Boston Globe TV and pop music critic Sarah Rodman joined forces with WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick III for a combined list of the best new music. The two joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio.
Sarah Rodman's list:
- Julie Roberts, "He Made A Woman Out of Me," from the album Good Wine and Bad Decisions.
- Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong, "Lightning Express," from the Every Brothers tribute album, Foreverly.
- Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, "They Don't Know," from the covers album Under the Covers, Vol. 3.
- Butch Walker, "Coming Home," from the EP Peachtree Battle.
Edgar B. Herwick III's list:
- Cate le Bon, "I Think I Knew," from the album Mug Museum.
- Arcade Fire, "Reflektor," from the album of the same name.
- Jake Bugg, "There's a Beast and We All Feed It," from the album Shangri La.
- Kevin Morby, "Wild Side (Oh the Places You'll Go)," from the album Harlem River.
Edgar's honorable mentions: