Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #28 'Ill Manors' by Plan B
Hard to remember before the Olympic summer of joy, but this was the early sound of summer 2012 - angry, shockingly ugly, bluntly political, and urgent - Plan B's finest moment. Plan B's movie felt over-determined to me, but the song's lyrics remain about as relevant as any British song of the century so far. This is one we'll be returning to in a decade, in a century, to recall what these austere mean days were like. "We're just bloody broke in Britain" indeed.