The Getintothis Top 50 Records of 2012: 30-21

By Peter Guy on Dec 11, 12 11:00 AM in End of Year Review

The Getintothis top albums of 2012 countdown continues with slabs of heavy duty riffs, seductive Italo synths and two beauties from Liverpool.

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Django Django: Django Django
Quintessentially English oddball rock and roll channelling the spirit of The Beta Band.
Getintothis reviews Django Django at the Shipping Forecast
Getintothis reviews Django Django at Liverpool Sound City.

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Cat Power: Sun
A heady mix of swaggering yet bruised soul blues by one of music's most fascinating characters. Let's hope she returns blazing after her recent struggles.

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Plan B: Ill Manors
One of UK pop's most ambitious players returns with a storming set of politically abrasive yet hook-laden tracks. His brutal accompanying film is also worth a watch.
Getintothis reviews Plan B reviewed live at Liverpool University
Getintothis on the MOBOs featuring Plan B

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Stealing Sheep: Into The Diamond Sun
Rebecca, Emily and Lucy nailed their debut offering adding rich musical diversity to their already honed vocals; tribal rhythms, psych guitar and the Kazimier's Sam Crombie's production made this a real treat worth revisiting time and again.
Getintothis on Into The Diamond Sun
Getintothis profile on GIT Award nominees Stealing Sheep.
Getintothis on Stealing Sheep's Rearrange
Getintothis on Stealing Sheep: Shut Eye session in Kazimier Garden.

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Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse
In The Red
In a parallel universe Ty Segall would headline the Pyramid Stage and his squalling axe work would cause stars to burst upon. Slaughterhouse is the pinnacle of three superb records release in 2012 - it's simply stunning.

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Kindness: World You Need A Change Of Mind
Female Energy
A delicious cocktail of sensual grooves, tasty synth grinds and a heavy dose of saxophone. To these ears, Adam Bainbridge's debut recalls a certain Prince Rogers Nelson - no bad thing.

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Porcelain Raft: Strange Weekend
Secretly Canadian
Italian New York-based Mauro Remiddi brings the sex to shoegazing; a positively gushing set full of restless rhythms and sensual melodies.
Getintothis reviews Porcelain Raft live at the Shipping Forecast

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How To Dress Well: Total Loss
Weird World
An ode to being out the game, or completely fucked. Tom Krell struggled to match his remarkable debut Love Remains, however, there's much to love here, particularly the Forest Swords co-penned Cold Nites.
Getintothis on How To Dress Well and Cold Nites.
Getintothis reviews Forest Swords live at Liverpool Sound City

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John Heckle: The Second Son
Groove Distribution
Ok, we're cheating, this was released right at the back of 2011. However, Heckle's record is much too good to leave out, his fusion of massive Chicago beats with galactic grooves made this a staple throughout the last 12 months.
Getintothis talks to John Heckle about his debut, DJ-ing across Europe and his music influences
John Heckle exclusive mixtape for Getintothis

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The Men: Open Your Heart
Sacred Bones Records
Searing post-hardcore from Brooklyn. What more do you want?
Getintothis reviews The Men live at the Kazimier

Getintothis' Top 50 Records of 2012: 50-31
Getintothis' Top 50 Albums that didn't make it into Getintothis' Top 50 albums of 2012.
Getintothis' Top 100 Albums of 2011
Getintothis' Top 50 Albums that didn't make it into Getintothis' Top 50 albums of 2011
Getintothis Top 50 Albums of 2010.
Getintothis Top 50 Albums of 2009.
Getintothis Top Albums 100 of 2008.
Getintothis Top Albums 50 of 2007.

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