Thursday, December 27, 2012

Year in Music 2012: Top 30 Songs

No comments. Spotify playlist.
Listen to it and come up with your own thoughts.

30. Liars - No. 1 Against the Rush

29. Death Grips - I've Seen Footage

28. Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You

27. Burial - Ashtray Wasp

26. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

25. fun. - Some Nights

24. El-P - The Full Retard

23. Children 18:3 - All In Your Head

22. Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless

21. Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid

20. P.O.S. - How We Land (feat. Justin Vernon)

19. Clams Casino - Palace

18. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

17. Passion Pit - Take a Walk

16. M.I.A. - Bad Girls

15. Ghost Beach - Miracle

14. The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag

13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Mladic

12. Mind Spiders - You Are Dead

11. Japandroids - Continuous Thunder

10. The Shins - Simple Song

9. Sigur Rós - Varúð

8. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

7. Lost Lander - Wonderful World

6. Frank Ocean - Pyramids

5. Purity Ring - Fineshrine

4. The xx - Angels
3. Burial - Loner

2. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built

1. Sharon Van Etten - Give Out


  1. 18. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe?


  2. Yeah. I don't have a lot to say in my defense. My enjoyment of that song isn't even ironic, I legitimately think it's one of the best pure pop songs in recent memory.

  3. Surprised that "Oblivion" (Grimes) didn't make the list, or "Hold On" (Alabama Shakes).

    Good list, I'll check out the playlist for the ones I'm not familiar with.

  4. #18: I've never listened to the whole thing through even once. I've heard bits though.

    #16: What percentage of listens was watching the video? 100%?

  5. DG: "Oblivion" was one of the last songs I pruned off the list to get it to 30. I waffled on it a hundred times, and I've done so a lot since then.

    AMR: I'd say probably somewhere in the range of 60% (though the stats I keep aren't quite that specific). It's a great song tied to a classic video.

  6. Just noticed that this isn't your top listens, but your personal rankings.

  7. Regarding Ms. Jepsen:
    Have you hear this version?

  8. Yes! I have heard that, though the mislabel I heard credited it to Dan Deacon. Really good pop deconstruction.

  9. Oh, it's Dan Deacon, that site seems to collect submitted remixes and deconstructions of pop hits.