Friday, December 11, 2015
Top 50 Songs of 2015 (Numbers 10-1)
And my Top Ten:
10. Blackbear - "IDFC"
Gut wrenching track about wanting to be with someone, regardless of their feelings for you.
9. Wolf Alice - "Bros"
Some songs just sound like instant classics. This is one of them.
8. Braids - "Taste"
"We experience the love we think we deserve."
7. Little Boots - "Working Girl"
Icy, cold, and perfectly delicious, the title track from Little Boots' album was a standout track on a brilliant record. The bass line alone makes me ache.
6. CHVRCHES - "Clearest Blue"
When everything kicks into full gear at the 2:13 mark, I dare you, no, I double dare you, not to shake your ass.
5. Selena Gomez - "Perfect"
The best ballad of the year. Lives up to its title.
4. Sufjan Stevens - "Fourth of July"
This song completely breaks my heart.
3. V V Brown - "Lazarus"
One of the weirdest singles I heard all year, but one I couldn't get out of my head. That voice on the chorus. Stunning.
2. Grimes - "California"
Grimes' album Art Angels has so many brilliant singles, I could almost just put the entire record on here and would be happy with my choices. "California" is probably the simplest track on the record, but just seemed to resonate the most for me. I moved to California this year, and it has been a great experience so far, but has also been a very challenging move for a variety of reasons. While "California, you only like me when I am looking sad," I take on your challenge and will be moving forward.
1. HEALTH - "Dark Enough"
HEALTH perfectly merged their experimental side with their pop leanings on their record Death Magic. "Dark Enough" is their shining moment, and my favorite song of the year.