Monday, December 5, 2016
2016 Favorite Songs (Numbers 50-41)
Once again, it is that time for end of the year lists. It was a really good year for music, which made it even more difficult to come up with my choices. This week I will be counting down to my favorite song of the year. Here are my selections for 2016, starting with numbers 50-41:
50. Blaqk Audio - "First to Love"
Since Depeche Mode still refuses to up the BPMs on their songs, we have to get our dance floor slammers from Blaqk Audio.
49. M83 - "Solitude"
Though the album Junk pretty much lives up to its title, this track is a gorgeous, cinematic stunner.
48. Underworld - "Low Burn"
Love the build up on this track; it's a great driving song.
47. Pantha du Prince - "Frau Im Mond, Sterne Laufen"
The only way to describe this song is techno lullaby.
46. FFX - "Little Boy"
Thumpingly good bass track from German duo FFX.
45. Deftones - "Prayers/Triangles"
Another amazing single from Deftones that perfectly meshes the atmospheric with the pummeling.
44. Braille Face - "Backwards/Medicated"
Haunting bedroom pop track from Braille Face.
43. David Bowie - "Lazarus"
David Bowie left this earth a better place with his music. His final album was truly brilliant, and this lead single was quite magical; a fitting rumination on aging and death.
42. Rihanna ft. SZA - "Consideration"
Sometimes simple is best. Over a skeleton beat and minimal musical backing, Rihanna and SZA's verses flow and intertwine with one another.
41. Clams Casino ft. Kelela - "A Breath Away"
Gorgeous future R&B from Clams Casino, featuring the emotive vocals of Kelela.