Monday, January 02, 2012

My Favorite Songs of 2011

A mostly retro edition.


Operation -- Yuck
Dinosaur Jr. meets Goo-era Sonic Youth.




Too Much Midi (Please Forgive Me) -- Ford & Lopatin
Sounds like a long-lost a-side from "Purple Rain." Doesn't really start until 1:46 when the guitar kicks in and the synth line brings the funk. Neon and smoky silhouettes. Call me Mr. Clutch...



Midnight City -- M83
One of the best songs of the past several years. The sax solo at the end is icing on the cake. Reminds me (thematically) of the refrain at the end of "Don't Change" by INXS.



The Roller -- Beady Eye
Instant Karma?



Polish Girl -- Neon Indian
Fun play-along: "name that classic video game sound effect."



Tender Mercy -- Au Palais
"Gothic electro", it's called. I agree.



Baby Missiles -- The War on Drugs
Bright, ramshackle, folksy. Springsteen and Dylan.



Sleep Dealer -- Oneohtrix Point Never
A trippy nightmare of '80s commercials samples. Musical spits and sighs.



Locked -- Four Tet
Constructs itself patiently, layer by layer, then quickly dissolves again.

Locked (TEXT011) by Four Tet

Free Agent -- Simian Ghost
Casio keyboard production values, right down to the sticky cassette tape roll.


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blog updates, please.

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