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The Playlist 26: Best of 2012

A bit belatedly, I added some of my favourite tracks from 2012 to the playlist. Possible top 5: Dirty Projectors, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Frank Ocean, Anna Meredith and Grizzly Bear. Listen on Spotify 201. Sleigh Bells – ‘Comeback Kid’ … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2012: 3

Overview | Part 1 | Part 2 | Mentions | Longlist | Spotify link Grizzly Bear – Shields 2009 was a watershed year for a whole group of Brooklyn bands, but it’s the four members of Grizzly Bear who seem to have grown most as a collective since … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 25

Listen on Spotify 194. Field Music – ‘Start the Day Right’ The Sunderland brothers’ fifth album, Plumb, seems to wake up with the opening gentle strings and percussion. As much as they evoke the first waking moments of a day, … Continue reading

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Albums of 2010: 20-11

20. Dirty Projectors + Björk – Mount Wittenberg Orca It’s probably because of their innovative use of vocal techniques that Dirty Projectors can count Björk among their fans, and her interest led to the composition of this collaborative song cycle. … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 1

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 1. Race Horses – ‘Disco Pig’ Race Horses are the finest purveyors of inventive pop music to come out of Wales since Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (whose Euros Childs produced their debut album). Trumpet fanfares, a … Continue reading

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