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.

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Track of the Week: Say That by Toro Y Moi

This week’s track is Say That by Toto Y Moi, off of Anything In Return. Toro Y Moi came up quite a bit last year, but I’d never paid much attention to him. His latest album, Anything In Return came by my path last week and this song is a nice piece of upbeat eletropop. The rhythm is great, but the vocals are what hook me.

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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

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


  • 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.
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