Spector – Never Fade Away (Benny Benassi Remix)

The famed Italian DJ gets Curiosity Rover type-galactic with Spector’s “Never Fade Away”. Martians get down, we get down.

Spector – Never Fade Away (Benny Benassi Remix)

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Rating 8


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Show Review: Spector @ The Satellite, LA 4/17/12


Exactly one year ago, Spector released their first single, “Never Fade Away”, covered here at B3SCI upon release. From that review:

“The track plays both big (large passes over simple chord progressions, dynamic building rhythms and instrumentations) and intimate (lyrical content, you feel like you and you alone are privy to sentiment and desire that is revelatory but tightly guarded by its author.)”

It’s a song that’ll sound new in twenty years because it could’ve hit the Billboard top 40 a half century ago, nestled beside The Marvelettes. “Never Fade Away” was supposed to be the introduction of the next great English rock group, The Vaccines but with more gravitas. And although Spector has yet to release their debut LP, visitors to the Satellite Tuesday night, April 17th, were given a sampling of the London five piece’s diverse and precocious musical offerings, which were headed by one spectacular frontman, singer Fred Macpherson.

I think Spector opted for the earlier, 10pm set time to appease any Coachella goers who were either burnt out from the previous weekend or conserving energy for the upcoming. Whether this had a factor in the somewhat modest turnout, I’m still unsure, but considering the stiff competition on Tuesday included Kasabian (@ Music Box), Elvis Costello (@ The Wiltern), We Were Promised Jetpacks (@ The Echo), and Madeon (@ The Roxy) among others, Spector needn’t be concerned. What’s important is that the concert-goers were very much excited to see the group perform.

Spector opened with “What You Wanted”. Fred Macpherson jettisoned within a 4 foot radius while finger snapping furiously. This guy’s got mad charisma. The instrumentation, which is Chris Burman (guitar), Tom Shickle (bass), Jed Cullen (synth, guitar) and Danny Blandy (drums), favored simple arrangements and syncopated beats. Next, “Friday Night” began with its, little bit of, Badfinger/Pete Ham guitar intro eventually leading into its big bridge accompanied with Spector’s (now) trademark handclaps. From there the band rolled into “Grey Shirt and Tie”. Fred Macpherson hammed things up a little bit between songs, appearing sloshed which I think could be homage to one of those Dean Martin type moments. The band was loud in the mix. They were better live than on record, proving the pivotal difference between bands of ‘buzz’ and speculation, and simply good bands able to be judged on performance. The rest of the set went as follows: “Twenty Nothing”, “Celestine”, the recent Mr. Lowe number one, “Lay Low”, presumably off the forthcoming record, “Chevy Thunder” and of course “Never Fade Away” for the finale.

There were no alarms and no surprises. Spector has some great songs and Macpherson is a spectacularly wild and rambunctious frontman, who can even be a little foppish with his trusty comb. As Spector develop, it will be interesting to observe the band’s relationship between their live performance and their studio work. But thou shalt not play devil’s advocate! Spector, it’s time to record a couple more singles for the ages.

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Rating: 8.667


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Spector – Celestine

photo via Richard Johnson

photo via Richard Johnson

UK’s new thunder Spector keeps rolling with “Celestine”. Frontman Fred Macpherson has one of those voices that instantly recalls the timelessness of the best 80s pop, and with the band and killer (dare we say early Killers-esque) tunes to back that voice up, “Celestine” combines the electro stylings of “Grey Shirt and Tie” with the anthemic aspirations of last spring’s introduction, “Never Fade Away”. Zane Lowe debuted the studio version on Radio 1 the other day and b3sci’s got you for the replay.

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Rating: 8.2

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Florence & The Machine – No Light No Light (Spector Ryan Gosling Mix)


Spector breathes new life into the single off of Florence and the Machine’s latest Ceremonials. Proving not only that “No Light, No Light” will enjoy the prosperous life that so many other great Flo tracks do, but also that the world has a new A-list producer to keep atop their radars.

