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Top Songs of 2017

Posted January 2, 2018 By admin

Here is my list of top songs released in 2017. It includes 64 songs (whittled down from a starting list of over 200), totaling a little over 4 hours, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. I’ve included a Spotify playlist, as well as a link to download these songs as MP3’s. Enjoy!

Alexz Johnson – Aftermath
Almighty American – Passing Time
Andrew Combs – Silk Flowers
Ane Brun – Unchained Melody
Benjamin Booker – Motivation
Bishop Briggs – Dark Side
Bob Dylan – Once Upon a Time
Bobby Bare – Where Did It Go
Bordeen – Trouble Making
Boyz II Men – Up on the Roof
Caroline Spence – Heart of Somebody
Chandrika Tandon – Song of the Spirit
Charlie Parr – HoBo
Chastity Brown – How Could I Forget
Chuck Berry – Wonderful Woman
The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam – A Drink After Midnight
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast
Damian Marley – Medication (ft. Stephen Marley)
Dan Auerbach – Stand By My Girl
Dan Wilson – Someone Like You
Daniel Meade – Throwing Pebbles (Round My Head)
Dead Man Winter – Am I Breaking Down
Debi Nova – No Nos Sobran los Domingos
The Deslondes – Ribbon Creeks Collide
Eddie Berman – Joann
Erik Koskinen – Free Man
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Herb Alpert – Joy to the World & Silver Bells – Medley
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Finale
Jess Ray – You’re Gonna Love Me
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone
John Mayer – Moving On and Getting Over
John Moreland – Lies I Chose to Believe
Jonny P – Stand By
Joshua Radin – High and Low
Kasey Chambers – You Ain’t Worth Suffering For
Kevin Eubanks – What’s Going On
Kina Grannis – When Will I Learn
Lana Del Rey – Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind
Lillie Mae – Loaner
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Just Outside Of Austin
Malik Turner – Hip Hop Homicide
Midnight Pilot – Dangerous Game
Miley Cyrus – Bad Mood
Natalia Lafourcade – Son Amores (That’s Amore) (ft. Los Macorinos)
Pieta Brown – Rosine (with Mike Lewis)
Pigeon John – No Competition
Quinn Sullivan – Something For Me
Richard Edwards – Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’
Ron Sexsmith – Only Trouble Is
Rosalía – I See A Darkness
Ryan Adams – Doomsday
Samantha Fish – Belle of the West
Sammy Brue – Lay Me Down
The Secret Sisters – He’s Fine
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Come and Be a Winner
Sherman Holmes – Little Liza Jane
Son Volt – Back Against The Wall
Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (In D major)
Tennis – I Miss That Feeling
Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World
Valerie June – Long Lonely Road
Whitney Rose – Trucker’s Funeral
Zephaniah OHora – Somethin’ Stupid (with Dori Freeman)

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Top Albums of 2017

Posted January 1, 2018 By admin

Another year has come and gone, and the time has come to look back and put together a list of my favorite albums released in 2017. While there wasn’t really an album that blew me away like last year (You Want It Darker in particular), there were definitely a lot of good, solid albums that made choosing one over another harder this year. I listened to a total of 244 albums that were released in 2017, and narrowed it down to my top 15 in order. I also included a few in no particular order that didn’t make the cut but still deserve to be mentioned. I will also be posting my favorite songs from the past year in the next couple days, including my first effort at making a Spotify playlist to include (stepping into the 21st Century finally).

Honorable mentions:

15. Benjamin Booker – Witness


14. Ane Brun – Leave Me Breathless

13. Malik Turner – Hip Hop Homicide (1992​-​1994)

12. Almighty American – Somewhere Ride

11. Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

10. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

9. John Mayer – The Search for Everything

8. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song

7. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator

6. Bob Dylan – Triplicate 

5. Bobby Bare – Things Change

4. Alexz Johnson – A Stranger Time

3. Erik Koskinen – Cruising Paradise

2. Sammy Brue – I Am Nice

1. Andrew Combs – Canyons of My Mind

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Best Songs of 2016

Posted January 3, 2017 By admin

Adam Green- Never Lift A Finger
Amanda Shires- I Know What It’s Like
Amos Lee- Vaporize
Anderson .Paak- The Bird
Anoushka Shankar- Boat To Nowhere
Benjamin Francis Leftwich- Just Breathe
Bob Dylan- Melancholy Mood
Brent Cobb- South Of Atlanta
Carrie Rodriguez- La Ultima Vez
Charles Bradley- You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know)
Daniel Romano- (Gone Is) But A Quarry Of Stone
Dessa- Quinine
Gavin DeGraw- Harder To Believe
Haley Bonar- I Can Change
Haley Greene- Two Trees In The Dark
Haroula Rose- Songbird
Hayes Carll- Drive
John Mayer- Love On The Weekend
John Prine- Falling In Love Again
JoJo- Mad Love
Leonard Cohen- Treaty
Lisa Hannigan-Fall
Loretta Lynn- Everything It Takes (ft. Elvis Costello)
Luke Winslow King- Heartsick Blues
Matt Andersen-Last Surrender
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- How To Make Friends
Neema- For You (ft. Emmylou Harris)
Norah Jones- Carry On
Pete Yorn- Lost Weekend
Peter Doherty- Flags From The Old Regime
Pigeon John- (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party
Post Malone- Deja Vu (ft. Justin Bieber)
Rachael Yamagata- Over
Regina Spektor- Black & White
Romantica-Blue Heart
Sarah Jarosz- Green Lights
Scott Orr- Still Waiting
Shannon LaBrie- Took My Whole Life
Sharon Van Etten- Not Myself
Shooter Jennings- The Neverending Story (ft. Brandi Carlile)
Sivert Høyem- Fool To Your Crown
Springtime Carnivore- Under The Spell
Tara Beier- Summer Rain
The Boxmasters- People Move On
The Cactus Blossoms- Powder Blue
The Pines- Aerial Ocean
Tom Odell- Here I Am
Tori Vasquez- Wear You Thin
Water & Sand- All I Wanna Do
Wet- Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl

