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Friday, 4 January 2013

DocCortex's Festive 50 2012 (50-41)

It's that time of the year again when I present my favourite tracks that I've listened to over the last twelve months. They can be any genre or era, so long as I've heard them for the first time this year. So without further ado, here are this year's selections from 50-41.

50. Tilana in Raagam - from the Sound of South East Asia (Songlines Compilation)

It's different, spiritual and hypnotic; a spicy treat from Songlines South East Asia compilation.

49. The Joy Formidable - Cradle

Disappointing live at Leeds Festival, and this is the pick of the tracks from a luke warm debut album.

48. Polly Scattergood - Poem Song

Attempting to climb the League of Quirky Female singers, Polly is distinctly mid-table material, but I quite enjoyed the downcast 'Poem Song'.

47. Lepisto - Ravdanselka

The spooky soundtrack to our summer camping adventure in Bridlington; minimal, haunting and relentless.

46. Bright Eyes - Devil in the Detail

My least favourite album so far from the King of Camp Acoustic, but a great song if you persevere.

45. Future Bible Heroes - I'm Lonely (And I Love it)

Stephin Merrit come up trumps again with a chamber-pop-esque take on synth pop.

44. Royksopp - Sombre Detune

Royksopp get down and dirty with this breathy, dark soundtrack from urban Scandinavia.

43. Those Dancing Days - Run Run

My favourite track from the slightly lacklustre 'In their Space Hero Suits' LP.

42. He is We - Light a Way

A favourite of Daughter of Doccortex and a stunning vocal performance by Rachel Taylor.

41. Johnny Cash - Redemption

You can't go wrong with a bit of Johnny Cash and this is a darkest, most captivating tale from 'American Recordings'.



  1. That Lepisto track has a "12 Monkeys" vibe, which is pretty cool:

  2. I really like the 12 Monkeys theme too. Never seen the film though. Worth a watch?

    1. 12 Monkeys is on my top 100 films list, so that's a yes

  3. I've given these first ten a pretty good listen now and surprisingly like a few of them: The Joy Formidable, Lepisto, Royksopp, Those Dancing Days and Johnny Cash.

    Out of the others I can't stand any of them apart from the Bright Eyes number that borders on bearable.

    But a 50% like quotient isn't too shabby, especially for the first ten.

  4. I'm surprised that you like 5 out of the first 50 let alone the first 10. If you like more than 10 this year I'll be impressed.