Sunday, December 20, 2015

Top 20 Songs of 2015!!

Here they are! The moment you've all been waiting for!! Counting 'em down from 20 to 1!!

20. "Big Decisions" by My Morning Jacket
19. "Make You Better" by The Decemberists
18. "Believe" by Mumford and Sons
17. "Fool For Love" by Lord Huron
16. "Someone New" by Hozier
15. "I Bet My Life" by Imagine Dragons
14. "Bad Blood" by Ryan Adams
13. "Fire And the Flood" by Vance Joy
12. "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" by Chris Cornell
11. "Things Happen" by Dawes
10. "Black Sun" by Death Cab for Cutie
9. "My Type" by Saint Motel
8. "What Kind of Man" by Florence and The Machine
7. "S.O.B." by Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
6. "Outta My Mind" by The Arcs
5. "Lampshades on Fire" by Modest Mouse
4. "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men
3. "Don't Wanna Fight" by Alabama Shakes
2. "Ship to Wreck" by Florence and The Machine

annnnnddd....the number 1 song of 2015 isss....


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year too!! I'll be back next year!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New songs for December 9th 2015

here they are:

"Alone On Christmas Day" by Phoenix (featuring Bill Murray): Yes, THAT Bill Murray. The one from films like "Scrooged" and "What About Bob?" The reason being is that this song is a part of his "A Very Murray Christmas" special, in which the veteran comedian hobnobs with recent stars like "SNL"'s Amy Poehler, Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, pop sensation Miley Cyrus, and all four members of the French indie-pop band Phoenix. When it comes to Bill's interaction during the special with Phoenix, he asks the quartet to "play something that nobody knows", which they do! (Unless you happen to be a hardcore Beach Boys fan - even I didn't know that this was originally one of their songs until recently). "Alone On Christmas Day", as its title implies, is a rather melancholy song, which is rather unusual for the typically energetic, hyped up music that Phoenix has become known for. It's probably one of the most heartwarming things you'll ever hear from Bill Murray OR Phoenix, and it's endearingly odd enough that I'd venture to call it the 21st century equivalent to the Bing Crosby and David Bowie Christmas duet from '77!

"Sound And Color" by Alabama Shakes: What?! ANOTHER Alabama Shakes song?!? But I just reviewed them the LAST time I did this blog! I guess their latest album is just THAT good! Like a lot of the songs from "Sound and Color" (the album, not the song), this song could be considered "funk from outer space", but its title track differs from the other four songs that have become singles from the album in that it doesn't feature that much guitar. Instead, it features more xylophone (at least I THINK that's what they're using - it's hard to tell), synthesizer, and string orchestras. It's a slow jam, but its sound is more the sophisticated jazzy neo-soul of Erykah Badu than it is the raw, earthy soul of Pickett, Redding, James Brown, etc. Its hypnotic, trance induced sound could also be compared to groups like TV on the Radio.