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Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2012 – (10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best offerings of electronic music for 2012, (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here) let’s pick it up at Number 10: 10) Polica – Give You The Ghost Containing so much AutoTune that it makes T-Pain sound organic, the debut album from Minneapolis five-piece Polica should have been a strangely cold and mechanical experience. But although Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal tones were drowned in studio trickery, Give […]


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A Merry Electronica Christmas

Perhaps due to weariness of big band crooners like Michael Buble and Rod Stewart dominating the contemporary Christmas music market, many artists from the dance/electronica scene have also gotten in on the act in 2012, offering their own take on the season of goodwill. Here’s a look at five of the most intriguing. The xx – “Last Christmas” Wham’s 1984 classic might still be a much-loved favourite nearly 30 years […]


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The xx “Coexist”–Album Review

Young Turks (2012)

London trio The xx may be renowned for their unassuming low-key manner, but since winning the Mercury Music Prize with their debut album back in 2010, they have attracted the attention of some rather glamorous names, from Rihanna (who sampled “Intro” on “Drunk On Love”), to Shakira (who covered “Islands” on Sale el Sol) to Drake (who invited beatmaker Jamie Smith to produce the title track on Take Care). However, […]