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My Top 50 of 2013: The Top 10

So here we are, the last day of my countdown and time to see what my top 10 tracks of 2013 are. I must say it’s all a little surprising to see how it all panned out. I hadn’t really thought of any of the songs as outright contenders for the #1 of the year, but someone has to be there, and it’s about time I let the cat out of the bag.

Catching up? Have you seen the rest? #50 – 41, #40 – 31, #30 – 21, #20 – 11

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My Top 50 of 2013: #30 – #21

Let’s keep powering through, YEAH!!! Let’s hear some enthusiasm! Or not, whatever. So here’s the halfway mark, and to spice things up, I’m writing this quite drunk as I’ve just got back from my family Christmas party, and realised I hadn’t written it yet. Fun!

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Album: Susanne Sundfør – “The Silicone Veil” (2012)

Thank Heaven for bargain bins. A few weeks ago I was rummaging in HMV’s attractive 4 for £10 clearance boxes, home to many unknown releases alongside flops by bigger artists like Nelly Furtado and Leona Lewis (I got those too…). One name that jumped out at me was Susanne Sundfør, who I’d heard of already on recently Röyksopp collaboration “Running to the sea”.

Susanne’s gorgeous voice really set off the typically bleak Nordic electronic track, so I didn’t pass up the opportunity to get her latest album, recently made available in the UK. It was that or Solange’s latest, I think I made the right choice.

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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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