my virtual digging expeditions. For the most part, I found these lists to cater towards a mainstream listening demographic, but there were a few exceptions to the rule. Ty Segall, Flying Lotus, The Swans and Tame Impala were…