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The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

Darq E Freaker – “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)” F. Danny Brown

This year’s MVP teams up with grime producer Darq E Freaker to create auditory party drugs.

Kool AD & Bill Ding – “Hypersensitive Jester”

Groovy guitar lines wrap themselves around Kool A.D. and Bill Ding’s gut-busting punchlines and braggadocio.

Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”

Arena-filling vocals from U.K. songbird Jessie Ware drift over percussive production.

Jeremih – “Fuck U All The Time” F. Natasha Mosley

The “Birthday Sex” dude gets an artsy R&B makeover and mellows out with guest vocalist Natasha Mosley.

Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”

David Longstreth curves his vocals around a chilling female chorus and minimalist percussion.

Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details”

Toro y Moi dives headfirst into pop music on the lead single off his upcoming third album.

Jay Ant & Iamsu “On My Mind” F. Mike-Dash-E

Bay Area duo Jay Ant + Iamsu! blend hyphy and soul-sampling boom-bap with killer results.

Blu – “Rap Dope”

Storytelling Blu is great and all, but when did snaps, he snaps. Like on this dreamy, Bombay-produced banger.

Robert Glasper Experiment – “Afro Blue” F. Erykah Badu

Mongo Santamaría’s jazz standard receives a soulful, stunning makeover.

ScHoolboy Q – “There He Go”

Freewheeling bravado from Black Hippy’s wildest member, who talks his shit with some help from Sounwave’s funky canvas of Menomena and Monk Higgins samples.

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14 Comments

  1. IMVERYAPE
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 16:11:00

    Putting Flying Lotus beside Fiona Apple shows you care more about the music than image. Great list!

  2. YoungBasedGod
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 02:28:00

    alright list but not cherry whine or locomotive shits are fire also ready to rock.
    too much fucking danny brown hate that nigga i like some of his features but dis too much nikkas

  3. Andrew Martin
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:20:00

    <3

  4. Ethan Ratliff-Crain
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 00:08:00

    Latch made your list??? Thank you, Potholes, you guys are fucking awesome

  5. TeoneSofle
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 01:36:00

    I vist Potholes nearly everyday (around the time I am about to fall asleep at work) but it surprises the amount of songs I like, but do not remember coming across.

  6. pollo gonzales
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 00:45:00

    also new god flow heavyweight contender for song of the year and its not even on here…FOH cuz that shit goes so hard

  7. pollo gonzales
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 00:31:00

    dam maad city>dying of thirst off the album tho

  8. thatdudemanny
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 19:13:00

    wavy list. action should have been on here with a solo track doe, 9-24-11 was my track of the year. ryan hemsworth & death grips too, cold & tempted and i’ve seen footage. aside from that, on point list.

  9. Dave
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 16:39:00

    Danny Brown all over this list.

  10. Prohaize
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:36:00

    Shout out to Cartoon & Cereal, White Dress, Chum, Dying of Thirst and Thinking About You. Great picks

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