Listening to these songs is like pushing on a bruise. It’s uncomfortable–but it feels kinda good. Continue reading
When we got our first computer as a kid, I used it to keep a running list of all the top songs on Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. (#nerdalert) Some things haven’t changed. Each week, I update a playlist on my Rdio account to keep track of all the songs that make it on BBC Radio One’s Chart Show. The Chart Show is basically the UK version of AT40. Some of the tracks end up on the American charts, but many do not.
Here are a bunch of my favorite songs of the year that I learned about through The Chart Show. Some became US hits, some didn’t, but all are awesome: Continue reading
Sometimes a song is magic.
It’s everything in 4 minutes and 7 seconds.
You love it and feel lucky to have found it.
That describes this song for me. It’s special and it’s my favorite song of the year.
For the darkest night of…ever!…enjoy some super sexy tracks that became favorites of the year. Continue reading
For #TBT–here are two artists that still got it decades past their “prime”–and are kicking out incredible tracks. Continue reading
What do these two songs have in common? Both songs are from two of the best live acts I saw all year. And I see a lot of shows. Continue reading
Robyn. Ugh. I love her so much! Here’s hoping there’s a full length Robyn release in 2015! But until then–her fantastic collaboration with Royksopp Continue reading
Welcome to the Schoolboy Q edition of my favorite songs of the year! I fell for Q when I caught his set at Pitchfork Fest in 2012. Admittedly, I knew nothing about him. I hadn’t even heard Hands On the Wheel. But that’s why I love festivals–you catch artists you might’ve otherwise missed. Q was at Pitchfork again this year–although on a bigger stage much later in the day Continue reading
These two songs represent the newest and oldest songs to make the list.
The newest is Shamir’s On the Regular–and after one listen–you’ll know why it was immediate included. Continue reading
From now until the end of the year, I’ll be sharing two songs a day that made my list of favorite songs of the year. Conveniently, there were 40 songs that fit on two CDs and 20 days to share them.
To kick off the list–here are two songs that feature work by Christopher Taylor—first as a producer–and then as the artist, SOHN. Continue reading