Princess Stomper

22 of Princess Stomper’s favourite songs of 2012 so far

This song is more infectious than Jeff Goldblum’s laptop in Independence Day

 Hannah Golightly

Suck My Minaj

If Nicki Minaj wasn’t appearing to simultaneously appeal to primary school children and your lap dance-loving dad, she could be a role model for rebellion with her penchant for swearing like her breath depended on it. She sounds hardcore. She looks I-Don’t-Even-Wanna-Know-What-Core.

 Scott Creney

Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery (Hot Charity/XL)

There’s a righteousness at the heart of these songs, a riveting freedom that makes Contemporary Indie — cute, smug, obvious, self-obsessed, eager to please — seem hilariously and stupidly irrelevant.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 451: Julia Holter

Sure. Julia Holter does sound softened, magical, intimate. Beauty is saddened.

 Everett True

a mini-rant about a Stereogum ‘news’ story about Grimes

Some of the most impressively bad writing about Grimes the internet has yet produced.

 Wallace Wylie

Grimes – Visions (Arbutus Records/4AD)

Visions seduces me a little more, yet at the same time, I know I will never truly love it


These are a Few of my Favourite Things … from 2011 | Victoria Birch

Maybe I’ll save the angst and tell her we started here all along