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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: 2

Overview | Part 1 | Part 3 | Mentions | Longlist | Spotify link Deerhoof – Breakup Song Deerhoof albums inhabit a very particular niche – their unpredictable, rhythmic tracks are always sidestepping between musical ideas, sounding more like caricatures of popular songs than songs per se. Their twelfth … Continue reading

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Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Written for The Music Fix. Seattle’s Mike Hadreas made his debut as Perfume Genius in 2010, on a lauded album – Learning – which seemed to function primarily as a channel for his earlier life’s despair. This follow-up mostly continues … Continue reading

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DM Stith – Apollo, Manchester – 19 May 2011

It was the bill topping Sufjan Stevens whose technicolour set owned the night, but support act DM Stith’s modest sound world made inroads too. The son of a musical family in New York, Stith can be most basically (and not … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 12

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 71. Dirty Projectors – ‘Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie’ A happy new year to you all – and what an appropriate lyrical point at which to pick up The Playlist (“gimme some more / don’t ask what … Continue reading

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Albums of 2010: 40-21

40. She & Him – Volume Two M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s second collection of cutesy, retro pop songs. 39. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night Epic rock composed from tense guitar feedback, thumping drums … Continue reading

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Peter Broderick – Cube Microplex, Bristol – 22 October 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #1 Some of the most memorable gigs derive a big part of their character from the venue as well as the artist, and Peter Broderick’s show at the small, cooperative cinema was a perfect example … Continue reading

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