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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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The emotional electronics of Hot Chip

"You don't always just feel one thing at one time," says Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip's nerd-genius frontman, referencing the grand ambiguity of pop music.
Head music
By RYAN REED  |  July 13, 2012
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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Lissy Trullie | Lissy Trullie

Lissy Trullie sounds simultaneously hungry and tepid, as if Trullie wants to make a big splash, but her album lacks the conviction or vision to make it happen.
Xenon/Downtown (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 16, 2012
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Billed as a collaborative project, the debut from Boston-bred producer and video artist Ghostdad and Spank Rock–associated XXXChange and Chris Devlin feels a lot more like a loosely-curated DJ set than a cohesive album.
Vice Records (2011)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 11, 2011
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Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010


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Hot Chip | One Life Stand

Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2010
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The future is now

Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009
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Micachu & the Shapes | Jewellery

Jewellery 's regressive auditory freakout is part of its greater complexity.
Rough Trade (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 23, 2009


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Review: Franz Ferdinand's Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

On their third full-length, Franz Ferdinand continue to kick out that post-punk/disco thrust that made past singles "Take Me Out" and "Do You Want To" such loosened-skinny-tie pleasures.
Domino (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 27, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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The beat goes on

It’s been seven years since DFA Records authorized scads of ostensibly soulless hipsters to relax a little and shake their asses the way young people ought to.  
DFA’s heyday may be a whole heydecade
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008
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Almost Famous: Micah Salkind

"You can’t throw a stone here without hitting an artist."
Providence Black Repertory Company
By FRANK MULLIN  |  June 04, 2008
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Procrastination proto-hop

This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 06, 2008


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Hot Chip: Made in the Dark

NYC hipsters the DFA introduced the US to Hot Chip as pocket-protecting purveyors of geeky but hypnotically gorgeous dance tunes.
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By ROQUE STREW  |  February 12, 2008
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DJ Kicks: Hot Chip

For years, the DJ Kicks series on the K7 label represented genre defining at its finest.
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By DAVID DAY  |  April 30, 2007
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House call

Matthew Dear is the golden child of US techno.
Matt Dear comes spinning to town
By DAVID DAY  |  March 14, 2007
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Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007


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Nights on the town

In last year’s “Circuits” year-end wrap-up, we heralded the reach of Boston out to the world at large. This year, things got pretty radical inside the Hub. We Are Cassette, "Angels We Have Heard on High" (mp3)
A year in the local clubs
By DAVID DAY  |  December 18, 2006
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Wired for sound

In the hideyholes and squares all around our expansive city, pockets of electronic-music action can be found churning and yearning. Paul Dailey, "Live in Portland" (mp3)
Paul Dailey nationwide; Jimmy Van M at ID
By DAVID DAY  |  December 06, 2006
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Going on sale: September 8

Badly Drawn Boy, Lez Zeppelin, Hot Chip, Lot Six, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade  
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 05, 2006
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On the racks: June 13

Joan Jett, Futureheads, Hot Chip, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, and more. Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
 
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 14, 2006
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On the racks: May 16, 2006

Plus new records by Radio 4, Rock Kills Kid, and Ben Folds.
T Bone and the Raconteurs show their roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 16, 2006


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By DAVID DAY  |  March 23, 2006
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Techno files

By the time the four-man disco band take the stage at Great Scott, the crowd is so jammed into the Allston venue, you’d swear it was a Saturday night.
Hot Chip live, plus the return of the Orb  
By DAVID DAY  |  March 20, 2006
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Hot Chip

Their next album will be produced by the DFA. Their debut, originally released in the UK in 2004, namechecks Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ween, and Yo La Tengo.
COMING ON STRONG | Astralwerks
By TONY WARE  |  February 22, 2006