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Post by notbrianeno » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:32 pm

  1. Weyes Blood | "Movies"
  2. Vampire Weekend | "Hold You Now" (feat. Danielle Haim)
  3. The National | "Light Years"
  4. Sleater-Kinney | "Hurry On Home"
  5. Tame Impala | "Patience"
  6. Dorian Electra | "Flamboyant"
  7. Nilüfer Yanya | "In Your Head"
  8. Weyes Blood | "Everyday"
  9. Sharon Van Etten | "Jupiter 4"
  10. FKA twigs | "Cellophane"
  11. Weyes Blood | "Mirror Forever"
  12. Lil Uzi Vert | "Sanguine Paradise"
  13. Vampire Weekend | "Sunflower" (feat. Steve Lacy)
  14. Lil Nas X | "Old Town Road - Remix" (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  15. Peggy Gou | "Han Pan - Original Mix"
  16. James Blake | "Mile High" (feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)
  17. Vampire Weekend | "Harmony Hall"
  18. Interpol | "Fine Mess"
  19. Tame Impala | "Borderline"
  20. Sharon Van Etten | "I Told You Everything"
  21. Vampire Weekend | "This Life"
  22. C. Tangana | "Ontas?"
  23. The Boyboy West Coast | "U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)"
  24. Vampire Weekend | "Sympathy"
  25. ROSALÍA | "Con Altura" (feat. J Balvin)
  26. Nilüfer Yanya | "Paralysed"
  27. Weyes Blood | "Andromeda"
  28. Anderson .Paak | "Make It Better" (feat. Smokey Robinson)
  29. Vampire Weekend | "Married in a Gold Rush" (feat. Danielle Haim)
  30. Sky Ferreira | "Downhill Lullaby"
  31. Nilüfer Yanya | "Tears"
  32. Peggy Gou | "Starry Night"
  33. Ariana Grande | "ghostin"
  34. Madonna | "Medellín" (feat. Maluma)
  35. Helado Negro | "Please Won't Please"
  36. Maluma | "HP"
  37. Vampire Weekend | "How Long?"
  38. Nilüfer Yanya | "Paradise"
  39. Sharon Van Etten | "Comeback Kid"
  40. Interpol | "The Weekend"
  41. Dawn Richards | "shades"
  42. James Blake | "I'll Come Too"
  43. Nilüfer Yanya | "Melt"
  44. Thomas Rhett | "Look What God Gave Her"
  45. Vampire Weekend | "Bambina"
  46. Nilüfer Yanya | "Angels"
  47. James Blake | "Where's the Catch?" (feat. Andre 3000)
  48. FISHER | "You Little Beauty"
  49. YUKUKA | "NEON"
  50. Danger Mouse & Karen O | "Woman"
Current AOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising
Current SOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | "Movies"

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:46 am

Like a few others on here, "Movies" is my SOTY so far, and I'd be shocked if anything beats it the rest of the year. The more I listen to it, the more I think it might be the best song in several years. The last two minutes are utterly breathtaking - it's like a "God Only Knows" level outro. Glad to see I won't be alone with that opinion here!

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Post by Nick » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Jackson wrote:Like a few others on here, "Movies" is my SOTY so far, and I'd be shocked if anything beats it the rest of the year. The more I listen to it, the more I think it might be the best song in several years. The last two minutes are utterly breathtaking - it's like a "God Only Knows" level outro. Glad to see I won't be alone with that opinion here!
I love "Movies", but the more I listen to "Andromeda" the more I like it. At this point I'd say it's my favorite off the Weyes Blood album, and a serious contender for my SOTY.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Nick » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:18 pm

Rough list, top 35 songs of the year:

1. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen
2. Weyes Blood- Andromeda
3. Four Tet- Only Human
4. Weyes Blood- Movies
5. Tame Impala- Patience
6. Lizzo- Juice
7. Charly Bliss- Capacity
8. Lower Dens- Young Republicans
9. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien
10. Hatchie- Stay With Me

11. Mannequin Pussy- Drunk II
12. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Crime Pays
13. Mark Ronson (featuring Angel Olsen)- True Blue
14. The National- Rylan
15. Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas
16. Billie Eilish- Bad Guy
17. Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)- Old Town Road
18. Tyler, The Creator- Earfquake
19. Helado Negro- Running
20. Big Thief- Cattails

21. Tame Impala- Borderline
22. Fontaines D.C.- Boys in the Better Land
23. Bruce Springsteen- Hello Sunshine
24. Vampire Weekend- This Life
25. Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me
26. Georgia- About Work the Dancefloor
27. Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
28. Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda
29. Weyes Blood- Everyday
30. FKA Twigs- Cellophane

31. Thom Yorke- Dawn Chorus
32. The Comet Is Coming- Super Zodiac
33. Deafheaven- Black Brick
34. Charly Bliss- Young Enough
35. Flying Lotus (featuring Denzel Curry)- Black Balloons Reprise

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by acroamor » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:07 pm

Halfway through the year, here’s a top twenty.