Florence & The Machine – No Light No Light (Spector Ryan Gosling Mix)

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Rating: 9.2


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Spector – Grey Shirt & Tie


Spector drops a very electro beat on their new single, “Grey Shirt & Tie”. Church bells and synth layers create a 2011 wall-of-sound aesthetic. The layering increases throughout the track, which isolates Fred Macpherson’s vocal and makes it shine. Spector is doing radio ready rock (that dying genre) better than just about anyone in the UK right now. Now it’s time to show USA some love with a few tour dates! Contributed by Chris Gedos

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Rating: 8.24

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Spector – What You Wanted


B3SCI radar makers Spector have returned with their second offering “What You Wanted”. The new single has proved worth the wait and is a solid follow-up to the irresistible qualities of “Never Fade Away”. More to come from this five-piece out of London…

Spector – What You Wanted

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Rating: 8.28

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Spector – Never Fade Away


As is the mark of many great songs, “Never Fade Away”, new from UK band Spector, works on multiple levels. The track plays both big (large passes over simple chord progressions, dynamic building rhythms and instrumentations) and intimate (lyrical content, you feel like you and you alone are privy to sentiment and desire that is revelatory but tightly guarded by its author.) “Never Fade Away” sums up to a great expression, eruption, explosion of emotion and feeling. The moment is pivotal and important and the music plays to that notion perfectly.

Spector – Never Fade Away

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Rating: 8.7


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Lords of BTOWN: Swim Deep


Swim Deep is a new band on the cusp of an emergence into the mainstream spotlight – having flourished amongst a newly thriving British Midlands music scene. In the 70’s and 80’s Birmingham was a hive of undiscovered rock and metal, producing legends such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. During the 90’s it was engulfed in the Madchester Britpop movement with bands like The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene mimicking what was happening in the North. In truth, it was missing a true musical identity of its own. Fast forward to 2012. The almost overnight success of Peace, a Cure-inspired indie-pop outfit, saw a whole host of indie labels fighting to pluck the next big thing out of dingy nightclubs like The Rainbow, The Victoria and Sunflower Lounge.

Suddenly the city seemed filled with bands making ironically indie-beach-pop music set against a dingy industrial backdrop, christened BTOWN by the locals. The fact that the city is so vast and yet the amount of live music venues is relatively small, has meant that bands have needed to network in ways different from bands in other larger cities. It’s well documented that successful locals such as Peace, Troumaca, Corelli, Wide Eyed, JAWS and Swim Deep were all regular drinking buddies when they were growing up. In turn, this created a chain of bands bringing one-another into the mainstream; Swim Deep began supporting Peace, JAWS started supporting Swim Deep and Wide Eyed have recently begun supporting JAWS. Swim Deep are undisputedly the new next-big-thing to come out of BTOWN. Dressed like ninenties throwbacks and sporting long hair like California surfers you can’t dispute their talent – The dreamy rhythms, the introspection of their lyricism and altogether rawness of their sound. Debut track “King City” flew around the social-web with a video that was paid homage to the city that was backing them, showing the boys skating around run-down graffiti-clad parts of the city and drinking in local bars. Next came “She Changes The Weather”, a laid-back, sleepy love-song that could still be adapted when the band thrashed it out live, stage-dives and all.

Having signed to RCA last year, the four-piece have broken the city limits jetting around the world to spread their sun-kissed tunes supporting the likes of Spector on tour. Swim Deep will no doubt be heading along a path of international recognition with the release of their debut album Where The Heaven Are We making its appearance this September. But they will always be a product of an incredible wave of music that’s coming out of Birmingham. By Angela Newfield

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Rating 8.2


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Rave’s Fave: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Hate The Taste

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Luckily enough, their new Spector At the Feast album drops March 19 and just as our SXSW recoveries are underway. It’s a typical strong album for the BRMC crew, sometimes fast and hard, sometimes more mellow and on the slow side. Fans appreciate both styles from the band. “Hate the Taste” from the album is emerging for me as an early fave, and I know they’ll kill this one live as well. By Bruce Rave

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B3SCI Staff Top 20s

2012. It was a year. We made it through the hurricane, we survived the apocalypse, we shined bright like diamonds, etc. As we toast 2012 and look forward to a major 2013, join the b3 crew in popping the cap on all our individual favorite songs and albums of the past year. See y’all in 2013!


Mike Clemenza

01. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
02. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
03. Jessie Ware – Devotion
04. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
05. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
06. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
07. Keaton Henson – Sweetheart What Have You Done To Us
08. Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
09. Usher – Looking 4 Myself
10. DIIV – Oshin
11. Tame Impala – Lonerism
12. The xx – Coexist
13. Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
14. Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
15. The Vaccines – Come of Age
16. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
17. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
18. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
19. The Maccabees – Given to the Wild
20. Lucy Rose – Like I Used To

Troy Meyer

01. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
02. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
03. Jessie Ware – Devotion
04. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
05. Tame Impala – Lonerism
06. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
07. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
08. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
09. DIIV – Oshin
10. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
11. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
12. El-P – Cancer For Cure
13. Grizzly Bear – Shields
14. Chromatics – Kill For Love
15. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
16. How to Dress Well – Total Loss
17. John Talabot – fin
18. Actress – R.I.P.
19. Cat Power – Sun
20. Jeremih – Late Nights

