50 songs from last year – #29 – Klaxons – Atom to Atom (second half)

Bit of a quandry here – my least favourite bit of the (very good) new Klaxons album is the first half of Atom to Atom, but my favourite bit is the second half of Atom to Atom. So I’m selecting the second half of it. It’s a cheat, I know, and I’ll cheat twice again, it’s my blog. Can someone make a whole LP that sounds like this, please?

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50 songs from last year – #30 – Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Taylor Swift enters her imperial phase.

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50 songs from last year – #31 – Jamie xx – Sleep Sound

My choices seem a bit predictable at this point, but this had to be here really. Though ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ would’ve been much more interesting to talk about, this is still the obvious highlight of his two singles in 2014.

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50 songs from last year – #32 – Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar

Someone on the internet called this “Dad music” – and you can sort of see what they mean, until you get to the instrumental break at 3.20.
Dailymotion link again for silly geographical rights reasons.

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50 songs from last year – #33 – Sébastien Tellier – L’adulte

Every time I listen to a new Sébastien Tellier song I have to get over it not being as good as La Ritournelle. They usually turn out to be pretty good in their own right, of course.

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50 songs from last year – #34 – Mr Little Jeans – Good Mistake

Trends this year:
* Band names with ‘Mr’
* Music videos with big trucks
* Awesome synths

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50 songs from last year – #35 – Archie Bronson Outfit – In White Relief

Um, not much to say about this one. Love the sax solo two minutes in. Cheers again Duncan!

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