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The Top 30 Songs of 2012 (So Far): 15-1

Posted on: June 29, 2012

(To check out songs 30-16 on our list, click here)

15. Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Son”

Far out, man.  Far out.

14. Heems feat. Danny Brown and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “You Have to Ride the Wave” /El-P feat. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire and Danny Brown – “Oh Hail No”/Danny Brown – “Grown Up”/ Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Position of Passion”

Yeah….I couldn’t pick just one.

13. Fucked Up – “Year of the Tiger”

This year’s installment to the sprawling and spiritual Zodiac Series is equally as wrenching as its predecessors.

12. Beach House – “Irene”

When Beach House’s Bloom came out, I thought about posting a review that said simply, “This album is pretty good.  The songs are nice.”  I didn’t want to sound like a total asshole, so I didn’t, but I stand by the sentiment: Beach House are a competent, lovely band upon whom far too much critical adulation has been showered.

Except in the case of this song, which is fucking awesome.

11. The Tallest Man on Earth – “1904”

God I love this guy.  Please tell your friends about him.

10. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti feat. Dam-Funk – “Baby”

Ariel Pink is another artist whose bandwagon I’ve found it difficult to board, but damn if this song isn’t funky.

9. Action Bronson – “A Simple Man”

Hip-hop is at its best when it invokes a hazy scene in a Scorsese film. Action Bronson agrees.

8. Chromatics – “Back From The Grave”

Every song on Kill for Love is winning.  This one has tiger blood in its veins.

7. Usher – “Climax”

Usher and Diplo unite to produce most realistic r&b song since Trapped In The Closet.

6. Titus Andronicus – “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With the Flood of Detritus”

Patrick Stickles is a proud lunatic, a national treasure and built to last.

5. Ceremony – “Hysteria”

I love this song even if it is the new theme for the X-Games.

4. Killer Mike feat. Bun B, T.I., & Trouble – “Big Beast”/Killer Mike – “Reagan”

Two tremendous tracks, each unrelentingly militant in its own way.

3. Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”

This could be a cover of a 60s French pop hit, but we’d never know it.

2. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”

Dylan Baldi is way too hard on himself.

1. Schoolboy Q feat. A$AP Rocky – “Hands on the Wheel”

Schoolboy Q has got living right figured out.

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1 GOOD SONG grrr
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which one?

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