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Eyewear THE BLOG is among the most read British poetry blogzines, getting more than 20,000 page-views a month. It began in 2005. The views expressed by Canadian-British editor Todd Swift are not necessarily shared by the contributing poets and reviewers, and vice versa. Eyewear blog is archived by The British Library. Any material on this blog infringing copyright will be removed upon request.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #22 'Nocturne' by Wild Nothing

I might have mentioned that recreating a certain 80s sound was uppermost in the minds of many bands this year, but who thought someone would want to perfectly recreate the achingly fragile, sweet pop of China Crisis, which make kittens seems like heavy metal types?  If you want to swoon amidst pale fountains, mist, smashing champagne glasses, and wildly-dyed asymetric hair cuts, look to Wild Nothing, whose sound is so 80s it hurts.  I love this song.  It makes me feel 16 again.  Okay, 14. "You can have me" is just the sort of androgynous passivity that so many of the bands of the time toyed with, if only to entice, to endear.
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