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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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50 songs from last year – #7 – Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

I was going to say this was the best ever chart EDM but brief fact-checking reveals it hasn’t actually been in the charts, not in the UK at least. What are you doing, people?

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50 songs from last year – #8 – A. G. Cook – Beautiful

More PC Music. A. G. Cook shows such love for the textures and artifacts of pop music here that you can easily forget he has the name of a firm of solicitors.

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50 songs from last year – #9 – John Callaghan – Once More With Feeling

Found this on a Wire cover CD – I think everyone with a sampler has started to make this track at some point or another, but this is the only time I’ve heard it properly finished.

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50 songs from last year – #10 – John Luther Adams / Seattle Symphony Orchestra – Become Ocean

Stretching the definition of “song” a little here, I know.

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50 songs from last year – #11 – Sophie – Hard

I didn’t really like ‘Lemonade’, sorry.

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50 songs from last year – #12 – Javiera Mena – Otra Era

Chilean electro-pop. Those synths!

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50 songs from last year – #13 – GFOTY – Secret Mix

1. More PC Music, so some people are going to hate it 2. GFOTY is ‘Girlfriend Of The Year’ – here she is interviewing Little Mix. 3. It’s not a song, it’s a mix tape, and not really mixed, and … Continue reading

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50 songs from last year – #14 – Mr Twin Sister – Out of the Dark

In 2010 Twin Sister were my new favourite band, then in 2011 their debut album was the biggest disappointment of the year, then they disappeared completely for a few years, were dropped by their label, then returned this year with … Continue reading

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50 songs from last year – #15 – Christina Vantzou – Going Backwards To Recover That Which Was Left Behind

Quite different from #16

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