[12] Passion Pit, ‘The Reeling’

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos made their debut Chunk Of Change EP as a Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. It was awesome, so I hope she appreciated it. The long player’s not quite as great, but perhaps that’s familiarity with the shrill, sugary tunefulness of the Pit. Maybe it’s an analogy for the relationship too. The initial charge has gone, now the couple’s treading water, seeing where it goes from here, refuelling, cleaning their visors, waiting for the lollipop to turn over. Perhaps the passion’s in the pits. Let’s hope the nozzle doesn’t get stuck.

Still here? ‘The Reeling’ is crazed, giddy euphoria with the treble set to nausea. I think it’s twee electro magic and wanted it at No.11, but Junior insisted I swap this and the other song around. Yes, boss. Not that she didn’t like it: it prompted high-speed dancing, some sort of hand jive, twirls (“I’m doing ballet”), and eventually pure chaos with both sisters chasing each other around screaming until I got chopsy.

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2009 Top 20 Singles?

We did this about this time last year, so why change a vaguely popular feature? These are the Top 20 Most Played 2009 Singles on the ever-honest iPod:

[1] Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Zero’
[2] Dananananaykroyd, ‘Black Wax’
[3] The Horrors, ‘Sea Within A Sea’
[4] Passion Pit, ‘The Reeling’
[5] Animal Collective, ‘My Girls’
[6] James Yuill, ‘No Surprise’
[7] Sunny Day Sets Fire, ‘Adrenaline’
[8] TV On The Radio, ‘Dancing Choose’
[9] Frankmusik, ‘Better Off As Two’
[10] Röyksopp featuring Robyn, ‘Girl And The Robot’
[11] Jamie T, ‘Sticks ‘n’ Stones’
[12] Coldplay, ‘Life In Technicolor ii’
[13] U2, ‘Magnificent’
[14] The Phantom Band, ‘The Howling’
[15] Eg, ‘Broken’
[16] Junior Boys, ‘Hazel’
[17] Lily Allen, ‘The Fear’
[18] Fischerspooner, ‘Supply & Demand’
[19] Saint Etienne, ‘Method Of Modern Love’
[20] Red Light Company, ‘Arts & Crafts’

But will it bear any resemblance to the year-end chart? Be sure to check in 18 or 19 weeks.