For those of y’all that like that most pure and uncanny of art-forms: the pop song, their respective advertisement-length videos and being told what to like in sequential order of goodness: Here are the 20 best singles of the year  –







1. Grimes – Oblivion

2. Death Grips – Get Got

3. Post War Years – Glass House

4. Portico Quartet – Ruins

5. Tennis – Origins

6. Efterklang – Hollow Mountain

7. Fanfarlo – Replicate

8. Twin Shadow – Five Seconds

9. Cat Power – Cherokee

10. The Walkmen – Song for Leigh

11. Plan B – Ill Manors

12. Santigold – Disparate Youth

13. Outfit – Everything All the Time

14. Cloud Nothings – No Future / No Past

15. Jack White – Love Interrupted

16. Field Music – I Keep Thinking About a New Thing

17. Paul Banks – The Base

18. Hey Sholay – Wishbone

19. Orbital – New France (Feat. Zola Jesus)

20. Local Natives – Breakers

And here is a Spotify Playlist of the 50 Best Tracks of the Year: Best Tracks of 2012

Next Week – The Best Albums of 2012. I haven’t decided how many yet. That’s exciting for both me, and you.



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