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Prague, 2003-2004

“Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.” – Franz Kafka

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50 songs from last year – #1 – Shamir – On The Regular

Downloading lists of songs without context (or even pictures) can lead to some odd things happening. I listened to this a good ten times on the subway and thought Shamir was (a) a girl and (b) English. It was only … Continue reading

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50 songs from last year – #2 – QT – Hey QT

I wrote this on The Singles Jukebox about Hey QT: “Here’s what I love about “Hey QT”: the way that immense witch house drone has been cut and stretched into something that sounds almost like pop music, yet completely not. … Continue reading

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50 songs from last year – #3 – Rustie ft. Danny Brown – Attak

“imo this should be danny browns song all rustie did was the music” <– Genuine Youtube comment

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50 songs from last year – #4 – Mr Twin Sister – Blush

So, just to repeat – self-released post-Domino-records LP from the buzz band of five years ago, what right does every note of this have to be so good?

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50 songs from last year – #5 – Hannah Diamond – Every Night

I think this one speaks for itself. Good piece in 20jazzfunkgreats on PC music here – would like to share the Wire piece but understandably it’s not online.

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50 songs from last year – #6 – Hammock – Holding Your Absence

I first found Hammock on my mp3 player while I was in Thailand in 2008. I still have no idea how it got there, but it was utterly perfect for the time and the place. I took them back to … Continue reading

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