Christopher Gedos

01. Bob Dylan – The Tempest
02. The Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
03. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
04. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
05. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Bruce Rave

01. Django Django—Django Django
02. Muse—The 2nd Law
03. The Vaccines—Come Of Age
04. Jack White—Blunderbuss
05. Silversun Pickups—Neck Of the Woods
06. Howler—America Give Up
07. The Ravonettes—Observator
08. Hot Chip—In Our Heads
09. Madness—Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da
10. Metric—Synthetica
11. Passion Pit—Gossamer
12. The Walkmen—Heaven
13. The Hives—Lex Hives
14. Soft Swells—Soft Swells
15. Bloc Party—Four
16. Divine Fits—A Thing Called Divine Fits
17. Cloud Nothings—Attack on Memory
18. The Royalty—Lovers
19. Reel Big Fish—Candy Coated Fury
20. Father John Misty—Fear Fun

Erin Routson

01. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
02. Prinzhorn Dance School – Clay Class
03. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
04. 2 Chainz – Based On a T.R.U. Story
05. Ke$ha – Warrior
06. Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa
07. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
08. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
09. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
10. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
11. The xx – Co-Exist
12. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
13. Tame impala – Lonerism
14. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
15. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
16. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
17. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
18. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
19. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
20. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City

Jon Herriot

01. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
02. Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is an Animal
03. Mumford and Sons – Babel
04. The Shins – Port of Marrow
05. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D City
06. Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead
07. Said The Whale – Little Mountain
08. Metric – Synthetica
09. The Lumineers – Submarines
10. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
11. Passion Pit – Gossamer
12. John K Samson – Provincial
13. Bahamas – Barchords
14. Hoodie Allen – All American
15. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – The Heist
16. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe
17. Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas
18. Grimes – Visions
19. The xx – Coexist
20. Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk

Nathan Hetherington

01 Alt-J: An Awesome Wave
03 Pond: Beard Wives Denim
04 Polica: Give You The Ghost
05 Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself
06 John Talabot: Fin
07 Django Django: Django Django
08 Tame Impala: Lonerism
09 Mac Demarco: 2
10 xxyyxx: xxyyxx
11 Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber
12 Lower Dens: Nootropics
13 Allah-las: Allah-las
14 Chairlift: Something
15 The Luyas: Animator
16 Yeasayer: Fragrant World
17 Negative Pegasus: Looming
18 Clock Opera: Ways To Forget
19 Daphni: JIAOLONG
20 Dark Dark Dark: Who Needs Who

Brian Litwin

01. Purity ring – Shrines
02. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d. City
03. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
04. Grimes – Visions
05. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
06. Poolside – Pacific Central Time
07. Tame Impala – Lonerism
08. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
09. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
10. Death Grips – The Money Store
11. Passion Pit – Gossamer
12. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
13. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
14. Yeasayer -Fragant World
15. The M Machine – Metropolis Pt. 1
16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
17. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
18. The xx – Coexist
19. Jessie Ware – Devotion
20. Grizzly Bear – Shields

Russ Ramos

01. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
02. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die Paradise Edition
03. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
04. Kitten – Cut It Out
05. Jessie Ware – Devotion
06. Krewella – Play Hard
07. JMSN – Priscilla
08. Meg Myers – Daughter in the Choir
09. Grimes – Visions
10. Zedd – Clarity
11. Kimbra – Vows
12. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
13. Fun. – Some Nights
14. Gotye – Making Mirrors
15. Best Coast – The Only Place
16. Calvin Harris – 18 Months
17. Frank + Derol – Frank + Derol
18. Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
19. Skrillex – Bangarang
20. Alexander Spit – A Breathtaking Trip


Mike Clemenza

01. Yuna – Live Your Life
02. Frank Ocean – Thinking Bout You
03. Big Sean – Clique (Feat. Kanye West & Jay-Z)
04. Tom Odell – Another Love
05. The xx – Angels
06. Muse – Madness
07. Madeon – The City (Feat. Zak Waters)
08. Trails and Ways – Nunca
09. Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
10. Rhye – The Fall
11. Schoolboy Q – Hands On The Wheel (Feat. A$ap Rocky)
12. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold
13. The Neighbourhood – Sweater Song
14. The 1975 – You
15. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
16. Jessie Ware – Running
17. Dan Croll – From Nowhere
18. Purity Ring – Odebear
19. Blondfire – Where The Kids Are
20. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me

