2012 has been an odd year for me and music. As I have now hit the big Four Oh, I find myself tuning my radio to Talk Sport instead of xFM. But thankfully towards the latter part of the year I was introduced to the wonders of Spotify and all it can do. And now I have the honour of being invited to become a semi regular contibutor to this most eclectic of music blogs. Here are my 3 faves of the year, followed by my overall Best Of 2012. Check the site periodically for my Cover Nerd posts and please feel free to submit your own cover choices as we would all love to hear from you.
|Bonjour, we like Neo's choice a lot|
I’ll admit that I only came across this by chance. My usual taste in music doesn't extend to French Electro Pop, so maybe I should stop being a snob and branch out as this is proof that a change does do you good. I was on You Tube looking at random songs, when this came up as a recommendation. Because I saw that the video featured Jake Gylenhall I thought I would give a try and I'm so glad that I did, as it blew me away. The video is pretty graphic in parts but it grabs you straight away. Jake Gylenhall's character is a bit loco, and for me the video adds to the excellent track.
|Ratiug, it gives you wings|
Ex Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist is a prolific solo artist and his 2009 release 'The Empyrean' was my absolute standout album of that year, and I was really happy to find his latest album 'PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone' late this year. It’s very different to The Empyrean, but equally great to listen to with some rap and drum n bass. This is my standout track and I urge you to give it a listen.
|We are gonna be huge|
I was driving home late one night and was listening to Unknown Pleasures with Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio. This came on and I was immediately impressed, it was finally released in October and I can’t wait for more from them. 2013 will be huge for them.
GUEST SPOT BEST OF 2012 - 'London Scouser'
4/ 5Oleh London Scouser