Top 50 songs of 2012: 10 to 1

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10. Buke & Gase – Misshaping Introduction

Buke & Gase have more potential than any act I’ve heard all year. Their last album was startling, if not quite classic; their next should dispel all doubts.


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First impressions: Breton – Other People’s Problems

I’m going to have to hear this a fair few times before I can really pin it down, but while it’s not a perfect album, it’s pretty remarkable nonetheless. I couldn’t even say what genre it is. Indie? Dance? OK, you know how people were going on about MGMT a year or two ago? I always thought they had a great sound but lousy songs – they just didn’t have much of a sense of structure which meant those delicious hooks got lost in the execution. This suffers no such fate. Interference is one of the most absurdly infectious songs I’ve heard in ages, and I’ve been hearing a lot of catchy songs lately.  Continue reading