Top 50 songs of 2012: 50-41

cherry thing

Another one of those obligatory lists. We’ll have to call this “in no particular order” (though the number one spot is thoroughly deserved) …

50. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Accordion

This jazz covers album wasn’t some vague grab for “credibility” by a worn-out has-been: Don Cherry’s daughter’s credentials run blood deep. Neneh has a warm, rich voice that lends itself well to the fuzzy double bass and scratchy violins.  Continue reading

22 Great albums you might have missed in 2012

of montreal paralytic stalks

I’ve just stumbled across this link at Buzzfeed, listing some interesting-looking releases from 2012. I’ve not finished going through the list yet, but I’ve had Paralytic Stalks on my to-buy list for months, and anything by Girls Aloud is usually worth a listen. Interesting to see Dexys and Carly Rae Jepsen in the same list: I’ve repeatedly heard great things about Dexys (mostly from Everett True) but if there’s more to Ms Call Me Maybe than first appears, I’m all ears …

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