Troy Meyer

01. Usher – Climax
02. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
03. Jessie Ware – Running
04. Kanye West – Clique (Feat. Jay-Z & Big Sean)
05. Jai Paul – Jasmine
06. Solange Knowles – Losing You
07. Miguel – Adorn
08. Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Feat. Lady Gaga)
09. Lana Del Rey – Ride
10. Rihanna – Diamonds
11. Yuna – Live Your Life
12. Ke$ha – Die Young
13. Purity Ring – Obedear
14. Rhye – The Fall
15. The xx – Sunset
16. Meek Mill – Amen (Feat. Drake)
17. The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
18. Nicki Minaj – Beez in the Trap (Feat. 2 Chainz)
19. Peace – Follow Baby
20. Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Bruce Rave

01. Foxy Shazam—I like It
02. Django Django—Default
03. Gold Fields—Moves
04. The Vaccines—Teenage Icon
05. Passion Pit—Take A Walk
06. Fun—Be Calm
07. The Presets—Ghosts
08. The Vaccines—Bad Mood
09. Tilly and the Wall—Heavy Mood
10. Diamond Rings—I’m Just Me
11. Bloc Party—Octapus
12. Battle Tapes—Sweatshop Boys
13. Dirty Projectors—Gun Has No Trigger
14. Beach House—On the Sea
15. Citizens!–True Romance
16. Crocodiles—Endless Flowers
17. The Walkmen—We Can’t Be Beat
18. Citizens!–(I’m In Love With Your) Girlfriend
19. Father John Misty—Nancy From Now On
20. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros—Dear Believer

Trevor Meyer

1. Peace – California Daze
2. Gabriel Bruce – Sleep Paralysis
3. George Barnett – Lone Rose
4. Kendrick Lamar – Enjoy
5. Saint Motel – 1997
6. Big Boi – Lines
7. The Record Company – This Crooked City
8. Natural Child – Derek’s Blues
9. The #1s – He’s Too Good For Everyone Else, But He’s Not Good Enough For You
10. Fast Years – Young Hearts
11. Porcelain Raft – Something In Between
12. Tayyib Ali – I Ain’t Scared
13. Sam Sparro – Happiness
14. Wild Nothing – Only Heather
15. Triptides- Bright Sky
16. Azealia Banks – Fuck Up The Fun
17. Tame Impala – Mind Mischief
18. Mike Higbee – The Waltz of Dead Love
19. Go Back To The Zoo – Weekend America
20. Dan Croll – From Nowhere

Erin Routson

01. Solange – Losing You
02. A$AP Rocky – Fuckin’ Problems (Feat. 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar)
03. Meek Mill – Amen (Feat. Drake)
04. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
05. Kitty Pryde – Okay Cupid
06. HAIM – Hold Me
07. YN Rich Kids – Hot Cheetos & Takis
08. Pac Div – Cross Trainers
09. Chief Keef – I Don’t Like
10. Santigold – Disparate Youth
11. MIA – Bad Girls
12. Fun – Some Nights
13. Kindness – Swingin’ Party
14. Big Boi – Higher Res (Feat. Little Dragon and Jai Paul)
15. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
16. Blur – Under the Westway
17. Danny Brown – Grown Up
18. The Hood Internet – These Things Are Nice
19. Kanye West – Clique (Feat. Jay-Z and Big Sean)
20. Sinkane – Runnin

Jon Herriot

01. Santigold – Disparate Youth
02. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
03. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court
04. The Royal Concept – D-D-Dance
05. Passion Pit – Carried Away
06. The Shins – Simple Song
07. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
08. The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904
09. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
10. Everything Everything – Kemosabe
11. RAC – Hollywood (Feat. Penguin Prison)
12. Azealia Banks – 212
13. Joey Bada$$ – Survival Tactics
14. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
15. Rah Rah – Prairie Girl
16. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (Feat. Florence Welch)
17. Grimes – Oblivion
18. Wiz Khalifa – Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd)
19. Carousel – Where Have You Gone?
20. Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Erin Feathers

01. Yuna – Lve Your Life
02. Usher – Climax
03. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
04. Jai Paul – Jasmine
05. Grimes – Oblivion
06. Miguel- Adorn
07. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
08. Alt-J – Breezeblocks
09. Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools (Drank)
10. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
11. Big Boi – Lines (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)
12. Death Grips – The Fever (Aye Aye)
13. Tame Impala – Elephant
14. Schoolboy Q – There He Go
15. PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes
16. Purity Ring – Obedear
17. RZA – Baddest Man Alive (Feat. The Black Keys)
18. Beach House – Myth
19. The Artic Monkeys – RU Mine
20. Spiritualized – Hey Jane

Nathan Hetherington

01 Grizzly Bear: Yet Again
02 Everything Everything: Cough Cough
03 Purity Ring: Obedear
04 Four Tet: Lion (Jamie xx Remix)
05 Major Lazer: Get Free (Feat. Amber Coffman)
06 Savages: Husbands
07 Bat For Lashes: Laura
08 Jacques Greene, Koreless: Arrow
09 Liars: No. 1 Against The Rush
10 Odd Future: Oldie
11 The 1975: You
12 Daughter: Medicine
13 Porcelain Raft: Is It Too Deep For You
14 Nicolas Jaar: And I Say (With Just One Glance) (Feat. Scout LaRue and Will Epstein)
15 The xx: Angels
16 Splashh: Vacation
17 Foxygen: Shuggie
18 El-P: $Vic/FTL (Me And You)
19 Fear of Men: Green Sea
20 Egyptian Hip Hop: Yoro Diallo

Brian Litwin

01 – Frank Ocean – Pyramids
02 – Alt-J – Fitzpleasure
03 – Grimes – Oblivion
04 – Dirty Projectors – About To Die
05 – Bat For Lashes – Laura
06 – Purity Ring – Fineshrine
07 – Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
08 – Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pool (Drank)
09 – Alabama Shakes – Hold On
10 – Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
11 – Santigold – Disparate Youth
12 – Death Grips – Get Got
13 – Yeasayer – Longevity
14 – AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love
15 – Tame Impala – Elephant
16 – The xx – Angels
17 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop (Feat. Wanz)
18 – Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
19 – HAIM – Send Me Down
20 – The Soft Pack – Bobby Brown

Russ Ramos

01. Ellie Goulding – Don’t Say a Word
02. Lana Del Rey – Gods & Monsters
03. Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (Feat. Andre 3000)
04. Kitten – G#
05. Jessie Ware – Night Light
06. Krewella – Alive
07. JMSN – Love & Pain
08. Meg Myers – Curbstomp
09. Shlohmo – Changes (Shlomo Remix)
10. Santigold – Disparate Youth
11. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
12. Zedd – Clarity (Aylen Remix)
13. Flinch Light It Up (Feat. Heather Bright)
14. Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix)
15. Alexander Spit – B.N.E. (Feat. C.B.G.)
16. Knife Party – Fire Hive (Krewella Remix)
17. Kavinsky – Nightcall
18. Iggy Azaelea – My World
19. The Weeknd – Gone
20. Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Delta Heavy Remix)

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B3SCI Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts

49. Ceremony – Zoo

48. Jeremih – Late Nights

47. Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead

46. Yeasayer – Fragrant World

45. Django Django – Django Django

44. Grimes – Visions

43. Lucy Rose – Like I Used To

42. Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

41. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

40. The Fresh & Onlys – Long Slow Dance

39. Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa

38. Usher – Looking 4 Myself

37. Poolside – Pacific Standard Time

36. Cat Power – Sun

35. Father John Misty – Fear Fun

34. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

33. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon

32. Actress – R.I.P.

31. Joey Bada$$ – 1999

30. Polica – Give You the Ghost

29. Purity Ring – Shrines

28. The xx – Co-Exist

27. The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

26. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

25. John Talabot – fin

24. Chromatics – Kill For Love

23. Bob Dylan – Tempest

22. How To Dress Well – Total Loss

21. Keaton Henson – Sweetheart What Have You Done To Us

20. Godspeed You! Back Emperor – Allelujah Don’t Bend Ascend

19. El-P – Cancer For Cure

18. Grizzly Bear – Shields

17. Schoolboy Q – Habits and Contradictions

16. DIIV – Oshin

15. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

14. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

13. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

12. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

11. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

10. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

09. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

08. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

07. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

06. Tame Impala – Lonerism

05. Jessie Ware – Devotion

04. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

03. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

02. Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d City

01. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

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Young Kato – Break Out

Young Kato just might be looking to break out of sorts with this new track from their forthcoming debut EP. At their average youthful age of 18’ish, and having already gigged with the likes of UK heavy hitters such as Spector, the Cheltenham six piece is already finding itself a loyal following on the UK live circuits. “Break Out” packs heaps of commercial viability and power rotation ambition, so sing along and look out for Young Kato in 2013.

Young Kato – Break Out

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Rating 8.0


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