Category Archives: Top 40 Songs of 2012

Top 40 Songs of 2012: Graham Coxon – What’ll It Take

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton In a year during which Blur endowed us with the serene and elegantly composed ‘Under the Westway’, Graham Coxon’s solo work could not have conflicted much more dramatically. His eighth solo album ‘A+E’ received widely positive … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: The Maccabees – Feel to Follow

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton The Maccabees have always been a band on our radar, but even so, we were surprised in early 2012 to discover just how spectacular they are live. In March they played a sold out homecoming concert … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: The Spitfires – Spark to Start

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton You only have to take one look at Billy Sullivan, lead-vocalist and guitarist of Watford-based band The Spitfires, to realise his inspirations. Easily mistakable for a young Paul Weller, he and his band-mates’ attire – pin … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton Trying to take on the X-Factor in a head-to-head chart battle in recent times has been similar to trying to surmount Everest. Even the most talented and experienced have struggled in the face of such adversity, … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: Paul Weller – Green

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton Warning! Those prone to epileptic seizures should probably avoid watching this video. Those not should definitely give it a shot, for this is the Modfather at his experimental best. It seems that there wasn’t a single … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: The Enemy – Saturday

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton Ever since the success of ‘We’ll Live and Die in These Towns’, The Enemy have had something extra to prove. At the end of 2008 they had reached the dizzying heights of a number one album, … Continue reading

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Top 40 Songs of 2012: Bloc Party – Kettling

#Top40Songs2012 by Sam Skilton Bloc Party formed in 2005 in a surge of post-punk-esque indie, politics and importance. Young people took to the London four-piece; Kele Okereke the immaculate channel for honest lyrics about sex, hope, despair, and affairs. Two … Continue reading

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