2012's Top 20 songs from Baltimore artists [Pictures & Videos]
It's easy to forget, but Baltimore's beyond-diverse music scene makes other cities jealous. For such a relatively small, tight-knit community, it constantly evolves and reinvents itself with fresh music and voices each year.
Our artists, even the "cool" ones, are mostly outliers, crafting the music they want to hear first and hoping everyone else likes it later. As this list of the 20 best songs from local musicians suggests, it's a fruitful process. Consider it a reminder that we're spoiled as fans. -- Wesley Case | @midnightsunblog
Also see: 5 promising Baltimore rappers | Baltimore album reviews
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17.) Horse Lords, "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?"( Handout )
This 21-minute track was the second half to Horse Lords' debut album, and it proved the all-instrumental quartet had plenty of tricks (including the ability to smoothly change tempos when least expected) to keep listeners guessing. Stream the song here.