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2016 Favorite Songs, Pt. 3 December 28, 2016

Posted by reidmix in Best of 2016, Carpark, Cover, Domino, Fire, Free MP3, Grand Jury, Indie, Light in the Attic, London London, Music, New Releases, Song Reviews.
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I present to you Part Three (Part One and Part Two here) of my favorites songs of the year and consequently, for obvious reasons, my most played songs this year. I’ve left out songs from my favorite albums to give everything a good mix, plus you’re going to hear of those songs anyway. Offered in a plays-well-together order, count-down for purely dramatic effect.

1. I listened to this Dirty Projectors every morning and night for weeks on end. So heart breaking that little sample “we don’t see eye to eye” is the crack in David Longstreth and Amber Coffman‘s relationship come apart… and then she comes out with her song 2 weeks later.

2. David Bowie is a Blackstar. RIP

3. Who knew that the Animal Collective would have another lovely moment in them, this time through Deakin‘s cassette.

4. Oh the 90s angst of the great women of rock, Mothers pay it forward.

5. Jherek Bischoff & Amanda Palmer tributes to David Bowie after his death.  Its another universe Bowie, perfectly different.

6. How could I not love His Name Is Alive?

7. I have the previous HNIA song along this Virginia Wing in a playlist and inexplicably they seem to go together.

8. It’s nice to see TEEN get a fritzed out over their newly R&B vocals.

Find these songs on my Spotify playlist.

Next up, Best Albums of 2016.

2016 Favorite Songs, Pt. 1 December 23, 2016

Posted by reidmix in 4AD, Best of 2016, Captured Tracks, Carpark, Cover, Free MP3, Heartworm, Hit City U.S.A., Indie, labrador, Lists, Music, New Releases.
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I present to you Part One of my favorites songs of the year and consequently, for obvious reasons, my most played songs this year. I’ve left out songs from my favorite albums to give everything a good mix, plus you’re going to hear of those songs anyway. Offered in a plays-well-together order, count-down for purely dramatic effect.

16. This hidden shoegaze gem by Tanukichan.  Lush-lovers take note.

17. “Strange love is coming in over me” by Low Hum take on post/surf-punk.

18. One of the rare beauties on a fairly mediocre album by Wild Nothing. I really tried Jack!

19. This devastating bit of lyrical wordplay on Daughter‘s glorious Not to Disappear.  Think of the gloomier older sister to The xx.

20. Cold Cave covers New Order with nearly Cure-like instrumentals while channelling Ian Curtis vocals.

21. C Duncan covers Cocteau Twins with floaty acoustical flair. Hail to the Scots.

22. The Radio Dept. doing their thing on their latest Running Out of Love.

23. TV Girl digging up the beats and melancholy perspectives of relationships and how they break up.

Find these songs on my Spotify playlist.

Next up is my favorites 9 – 15.