Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Tracks Of My Year

Right,  the totally subjective forty best tracks of the year. This year I have changed the rules in that this list is my favourite 40 tracks from 2012, I have decided that they didn't have to have been released as a single but I also put a limit of two tracks each from the Dexys and Spiritualized albums other wise the top twenty would have looked very boring indeed being filled by these artists and a smattering of other tracks.

There is still a healthy mix of dance and indie. However as with the albums there is an increasing retro vibe, with the likes of the Alabama Shakes, Nick Waterhouse and Jasmine Kara.

  1. Spiritualized - So Long You Pretty Thing
  2. Dexys - Home
  3. Burial + Fourtet - Nova
  4. Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)
  5. Allo Darlin' - Some People Say
  6. Meursault - Settling
  7. Koreless - Lost In Tokyo
  8. The xx - Our Song
  9. Arctic Monkeys - Black Treacle
  10. Scuba - NE1BUTU
  11. Dexys - Free
  12. Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital
  13. Jasmine Kara - Ain't No More Room
  14. Not allowed to mention as apparently it is a copyright infringement to even type the name of the band
  15. Burial - Ashtray Wasp
  16. Spiritualized - Hey Jane
  17. Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure mix)
  18. Illum Sphere - Birthday
  19. The xx - Angels
  20. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls 
  21. The Orb - Golden Clouds (Youth Gigantic Dreadnaught mix)
  22. Moon Duo - Circles
  23. Lorca - Love Like This
  24. Tashaki Miyaki - Best Friend
  25. Not allowed to mention as apparently it is a copyright infringement to even type the name of the band
  26. King Creosote - Ankle Shackles
  27. Jess Roberts - Voodoo Woman
  28. Ten Five Sixty - Do This For Me
  29. Nick Waterhouse - Say I Wanna Know
  30. Delta Code - Track 1
  31. The Raveonettes - The Enemy
  32. The Allah- Las - Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)
  33. Manjah - My Dub Is Empty Without You
  34. Alabama Shakes - Heavy Chevy
  35. Withered Hand - Wonderful Lie
  36. Wooden Shjips - Crossing (Weatherall mix)
  37. The Underground Youth - Juliette
  38. Ricardo Villalobos - Any Ideas
  39. dusk + blackdown - High Road
  40. Black Acid - Black Acid
The DMCA Fuckwits are at it again but now you are not even allowed to mention the name of the band. I wonder what this move will do for sales. There is a band that are really quite good but you can't mention their name, as it is a secret. As I said, fuckwits.


Anto said...

jaysus Drew your a gas man. still 'with it' enough to even know this shit never mind rank it. thnkas for keepin us up to date. the few songs i know from your list are all great too. was azeila banks foul mouthed tune from this yr? if so, thats my favourite

Darcy said...

I'm lost in the past nowadays, I must try out a few of these.

BTW I'm probably being dense but I don't understand the thrust of your comment re Nights Over Egypt over at The Ghost's marathon comment trail last night.

drew said...

Darcy - the Jones Girls thing is a long running disagreement that Mr H and I have over the merits of the song.

I think you may like the Gregory Porter and Nick Waterhouse.

I am also thinking of doing a list of my best old finds, top of which would be Bette Boothe.

drew said...

Cheers Anto, I will need to check out the Azeila Banks tune, I don't think I know it.

anto said...

its called 212. she uses the C word to eh, i suppose great effect

Swiss Adam said...

Anto's right- 212 is a fucking great record. Was it this year?

drew said...

Jesus Anto, I thought Nicki Minaj was filthy, she got nothing on Azealia Banks. It's good though!

Swiss Adam said...

Daughter Eliza's got it on Now 82. A clean version. Virtually no vocals on it.

Swiss Adam said...

I was also thinking of doing a list of The Best Stuff I've Listened To This Year That Wasn't Released this Year.

Lists eh?