By Chris Moore:
The BEST DEBUTS of 2012
Both of my favorite debuts this year weren’t true debuts, but rather they were solo debuts by artists well-established as the front men of bands: Jack White of the recently defunct White Stripes and Craig Finn of the Hold Steady, which is currently on hiatus. Neither topped my year-end best albums list, but both were exciting nonetheless and suggest much promise for future solo efforts.
Blunderbuss – Jack White
Clear Heart Full Eyes – Craig Finn