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Guest Lists: The Phoenix writers + WFNX staff select their top tracks of 2012

Listen in this weekend (December 23 to 25) and the next (December 29 to January 1) to hear songs from each contributors list as well as their thoughts and other surprises.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2012
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Descending into madness: National pop of 2012

Harvests are deteriorating, polar icecaps are melting, eternal global war is a way of life, and people seem to think that Japandroids are the future of rock.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 21, 2012
Album: Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring | Shrines

Ever imagined what it would be like to hear an angel-voiced woman recite a book of fairy tales in the back of a nightclub at 2 am as drowsy synth lines float through the speakers?
4AD (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  July 20, 2012
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South By South Mess

Ah, SXSW 2012!
Bring on the ADD!
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 23, 2012
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Claire Boucher makes Grimes her thing

If you want to make music — I mean, if you really want to make music — there are several steps.
Self-starter
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Cloud Nothings + Grimes + SBTRKT + Zola Jesus at SXSW 2012

Cloud Nothings, Grimes, SBTRKT, and Zola Jesus perform live at various venues at SXSW 2012 in Austin TX on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 16, 2012


Grimes -- Visions

Grimes | Visions

The debut record from Grimes, an alias of the Montreal-based Boucher, kicks off the peculiarity parade by presenting song titles steeped in cutesy affectation.
Arbutus (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 03, 2012
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Madonna, Sleigh Bells, Rick Ross, Lana Del Rey, and Grimes highlight early 2012 releases; plus, a concert sampler

There's nothing particularly apocalyptic about the releases thus far slated for 2012: perhaps this is the way that the music world melts down, with a whimper rather than a bang, right?
Winter forecast
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 30, 2011