Friday, December 07, 2012
Now then, now then, guys and gals, what have we here then? A letter saying "Dear Colonel, can you fix it for me to sit through a playlist of all your godawful musical selections of the year?" As it happens, that it just what I have for you in my dressing room, if you would care to step this way.
1. Icona Pop - "I Love It"
Swedish lasses. Giddy up! A feelgood dancefloor anthem about crashing one's car and bags of shit. Formidable.
2. Nicki Minaj - "Pound the Alarm"
Steel drums, a big beat, textbook breasts. Magnificent.
3. The Donkeys - "I Like the Way you Walk"
Laidback San Diego rockers with a lovely, mellow, chiming guitar rocker.
4. Jens Lekman - "The World Moves On"
A Swedish chap. Giddy up! A feelbad heartbreak anthem about forest fires, cycling accidents and getting chucked by your lass. Nice.
5. Die Antwoord - "I Fink U Freeky"
South African mentalists throw everything at this one. Don't go round their house for an egg sandwich, mind.
6. Major Lazer - "Jah No Partial"
Magnificent dub/dubstep/house/reggae dancefloor tune from the lazer-armed military man.
7. Allo Darlin' - "Capricornia"
A highlight of the Australian/English band's second album, this finds the band in wistful mood, as singer Elizabeth remembers her childhood haunts.
8. Diplo - "Express Yourself"
Heavy bass, top shouting, stylish knitwear and some sexy, sexy dancing. Splendid.
9. Withered Hand - "Heart Heart"
A rare uptempo outing from the Edinburgh balladeer. I'm not normally one for 'cuteness' but how 'bout the two wee dancing lassies in this video? One would need a heart of stone not to find those two charming.
10. Alabama Shakes - "Hold On"
They may be darlings of the Rolling Stone/Q Magazine/Later with Jools crowd, but the soulful Memphis stylings of Brittany and co can't be denied. Righteous.
Laters, pop pickers! CU Next Yr!