Track of the Week: Pompeii by Bastille

This week’s track is Pompeii by Bastille off of the Bastille EP. On the outside the melody, drum beat, and slightly Enya-esque harmonies and the like make it seem like a fun upbeat indie pop song, but the lyrics give away perhaps a darker side to all that is saccarin.

“But if you close your eyes, / Does it almost feel like / Nothing changed at all?”

Super fun song all the same. Commence head bobbing and heel tapping.

Music Top 10 From 2012

Like last year, here’s the list of music I’ve listened to most, as recorded by my scrobbling to Last.fm.

Top Artists

  1. Porter Robinson – 148 listens
  2. Nero – 124  listens
  3. Alex Clare – 114  listens
  4. Kaskade – 110  listens
  5. Hed Kandi – 108  listens
  6. Morgan Page – 103 listens
  7. Frank Ocean – 103 listens
  8. Lana Del Rey – 94 listens
  9. Miles Davis – 87  listens
  10. Crosses – 87  listens

Top Songs

  1. The Kooks – Naive (Jean Tonique Remix) – 42 listens
  2. Alex Clare – Up All Night – 34 listens
  3. Morgan Page – Fight For You – 32 listens
  4. Crosses – Telepathy – 32 listens
  5. Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name) – 26 listens
  6. Ben Howard – The Fear (Moonlight Matters rework) – 26 listens
  7. Morgan Page – The Longest Road (Deadma5 remix) – 25 listens
  8. Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow – 25  listens
  9. Alex Clare – Treading Water – 25 listens
  10. Greg Laswell – Come Back Down (f. Sara Bareilles) – 23 listens

Observations:

  • This year is much more House/Electronica compared to last year. Six of the top ten acts are Electronica. Last year I was listening to a lot more indie rock. 
  • Miles Daves shows up pretty strong in 2012, and that’s mostly off the back of listening to his Birth of the Cool on repeat a large number of times.
  • Hype Machine lead to the discovery of three of the top ten songs: The Naive remix,  the Fear rework and the Greg Laswell song.