Posted in music on December 20, 2012

Nite Jewel at LPR in August (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonazalez) is a bit of a musical shapeshifter, having previously recorded lo-fi experimental pieces, performed with Linda Perhacs (along with Julia Holter), and performed a Kraftwerk album in its entirety, among other things. Just recently, she recorded a piano cover of Stevie Wonder's "Visions," which you can watch a video of below.

But on this year's One Second of Love, Ramona went for more of an overtly pop approach than her earlier work, and that interest comes across pretty strongly in her top ten songs of 2012 list, which you can check out below. Half of the list is made up of this year's big rap/R&B faves, and it also includes collaborator Julia Holter, Zebra Katz (whose video we just posted), and more.

Check out her full list and the "Visions" video below...

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Nite Jewel - "Visions" (Stevie Wonder cover)

Nite Jewel's Top 10 Songs of 2012
Frank Ocean - "Thinking About You"
Usher - "Climax"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Jeremih - "Fuck U All The Time"
Zebra Katz - "Ima Read"
Bat For Lashes - "Oh Yeah"
Julia Holter - "Marienbad"
Inc. - "The Place"
Miguel - "Adorn"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Nostradamus & Me"

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Comments (12)

I think this artists' top ten lists thing is something you can lose next year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 1:13 PM

or just stop now even.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 1:30 PM

When will we see Buckeye Shrimper's top 10?

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 2:03 PM

Another white indie girl extolling the virtues of top 40s misogynist hip-hop. Thanks, feminism!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 2:41 PM

Damn - Other than Holter and AP, she has the same musical taste as my 15 year old cousin. Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 3:02 PM

i'm still trying to figure out how frank ocean ended up on everyone's top 10 list. haven't figured it out yet. sounds like top 40 mainstream kasey casem crap. what's going on?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 2:37 AM

"Another white indie girl extolling the virtues of top 40s misogynist hip-hop. Thanks, feminism!"

^^^
THIS.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | December 21, 2012 3:29 AM

grine

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 6:31 AM

Her top 10 list is nearly as worthless as her own music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 1:23 PM

or just stop now even.

Posted by Arabseed | December 27, 2012 1:55 PM

Your article is a mixed feeling. But it remains the best in his own style!!!

Posted by Number Book | March 31, 2013 9:47 AM

I love nite jewel.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 6:10 PM

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