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Week 27 Music List

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Fraser McAlpine | 10:06 UK time, Sunday, 8 August 2010

Bon Iver - 'Wolves (Act I and II)'
I Am Austin - 'Suicide in May'
Fusion - 'Prototype'
Vampire Weekend - 'Run'
Band of Horses - 'The Funeral'
Tricky - 'Aftermath'
Howie Day - 'Collide'
LL Cool J - 'Phenomenon'
The Cure - 'Close To Me'

And here's the Spotify version, so you can live your life to a The Cut soundtrack.

Now, it's important to state that my endless search for a No.1 in all things has initially come up with no clear winners this week. This isn't because of a lack of quality on display - and even if it was, I wouldn't tell LL Cool J, he's MUSCLEY - it's more to do with the plain, simple fact that you can't judge a song like 'Close To Me' or 'Aftermath' using the same measurements as something like 'Suicide In May'. It simply cannot be done.

So I'm awarding the prize to Bon Iver this week, for the simple reason that he recorded this song in a log cabin in the middle of a freezing wilderness. Everyone else did theirs in nice warm recording studios, so he has the moral victory.

Plus you can't hear his teeth chattering, and that must've been HARD WORK.

Over to you, what's your favourite favourite?



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