Here it is, kids: my full The Best Songs You (Maybe) Didn’t Hear 2010 playlist. Just over 80 minutes from beginning to end, all linked to videos or streaming audio sources. Thanks for playing along all these weeks. Next up: less looking back, more looking forward!
I never got around to sharing my Best Songs You (Maybe) Didn’t Hear list for 2010 with the internets in general in December, so I’ve decided to mine it for fresh post material in February and March. I’m posting the songs in the order in which they would have appeared in the final playlist, so if you play along at home, you’ll have heard a tidy 80-ish minutes of great music when all is said and done. Today we hear from old favorites Massive Attack.
Massive Attack will probably never quite reach Mezzanine heights again, but last year’s Heligoland proved that they can still craft some of the best downtempo electronic grooves. My favorite track, the haunting “Paradise Circus,” marries a ghostly melody; subtle hand-clapped rhythms; a low, rolling bassline; and the soothing, gorgeous vocals of Hope Sandoval to amazing effect. Listen to the song below: