Posts from January 2012

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Jan 12

The Freaky Trigger Readers’ Poll 2011: #30-#21

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“Hi! I’m serial tweeter Kanye West, and despite all evidence to the contrary I have enough marbles to introduce this section of the FT Reader’s Poll Results! I’ve even listened to a few of them and everything. I like the ones with me on best. Hang on… there must be a mistake here. WHERE AM I???”

Cheers Kanye. Tracks #30-#21 under the cut!

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Jan 12

The Freaky Trigger Reader’s Poll 2011: #40-#31

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“Hi! I’m Pop Idol winner and all-round charming individual Will Young, here to introduce the next batch of delights for this year’s Reader’s Poll. Sadly I’m not among the tracks below (possibly due to my recent habit of sporting an inadvisable cowlick) but I’m sure they’re all lovely nonetheless! P.S. Watch my dog video.”

Thanks for that Will. Poll results #40-#31 under the cut!

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Jan 12

The Freaky Trigger Readers’ Poll 2011: #50-#41

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Without further ado, let’s plunge headfirst into your top 50!

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The Freaky Trigger Readers’ Poll 2011: #97-#51

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“Hi! We’re amusing pop scamps Rizzle Kicks and we’d like to thank everyone who sent in their votes for this year’s poll! We had a great response in the end (485 songs nominated!) and have very much enjoyed sifting through your ballots on Kat’s behalf, though we’re kind of narked that our track only got to number… well, see for yourself.”

As per last year, here is a big list of lower reaches stuff (tracks that got more than one vote) to get you started – #50-#41 coming up later today!

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Jan 12

The Top 100 Songs of All Time: 7. The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds

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“What were the skies like when you were young?”

I think everyone hears a record in their youth which suddenly reveals a whole new world of possibilities. It could be a three minute punk song, where simplicity and lyrical fervour suddenly make the business of writing your own songs seem possible. Maybe hearing the Aphex Twin opened a world of atonal computer music, bedroom techno that saw no instuments at all. Or think of the kid coming home from yet another tedious trumpet lesson hearing the joyous release of Two Tone and looking in a whole new way at his instrument.

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