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50 Best Songs of 2012

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Japandroids, 'The House That Heaven Built'


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Leigh Righton
24/50

Two Vancouver guys cut the year's most fist-pumping indie-rock song, a scorcher that suggests Springsteen with a sore throat and his underpants on fire. Amid atomic-buzz-saw chords and a raggedly catchy hook, Brian King rails against a "lifeless life," concluding, "If they try to slow you down, tell 'em all to go to hell." Yeah!


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