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Best songs of 2013

Posted January 1, 2014 By admin

Well, it’s a couple days later than I planned, but here are the best songs of 2013. The reason I am late posting this is that in the past I try to pick whatever songs can fit on 2 CD’s. It was time consuming narrowing them down that way, and at some point I figured why limit myself. I’m probably the last person who still uses CD’s anyways, so I just figured I will pick whatever songs I want, and not worry about limits like that. So, here are my favorite songs of 2013:

 

  • Just To Make Me Feel Good – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
  • About Farewell – Alela Diane
  • Nothing On Me – Alexz Johnson
  • Johnson Blvd. – Amos Lee
  • Indian Summer – Anoushka Shankar
  • One and Only – Ashley Gold
  • Went To See The Gypsy (Demo) – Bob Dylan
  • Wild Child – Brett Dennen
  • Change Your Ways Or Die (The Buffalo Song) – The Cactus Blossoms
  • Pink Champagne – Caitlin Rose
  • Sad Joy – Carrie Rodriguez
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Cat Power
  • Crying in the Rain – The Chapin Sisters
  • Body Party – Ciara
  • Villain – CocoRosie
  • Lost In You – Darius Rucker
  • It’s Only Me – Dessa
  • No Freedom – Dido
  • Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) – Emmy Rossum
  • Wait – Eric Burdon
  • Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Piano Version) – Gabrielle Aplin
  • Hard To Be Like You – Hanna & Kerttu
  • Love My Life Away – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Drinkin’ – Holly Williams
  • Unchain My Heart – Hugh Laurie
  • I Got You – Jack Johnson
  • Pure Imagination – Jamie Cullum
  • Loneliness & Alcohol – Jars Of Clay
  • Reckoning – Jen Chapin
  • Sunnyside – Jessica Campbell
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Jewel
  • Dear Marie – John Mayer
  • There Is a Stone – John Smith
  • Fight for My Soul- Jonny Lang
  • All Bad – Justin Bieber
  • You Got It On – Justin Timberlake
  • Five Hundred Miles – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands
  • As Long As I’ve Got You – Kendra Morris
  • These Great Things – Lily & Madeleine
  • Fly – Luluc
  • The Search – Mree
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane – My Morning Jacket
  • On My Way To Work – Paul McCartney
  • Lost In You – Petula Clark
  • Warrior Lord – Poliça
  • Nowhere Is – Ron Sexsmith
  • Kid Face – Samantha Crain
  • Ms. Unseen – Sean Lennon
  • Love Will Remember – Selena Gomez
  • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt
  • O Bêbado e a Equilibrista / Smile – Stacey Kent
  • When You Get to Asheville – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
  • With Or Without You – Sungha Jung
  • Grow Old With Me (Demo) – Tom Odell
  • Restless Fugitive – Willy Mason

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Picks Of The Week

Posted October 14, 2013 By admin

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Been a while since I posted, I just haven’t been feeling motivated to lately. I will probably be posting more as it’s getting to that time of year where I start thinking about my albums of the year and songs of the year, so some reviews will be coming in the near future. Right now, it’s looking like it will be female dominated, some very strong releases this year.

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Top songs of 2012

Posted January 5, 2013 By admin

Disc 1

1. Be There In Bells- The Pines
2. Untitled (Love Song)- Counting Crows
3. We Are On Fire- CocoRosie
4. Jolene- The Little Willies
5. How It Went Down- Dark Dark Dark
6. Love Me Like You Do- Justin Bieber
7. Give Out- Sharon Van Etten
8. Tell Me A Tale- Michael Kiwanuka
9. Cold World- DMX
10. I Miss You- Ben Kweller
11. The Dark- Ben Kyle
12. Jericho- Rufus Wainwright
13. Heart’s Content- Brandi Carlile
14. Gold In Them Hills- Katie Melua
15. Top Down- Marijuana Deathsquads (ft. Astronautalis & Channy Leaneagh)
16. Petition- Tennis
17. She’s 22- Norah Jones
18. Declaration- Claire De Lune
19. The Old Oak Tree- Kevin Coster & Modern West
20. You’re Gonna Lose That Girl- Anya Marina

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Disc 2

1. Scarlet Town- Bob Dylan
2. In The Rain- Grynch (ft. Malice & Mario Sweet)
3. I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You- Joss Stone
4. Mint- Kathleen Edwards
5. Ride- Lana Del Rey
6. Anything We Want- Fiona Apple
7. Safety Line- Sixpence None The Richer
8. Emmylou- First Aid Kit
9. Different Sides- Leonard Cohen
10. Ghost- Ingrid Michaelson
11. All This Time- Aby Wolf
12. Speak For Me- John Mayer
13. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)- Regina Spektor
14. Never Cry Wolf- Dark Time Sunshine (ft. Reva DeVito)
15. Bubbly- Macy Gray
16. Blunderbluss- Jack White
17. Learning To Say No- Anthony DaCosta
18. The Bed- Lee Hazlewood
19. Awkward- San Cisco
20. Charles in Charge- Jimmy Fallon (as Bob Dylan)

 

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