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The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

Oddisee – “You Know Who You Are” F. Olivier Daysoul

Oddisee constructs a lyrically tight narrative demonstrating his mastery as both an MC and a producer.

Odd Future – “Oldie”

The all-inclusive track is a perfect showcase of the group’s slick wordplay and family cohesion.

Shlohmo – “Wen Uuu”

Shlohmo’s style continues to evolve and blossom on shapeshifting cuts like “wen uuu”, his finest of the past year.

Angel Haze – “Cleaning Out My Closet”

Angel Haze delivers one of the bravest singles of 2012 by chronicling a childhood scarred by sexual abuse.

Gizmo – “Lift Me Up” F. Nick Hakim

For anyone who thinks jazz is dead or on life support, send them a link to this Gizmo tune.

Nas – “Daughters”

An unapologetic and honest depiction of Nas’ struggles as a father in a Twitter and Facebook-obsessed age.

THEESatisfaction – “QueenS”

Remember that whatever you do, don’t funk with THEESatisfaction’s groove.

Action Bronson & RiFF RAFF – “Bird on a Wire”

The most legit excuse to listen to RiFF RAFF ever. Also, that Harry Fraud beat? Flawless.

Onra – “L.O.V.E”

Undeniable ’80s dance grooves + the best elements of disco = “L.O.V.E”.

Four Tet – “Jupiters”

Four Tet’s foray into deep house on Pink proves its worth on thick, hypnotizing tracks like this.

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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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