Judge away kiddos, here are my top 5 tracks of the year that don't appear on any of my top 10 albums of the year, that list to be posted shortly.
#5 Untold - "Luminous"
It's probably somewhat premature to include this track on my shortlist, however upon discovering it a mere 4 days ago, I've racked up probably over 50 plays of what might be the most interesting aggressive electronic sound to cross my eardrums this year. In a time where EDM is a household word, and they play dubstep while you're at the shoestore, it's tough to find new ways to be heavy, and I think here, Untold has done just that.
#4 Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, BIg Sean, Jadakiss - "Don't Like" (G.O.O.D. Music)
I struggled over whether to include the GOOD anthem, "Mercy" or this one on my list, as they both got significant friday night airplay on my speakers this year, but ultimately this is the track that spawned a phrase I've (probably ridiculously) adopted and dropped constantly this year. Plus that chorus is just too fun. Bang Bang.
#3 TNGHT - "Higher Ground"
One of the biggest beats of the year. Hudson Mohawke made my list last year and he does it again this time around on this collaborative effort w/ Lunice. The whole EP is just bonkers, but this one in particular is over the top bananas action. Look for this duo to be taking the lead on a good deal of mainstream production in the coming year.
#2 Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Do I really have to explain myself on this one? As ubiquitous as Gangnam style but rather than being entirely unbarable this track marks a major guilty (or for me, not so guilty) plasure, and is certianly one of, if not THE anthem of 2012. Taylor Swifts "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" gives it a run for it's money but as far as pop goes, it does get much more perfect than this.
#1 Frank Ocean - "Pyramids"
There arent enough good things to say about this track. A spacious journey which not only showcases Franks incredible talent for picture painting lyrics, compelling story telling, and a freshly honest voice. But also cultivates an atmosphere of it's own each time you put it on. Stoned, sober, any way you rock it, you're bound to slip into some sort of trance, and it's spell bound me into the number one spot.
Bryces Top 5 Songs of the year
| December 31, 2012 at 12:03PM
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| December 31, 2012 at 1:40PM
I can't agree with you there Bryce, except the lumineers song. That's a good song. Call me maybe? Fer reelz buddy.