Tuesday, December 6, 2016
2016 Favorite Songs (Numbers 40-31)
Continuing the countdown to my favorite song of the year:
40. Gojira - "Low Lands"
This slow burner from Gojira shows them in full mastery of their craft.
39. Nerve Leak - "DR34M5"
Atmospheric track that lingers long in the brain.
38. Tegan and Sara - "U-Turn"
There were almost too many songs I would have put on here from their album Love You to Death, but this one always got a smile on my face and my booty shaking.
37. EZA - "Eyes for You"
The ache in her voice gets me every time.
36. Usher - "Make U A Believer"
I love all the different textures and layers going on in this track.
35. Boxed In - "Up to You/Down to Me"
There is just something warm and inviting about a Boxed In track, and this one is no exception.
34. Psychic Twin - "Chase You"
I am always fascinated by contrasts. Psychic Twin's evocative and aching vocals mixed with the churn and grind of electronics is particularly striking.
33. Wild Beasts - "Alpha Female"
Wild Beasts amp up the synths and sleaze in this banger.
32. Blood Orange ft. Empress Of - "Best to You"
Their voices complement each other perfectly. I would love for them to do more work together.
31. How to Dress Well - "Lost Youth/Lost You"
I just love the lyrics to this song: "I say I think I know what love is now/I think I kinda figured it out/But then the second that I open my mouth/Gonna change my heart again."