Top Ten Tunes Of 2012: History Of Apple Pie’s Picks [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

Posted December 27

The end of the year is all about reflections, new beginnings and, naturally, listening to lots and lots of tunes. That’s why we’ve asked a cadre of bands to assemble a collection of kicka$$ playlists featuring their favorite jams of 2012. Next up, we have History of Apple Pie‘s picks. Check them out after the jump.

1. Chromatics – “Kill For Love”

Steph: Loved this dark and dense track by Chromatics. The futuristic disco sounds and hypnotic vocals will leave you feeling exhilarated and ridiculously cool.

2. Tame Impala – “Elephant”

Steph: One of the cleverist songs ever written. The bluesy, Sabbath-esque riffs and stomping bass capture the song’s title perfectly. Earth-shaking!

3. Sharon Van Etten – “Give Out”

Kelly: Her lyrics are always really interesting and heartfelt. The chorus of this song has been stuck in my head so many times this year!

4. Goat – “Goatman”

James: Probably my favorite song from my favorite album of 2012.

5. DIIV – “Home”

Kelly: This is the last song on the album; its beauty is in its simplicity.

6. Sleigh Bells – “D.O.A”

Jerome: I’m really into the swirly vocal thing in this song. Also I feel like Sleigh Bells is the band I would’ve made if I’d ever actually gotten round to buying a drum machine.

7. Zebra Katz – “Hey Ladies”

Jerome: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I NEVER get bored of the rhyme ‘ladies’ and ‘Mercedes.’

8. Beak> – “Mono”

James: Beak> released my other favourite album of the year, but they’ve just released this new non-album single, which is probably their most accessible song yet.

9. Grimes – “Oblivion”

Aslam: It’s just a great song. Bonus points for reminding my of ‘Johnny and Mary’ by Robert Palmer (one of many guilty pleasures).

10. Weird Dreams – Holding Nails

Aslam: ‘Holding Nails’ soundtracked many a 5-minute saunter over the last year. If it was a cup of tea, I’d drink it.

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