Standout Track(s): Coffee
Standout Track(s): Every Other Freckle
Standout Track(s): Wildest Moments
Standout Track(s): Brill Bruisers, Marching Orders
Standout Track(s): The Promise, Long White Line
Standout Track(s): Birth in Reverse, Rattlesnake, Digital Witness
Standout Track(s): Waitress Song
TV on the Radio // Seeds; Sharon van Etten // Are We There?; Beck // Morning Phase (and I still haven’t really listened to Sea Change); Spoon // They Want My Soul
similarity to overall top ten: 12.83%, 1 matches
10Watsky ft. Chinaka Hodge, “Kill A Hipster”Yes, this is mostly a novelty song, but it’s the catchiest novely song of the year.
09Hospitality, “I Miss Your Bones”I was torn on nominating Hospitality’s most recent release for consideration on the albums list, but ultimately decided that I was being swayed by this track alone. However, on second listen (to the whole thing), I’m not so sure I made the right call.
08Tune-Yards, “Water Fountain”Everything else about this album is unspectacular and disappointing, but this is a track that easily gets stuck in my head. I wish the whole album turned out like this.
07Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”Shut up. I know. But, come on, he kills it on this song.
06Jessie Ware, “Wildest Moments”
05Lake Street Dive, “Bad Self Portraits”Best song by an otherwise shitty band.
04alt-J, “Every Other Freckle”
03Sylvan Esso, “Coffee”
02Sturgill Simpson, “The Promise”I know that it’s a cover, but this is one of those covers that supercedes the original. Simpson applies the aesthetic of “In the Ghetto” to an otherwise-forgettable eighties pop song, to great success.
01Mark Ronson & Mystikal, “Feel Right”Rhyming kung-fu that’ll split bamboo / Crowd-rocking, ain’t no stopping [this] rapping-ass fool.
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