Rolling Stone Brasil has now released its much-waited (by me, in any case) ‘Best of 2012’ lists: the 10 best records, and the 10 best tracks. Not that I’m a ranking fanatic, but these lists allow me to discover stuff I knew nothing about and thus stay more or less abreast of the latest developments in Brazilian music. And indeed, there are lots of musicians on these two lists that I had never heard of, and from a brief inspection some of them very promising.
The number one track is the Racionais MC song I posted last week (sorry dmf, I know you were not impressed…), but otherwise most of the ‘winners’ have not been BMoF guests so far. Some exceptions are Caetano Veloso (new record ranked as best of the year, in the year he turned 70!) and CéU. I still have lots of work to do to listen to all this new stuff, but for now let me post three songs: ‘Essa é pra tocar no baile’ by BNegão & Os Seletores de Frequência (4th in the song ranking, 3rd in the album ranking), ‘Falta de ar’ by CéU, (4th in album ranking) and ‘A Bossa Nova é foda’ by Caetano Veloso (1st in album ranking, 3rd in song ranking).
There is some great material for upcoming BMoFs on these lists (for example, Tulipa Ruiz, 2nd in album ranking; I have the album, but I think I still don’t ‘get’ it all the way), but this should do for now.