Standout Track(s): 8 (circle)
Standout Track(s): You Want it Darker
Standout Track(s): Drone Bomb Me
Standout Track(s): Come Down
Standout Track(s): Welcome to Earth
Standout Track(s): Glowed Up
Standout Track(s): Old Friends
Standout Track(s): Mad
Standout Track(s): Hard to pick one.
Standout Track(s): Summer Friends, Same Drugs
Not on the list, but I do want to shout out of my favorite albums of the year (would probably be number 3 or 4): Kamaiyah’s A Good Night in the Ghetto. It is one of the best representations of my hometown area in years. I also enjoyed: Frank Ocean, Blond(e); Lucy Dacus, No Burden; Kevin Morby, Singing Saw; A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it from Here.
similarity to overall top ten: 44.67%, 5 matches
10Vince Staples, “War Ready”Best use of Andre 3000 this year, closely beating out Frank Ocean’s Solo (reprise) and Kanye West having him sing along with Arthur Russell on 30 Hours.
09Leonard Cohen, “You Want it Darker”
08Car Seat Headrest, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”
07Bon Iver, “8 (circle)”Soft rock in the best sense.
06D.R.A.M., “Broccoli”Catchy as fuck
05Kamaiyah, “How Does it Feel”A relentlessly funky striver’s anthem for Oakland.
04Chance the Rapper, “Summer Friends”Summer school get to losing students/ But the CPD getting new recruitment–an amazing balancing of innocence and violence.
03Pinegrove, “Old Friends”I should call my parents when I think of them/I should tell my friends that I love them
01Kanye West (ft. Chance the Rapper), “Ultralight Beam”The song I’ve repeated most this year, and the one that still gives me chills.
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