Tracks of 2012 playlist


It’s the end of the year. A time of reflection. A time of lists. Who hasn’t made a list of something or other, eh? Not me, that’s who. In that I have made a list. A playlist of my favourite tracks of 2012 (or at least some of them).

It’s quite long, but there are a few stand out tracks, of course. The track that I’ve listened to most this year is White Foxes by Susanne Sundfør, a mini epic that was the first single from her latest album, The Silicone Veil – also one of my favourites of the year. Sundfør is joined by a few fellow Scandinavians on the playlist, with brilliant singles from Frida Hyvönen, Faye and Sleep Party People, amongst others.

More of my favourite albums of the year are represented by artists such as Julia Holter, Dan Le Sac, Busdriver, Killer Mike, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – the later of whom isn’t actually on Spotify, which gives me the perfect opportunity to direct you towards the video for PonPonPon. And, of course, what 2012 playlist would be complete without Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen?

But that’s the scraping the surface, there’s loads of amazing stuff on this playlist – anyone who says 2012 has been a bit of a lean year just hasn’t been looking hard enough. I’ve stuck it below on Spotify and YouTube, neither of which is complete, sadly (seriously, why is Roman Holiday by Nicki Minaj so militantly kept off YouTube?) but whichever you choose, I’d recommend sticking it on shuffle and seeing what comes up.



Full playlist (tracks appear in no particular order):

Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes
ScHoolboy Q – There He Go
Bernholz – Austerity Boy
Grimes – Genesis
John Talabot – Oro y Sangre
Dan Le Sac – Play Along (feat. Sarah Williams White)
Frida Hyvönen – Terribly Dark
Churches – Lies
Rustie – After Light (feat. AlunaGeorge)
Débruit – Ata
MyPet – Pays To Know
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – PonPonPon
Killer Mike – Reagan
Asbjørn – The Criminal
Busdriver – Kiss Me Back To Life
Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms
Django Django – Default
Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Faye – Breathe Out
Efterklang – Black Summer
Little Mix – DNA
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Julia Holter – Marienbad
Gallows – Odessa
Rolo Tomassi – Ex Luna Scientia
Converge – A Glacial Pace
Nicki Minaj – Roman Holiday
Die Hard – Here Goes The Rage
COOLRUNNINGS – Megalomania
2562 – Jerash Hekwerken
Sakaris – I Have Beautiful Eyes (feat. Greta Svabo Bech)
Halls – White Chalk
Chad Valley – Up & Down
Anna Meredith – Nautilus
Scarlet Soho – Solo KO
Albert – Lucky
Gallops – Jeff Leopard
Vessels – The Sky Was Pink
Roses Gabor – Stars
Frankie Rose – Know Me
Perfume – Nee

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