To be found in the ‘Leaves You Cleansed’ aisle
This has to be my favourite song of the year. If there were ten minutes left before the end of the world I would like to spend 9 minutes and 52 seconds of them listening to this. Why? Well, I love the contrasts – the purity of the lilting keyboard riff that opens the song and stays as a constant theme throughout alongside the impending mood of darkness and unease as the synths start pulsating, hypnotically building up into ever more immersive crescendos. Then the vocals, screamed into a children’s karaoke microphone for maximum distortion. What is he saying? Don’t have a clue, to be honest (and perhaps that’s the point), but I think I can make out ‘What will become of us?’ and the refrain ‘Why?’ screamed from the bottom of his lungs until the listener just melts into the pure assault that has been waged upon her. And it leaves you cleansed – there is a message of hope that emerges from the darkness and violence that underpin this song (which would arguably be irrelevant if the world were going to end in 8 seconds time). It is a noisy masterpiece.