The Blog Sound Of 2012 – The Top Five

 

You may recall to coincide with the BBC’s Sound Of 2012, we asked bloggers to vote for who they thought would produce music of note in 2012, the Bloggers long list is here which we thought made a nice contrast to the BBC’s longlist here.

As previously mentioned it wasn’t dreamt up to diss the Beeb’s list, but to highlight music UK blogs genuinely believe in and hope will do well in the coming year.

So without further ado here is the results of the bloggers Sound of 2012 Top Five. Most of our own tips/hopes (which are HERE) aren’t in there but hey ho that’s democracy for ya, however we would have had Friends and Beth Jeans Houghton in our top 20 had we had not decided to keep our published list down to 15. It can be quite difficult because you are on occasion basing your opinion on just a couple of tracks …but anyway

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THE WINNER – Friends

Friends - UK Music Blogs Sound Of 2012

Brooklyn based collective ( isn’t everybody these days ? ) Friends took the UK airwaves by storm with the sexy, sassy “I’m His Girl”, a track that rivalled Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” for being one the most ubiquitous songs of the year. Will their début album herald a false dawn or will it be something of substance ? Only time will tell!

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2.Theme Park

Theme Park

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3.Beth Jeans Houghton


4.French Wives

French Wives

 

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5.Daughter

Daughter

 

 

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And there you have it , doubtless you’ll have your own opinions, but we felt it was a worthwhile exercise and with more time, better organistaion and hopefully more bloggers involved at the years end we see no reason why we cant give this another bash!!

Happy New Year !!!

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