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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Doccortex's Festive 50 2012 (10-1)

10. Bob Mould - The Breach
A more mellow Bob churns out a low key classic ideal for holiday listening.

9. Hekla Stalstenga - Mannen og Kona
It's difficult to think of anything better than an attractive, Scandinavian, ginger witch singing a lovely song.


8. The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
Great song, great band and so much better than the Foo Fighters.


7. Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton - Crowd Surf Off a Cliff
Downtempo, thought provoking ditty from Metric's vocal superstar.


6. The Shins - Sealegs
James Mercer servers up the usual slice of  subtle and sublime song writing. Sung in his own language of course.


5. Pocketbooks -  Harbour Lights
Pocketbooks push the twee angle to new limits in this joyous moment from Carousel.


4. First Aid Kit - Winter is Over
There's a real beauty in the Soderberg sisters' classically folky acoustic ditties 


3. Bloody Beach - Gonzo Blues
A perfect two minute pop song from Australasia. Milk lovers will love the video.


2. Caitlin Rose - Sinful Wishing Well
Caitlin does it again with a repeat of  last year's second place. Piledriver Walz was also a favourite.


1. Celldweller - Eon
Genre blurring prog rock anthem from my favourite album of the year; Wish Upon a Black Star.

1 comment:

  1. Here we go then. This has been a hard one to make a final decision on. I thought for ages that my likes would be Bobby Mould, Hekla, The Black Keys and Emily Haines. But then I got bored with Helka and The Black Keys, their catchiness finally caught up with them.

    So the final list of likes go something like this: Bobby Mould, Emily Haines, The Shins (amazingly), Pocketbooks and Celldweller. The others are all fairly listenable, but like is a strong word for them.

    It took me years to get into Celldweller and I'm still not 100% convinced. There is a bit of a Linkin Park whiff about it all that I just can't shake. But I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

    So that 5/10 = 50% success rate. I'll let you work out the final total.