Albums of the Year: Phwoar Tet

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FROM the five potential Albums of the Year I highlighted halfway through 2012, Four Tet’s Pink was the one that came up with the goods.
Not an album as such, the LP is a compilation of recent EPs plus two unreleased tracks – but as a collection it still works.
Pink is a rose-tinted, rich and warm take on the world of dance music and electronica.
Although it’s informed by dancefloor roots, it’s still more of a headphone masterpiece, and throughout Four Tet keeps it simple yet at all times breathtakingly beautiful.
If it gets your vote, click on the poll below – and if it doesn’t, let me know in the comments!

Which is the top Album of the Year 2012

Soundcast: Albums of the Year 2012

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EARLIER today, Sound Advice revealed the Albums of the Year for 2012.
As you might expect, it’s a mixed bag – with award winning efforts such as Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave rubbing shoulders with the lesser-known likes of Clean George IV.
So to make sure you’re all fully versed in this year’s selection, here’s a playlist below to listen to before you place your vote even further below.

Which is the top Album of the Year 2012

Sound Advice Albums of the Year 2012

IN THE festive run-up to the end of the year, it’s a time for tradition – and it’s traditional for me to sit down with some headphones and a pad of paper and beat myself up royally about which 10 albums from the year I like best.
Here’s this year’s selection – if you don’t know them, I strongly suggest you get acquainted, I’ll be posting up a playlist later today, and please take a second to vote for your favourite below.
I’ll be explaining a bit more about each selection individually over the coming weeks, and I’d love to hear any suggestions of albums I’ve overlooked in the comments section.

Which is the top Album of the Year 2012

News: The ginger one from Girls Aloud now the pink one from Girls Aloud

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BREAKING important music news on the blog tonight – Nicola Roberts has dyed her hair pink.
Nicola Roberts – you know, the ginger one from Girls Aloud.
The new style, which has been compared to a fruit salad sweet, was revealed on Twitter earlier today. I’ll be a 3am Girl yet.
For the record, this still doesn’t change my Girls Aloud order.