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Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #1 'White Knuckle Ride' by Slaves

Here, at last, is the long awaited Eyewear Top Songs of 2012 Countdown: let's start with #1 for a change.  Slaves' blunt punk aesthetic is, in an often very slick and aurally complex musical year, with lots of (happy) 80s pop flourishes, astringently welcome, and, with its astute query "WTF happened?", timeless and universal.

These are meant to be the songs I enjoyed listening to the most this year, usually on Spotify, while posting here.  They are not selected to appear critically clever or even broad church, or to capture the true mood of the times, though this song does.  We each have our own silver lining playlists, now...




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