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The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

The Best Songs of 2012 (Part 2)

Kendrick Lamar – “Cartoon & Cereal” F. Gunplay

How this didn’t make the cut for good kid, m.A.A.d. city is beyond us.

BADBADNOTGOOD – “Flashing Lights”

Toronto’s top jazz cats reinvigorate a Graduation highlight with some off-the-charts chops.

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” F. Kazu Makino

For some of his first work with a vocalist, Nosaj Thing meshes beautifully with Blond Redhead’s Kazu Makino.

Shigeto – “Huron River Drive”

Shigeto moves from production wizard to jazz maestro by way of hand claps, shuffling percussion, and shimmering keys.

Flying Lotus – “Getting There” F. Niki Randa

Among features from living legends like Erykah Badu and Thom Yorke, it’s newcomer Niki Randa who sounds the best meshing with Flying Lotus on this romantic Until the Quiet Come gem.

Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

Seven years later, Fiona Apple returns with a jaw-dropping new album and a phenomenal lead single to boot.

The Internet – “Give It Time”

Odd Future’s future-soul duo the Internet just keep getting better and on “Give it Time”, they even receive a lil’ help from Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger.

TiRon & Ayomari – “They Go” P. Oddisee

Finding the pocket in Oddisee’s go-go productions ain’t easy, but TiRon and Ayomari are clearly more than up to the task. Can these guys get the attention they deserve already?

Beach House – “Myth”

Nostalgia meets daydreams on Beach House’s enchanting Bloom single.

Blu & Exile – “A Man”

Blu & Exile take us to church with a soul-baring exposure of false idols.

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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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