And now, the end is nigh. We tug away a little more at Sinatra’s bloody red curtain, and unveil the penultimate ten in our Tracks of 2012 series. Saying it clear and stating that case of which we’re certain, in our combined mind few MP3s and other assorted ones bettered the below, which this time encompasses entries born Under the Westway, drifted in from Japan, spawned in New York, and oozed Raclette-like out of Switzerland. The Avalanches also finally found it in themselves to return – and did so with a disconcertingly calm Silver Jew in the trim shape of David Berman aboard – whilst Chan Marshall and Melody Prochet offset the XY overload a touch. Stream away; stay all day. If you want to…
Dots & Dashes’ Tracks of 2012: #11 – #20.
20. Young Unknowns, Far Enough.
19. Teengirl Fantasy, End.
18. The Avalanches, A Cowboy Overflow Of The Heart.
17. Melody’s Echo Chamber, Crystallized.
16. King Tuff, Alone & Stoned.
15. Yosi Horikawa, Bubbles.
14. Lotus Plaza, Monoliths.
13. Cat Power, Cherokee.
12. Pablo Nouvelle, You Do Me Wrong.
11. Blur, Under the Westway.