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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14.) Dope Body, "Lazy Slave"( Raiders545's YouTube page )
Renowned for its wonderfully chaotic live sets, Dope Body slowed things down on its 2012 album, "Natural History." This is dirty, sludge-filled noise that uses grunts, echoing guitars and crashing drums in equal measures, all in the name of patient destruction.