Top 50 songs of 2012: 30-21

snapline

In no particular order …

30. Snapline – She

Hypnotic motorik from the Carsick Cars side-project from China.


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29. DJ Food – Prey

JG Thirlwell lends his Brooklyn growl to this perky breakbeat-laden electronica, but it’s the 60s-style ba-ba-baahs that really make it.


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28. Knifeworld – Clairvoyant Fortnight

The Cardiacs/Monsoon Bassoon racket-eers make their own peculiar nonsense sound an awful lot like radio-friendly pop.


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27. Nicola Roberts – Yo-Yo

The one with the talent from Girls Aloud surprised fans and critics by eschewing the tired David Guetta route and making something that was actually any good.


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26. The Star Wars That I Used To Know

You can’t just pretend this never happened.


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25. Zola Jesus – Seekir

JG Thirlwell rescored a set of Zola Jesus tracks which they performed with Mivos Quartet at the Guggenheim Museum back in May.


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24. Philip Glass – NYC: 73-78 (Beck Rework)

Bloody brilliant contribution to Glass’s collection of remixes by various trendy types.


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23. Joseph Mulhollen – Garbage

I wasn’t sure whether to put Patrick Wolf here, but since I vastly prefer the original Overture to this year’s acoustic take, you get the silly-haired beardy one instead.


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22. Bat For Lashes – Laura

I’m restricting myself to two songs from The Haunted Man, so I’ll go with this soul-shredding, searing, painfully intimate ballad that makes me finally understand why people have ever listened to ballads. I have something in my eye. *sniff*


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21. Chairlift – Met Before

Really simple guitar pop, simply done well. Euphoric and infectious with sparkling production.

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