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My Top 50 of 2013: #20 – #11

Oh we’re nearly there aren’t we? I hope people are still interested anyway. I mean it’s just my opinion, no reason why you should be interested, but it keeps my hands busy over the holidays so I’m sure it’s for the greater good.

We hit the first barrage of Eurovision entries yesterday, who knows how many are left to find? Well I do, of course, but I’m not telling.

Go back to #50 – 41, #40 – 31, #30 – 21 or ahead to the Top 10

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Single: M83 ft Susanne Sundfør – “Oblivion” (2013)

Oh yes, I’m still pushing my Susanne Sundfør agenda, and I’m not done yet, I’ve still got an album to review of hers! Anyway, I somehow missed this track when I saw Tom Cruise movie “Oblivion” earlier in the year.

BW190496_06_05_9_010V3In fact, I don’t really remember much of the soundtrack apart from a vaguely positive feeling. The good reason behind that was that it was produced by in-vogue French electro act M83. If the name isn’t super-familiar maybe you remember “Midnight City”, which was used as backing music to all sorts of things over the last few years. Continue reading


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GUHHHHHH. I’m sick. Well not really that sick, it’s only a cold. Yesterday I went from a sore throat, via several grades of snottiness to a massive headache and total nasal shutdown. Today I’m not so bad, still bunged up and horrible, but no headache. My throat is all claggy now though, I feel like I’m constantly clearing my throat. Fortunately I had a day off planned after working last weekend so at least I didn’t HAVE to do anything.

busy doing nothingI thought I’d take the time to do all manner of menial tasks that I hadn’t managed last weekend as I was working. Didn’t quite manage that though. I COOKED breakfast, another pile of eggy onion & ham stuff, which was fine. I paid off my credit card (overtime solves all problems), and with the knowledge that there’s an even bigger stack of overtime coming my way in a month’s time, I’m looking for efficient ways to keep it out of my bank account by propping up the economy. (I will have you, iPad) Continue reading

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Single: Susanne Sundfør – “White Foxes” (2012)

I’m so tired from work today, so you’re getting another single review. This time it’s a bit of a forewarning of an album review coming soon. This isn’t the first time Susanne Sundfør’s got a mention on this blog, having appeared on Röyksopp’s recent single “Running to the sea” at the start of the year.

I loved her voice on that, and having seen her latest album “The Silicone Veil” in a clearance section in HMV, I decided to take a chance and see what it’s like. I won’t say too much about the album as I’m going to review it in a few weeks time.

“White Foxes” was the lead single from her third album, and is everything I’m really looking for from my gorgeous Nordic electronica. Her voice is distinctive and beautiful, I hear shades of Beth Orton in there I think (not that I know a lot about her). Continue reading

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