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Review Of The Year 2012

Here we go again with the beat - come enjoy the tunes that made our year

Posted by James Cartwright,

As a bunch of hip young twenty somethings (hahahahahaha, we’re not, we hardly ever go out) it should come as no surprise that we’re constantly listening to the most cutting-edge tunes (more irony) as we go about our daily business. Fights over the music we play in the studio are many and varied, with some fervently believing they have the best taste in town while others quietly and democratically play songs that everyone wants to hear (thanks James Brown).

In spite of this longstanding musical war, we’ve decided to come together in the spirit of Christmas to bring you a list of tracks that have defined our year. Some you’ll love, some you’ll hate, and Carly Rae Jepsen you’ll love and hate at the same time, but all of these songs have kept us going in 2012; from our bright-eyed start on Monday morning, to the moment we hit the pub on a Friday. So, put your differences aside, turn the volume up to nine (we’re not animals) and dance for me!

We’ve done you a Spotify playlist and all.

Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere

R Kelly – World's Greatest

Jungle Book – I Want to Be Like You

Major Lazer – Get Free

Landfill – Daughter

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

Alt-J – Something Good

Connan Mockasin – It's Choade My Dear

Stubborn Heart – Need Someone

Björk – Crystalline

Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Caribou remix)

Kavinsky – Nightcall

John Maus – Keep Pushing On

Jai Paul – Jasmine

Hot Chip – I Feel Better 

Julio Bashmore – Au Seve

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place

Summer Camp – Better Off Without You

DEVO – Mongoloid

Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way

Mr Vegas – Heads High

Rihanna — Man Down

Rihanna — Diamonds

Rihanna - We Found Love

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

And you thought we had good taste!

Jc

Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.