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

11 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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%?

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  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.

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

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  7. Regarding Ms. Jepsen:
    Have you hear this version?
    http://mabsonenterprises.bandcamp.com/track/call-me-maybe-acapella-147-times-exponentially-layered

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

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

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