December 22, 2010 –
1. The ingenious mashup–starting with Ratatat’s “Nostrand”–that underscores YouTube user genrocks’ even more ingenious “Filmography 2010,” a six-minute survey of 270 movies released this year.
2. Kanye West’s contribution to this year’s Christmas repertoire: “Christmas in Harlem” (distributed via his own G.O.O.D. Music blog), which features verses from a half-dozen of his associates, including Cam’ron, Jim Jones and CyHi Da Prince.
3. PJ Harvey’s “Written on the Forehead,” from her forthcoming album Let England Shake: a deranged, woozy “All Along the Watchtower”-style vision (by way of a couple of Jeanette Winterson novels), built on a sample of Niney the Observer’s “Blood and Fire.”
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