The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #16 - Django Django

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Django Django

WHAT: Django Django

WHEN: October 2012

Ribbon Records

WHY: It would be enough to say I like Django Django because of their Scottish origins (art school, naturally). But there's more to it than that. Essentially, they're like Hot Chip and The Beta Band gone to the Hacienda, completely off their heads and having a grand old time. Sweet mercy, my friends, this is a fun record, and utterly infectious to boot. Resistance is futile.  

"Hail Bop" "Firewater" "Waveforms" "Love's Dart" "WOR" "Life's A Beach"


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