The Dozen: 2012’s 12 Best Tracks
It’s not over yet, but the following 12 tracks are the best way to see out the year. (Or is it actually 13 tracks?)
2012 has seen a few surprises – who could have predicted Gotye topping the charts and clubs for example, or that we’d see the first global Asian pop star-cum-horse jockey? I hope the following list features some nice surprises too, running the gamut as it does from grimester rap to K-pop, through to soundtrack scores and a bit of jungle acid. Stream the entire playlist here
The xx – Angels / The xx v. Four Tet – Angels
A song so good that even now there’s a tear in my eye. A song so good, even boremonster Four Tet couldn’t suck the life out of it whenst producing his equally fragile and intimate reworking [MV]. Thank you xx for creating this century’s Protection [MV], thank you.
Django Django – Default
Terrific Tetris pop from the only decent indie upstarts around in the UK at the moment. This jagged, sprightly number could soundtrack a breakfast of kindergarten champions with all its colour and energy. Gogo Django!
Jesse Ware – Sweet Talk
Perfect song for Sunday drives, or summer lovin’. One of Britain’s best new talents, and of course it’s another woman – tell me, which untalented rock have we guys all crawled under, hey?
Good work on the front page graphic made up for this :)
Addendum: This *needs* to be added – Katy B and Jessie Ware, with a song named after Aaliyah (RIP)
What a bomb!