Mr. M by Lambchop has yet to be replaced as my favorite album of 2012.
Kurt Wagner has this amazing ability to dole out perfect bite sized morsels of loneliness and sadness. His voice echoes in the dark hallways of your past, the moments when you were utterly crushed and just needed a helping hand to make it through and let you know you aren't alone. Through an album of amazing songs like 2B2 you can revisit that pain and find the beauty in it without having to throw your world into turmoil and miss mortgage payments because getting drunk for 3 months to forget.
2B2 is gorgeous and aches for a connection either lost, imagined or just far away. Lambchop makes music that has brings you to the edge of a breakdown and it is glorious.