1. Fidlar ft. K. Flay - “Called You Twice”
2. Sharon Van Etten - “Seventeen”
3. Better Oblivion Community Center - “Exception to the Rule”
4. William Tyler - “Fail Safe”
5. Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - “Old Town Road (Remix)”
6. Better Oblivion Community Center - “Sleepwalking”
7. Faye Webster - “Kingston”
8. Lady Lamb - “Even in the Tremor”
9. The Caretaker - “Place in the World fades away”
10. Weyes Blood - “Movies”
11. Lady Lamb - “Without a Name”
12. Vampire Weekend ft. Danielle Haim - “Hold You Now”
13. Fidlar - “Good Times Are Over”
14. Big Thief - “Orange”
15. Better Oblivion Community Center - “Big Black Heart”
16. Karen O and Danger Mouse - “Ministry”
17. Tyler, the Creator - “Gone Gone / Thank You”
18. Flying Lotus ft. David Lynch - “Fire Is Coming”
19. The National - “The Pull of You”
20. Julia Jacklin - “Body”

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 pm

Halfway, the top 72 ranked sort of. The last ones just recent ones (or recently come across) I haven't ranked yet

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Post by andyd1010 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 pm

Mid-year top 20:

1 | Vampire Weekend | This Life
2 | Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
3 | Lady Lamb | Even in the Tremor
4 | Vampire Weekend | Harmony Hall
5 | The National | Rylan
6 | Vampire Weekend | We Belong Together (feat. Danielle Haim)
7 | Tame Impala | Patience
8 | Courtney Barnett | Everybody Here Hates You
9 | Weyes Blood | Movies
10 | Ariana Grande | 7 rings
11 | Vampire Weekend | Hold You Now (feat. Danielle Haim)
12 | Weyes Blood | A Lot's Gonna Change
13 | Ramin Djawadi | The Night King
14 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
15 | Vampire Weekend | Big Blue
16 | Weyes Blood | Wild Time
17 | Foals | Exits
18 | Lil Nas X | Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
19 | The Black Keys | Lo/Hi
20 | Andrew Bird | Olympians

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:23 am

1 | Lizzo – “Juice”
2 | Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
3 | Carly Rae Jepsen – “Julien”
4 | Ariana Grande – “Ghostin”
5 | Carly Rae Jepsen – “Want You In My Room”
6 | Blueface ft. YG – “Thotiana (Remix)”
7 | Matmos – “Thermoplastic Riot Shield”
8 | Billie Eilish – “Wish U Were Gay”
9 | Vampire Weekend – “Unbearably White”
10 | The Raconteurs – “Bored and Razed”
11 | Ariana Grande – “Needy”
12 | The Comet is Coming – “Birth of Creation”
13 | Vampire Weekend – “This Life”
14 | Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
15 | Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”
16 | Weezer – “Byzantine”
17 | Jamila Woods – “Baldwin”
18 | Stella Donnelly – “Tricks”
19 | IDK – “Trigger Happy”
20 | Blu & Oh No – “Pop Shots”
21 | Broods – “Life After”
22 | Ariana Grande – “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”
23 | Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
24 | Khalid – “Talk”
25 | Lizzo – “Like a Girl”

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Post by bonnielaurel » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:07 am

My song top 40 halfway through the year:
  1. Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
  2. Stella Donnelly - Tricks
  3. Dodie - If I’m Being Honest
  4. The Divine Comedy - Philip and Steve’s Furniture Removal Company
  5. Holly Herndon - Eternal
  6. Ina Forsman - Why You Gotta Be That Way
  7. Tim Hecker - That World
  8. Billie Eilish - Bury a Friend
  9. Weyes Blood - Movies
  10. Numen - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
  11. Ariana Grande - Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
  12. Carly Rae Jepsen - Too Much
  13. Steve Mason - About the Light
  14. Ibibio Sound Machine - Tell Me (Doko Mien)
  15. The Far Meadow - Travelogue
  16. Jackie Evancho - Burn
  17. Chai - Fashionista
  18. On the Raw - Blackmail
  19. Dua Lipa - Swan Song
  20. Ava Max - So Am I
  21. Karfagen - Dragon Island Suite (Part 1)
  22. Alice Wallace - Santa Ana Winds
  23. Kate Tempest - Three Sided Coin
  24. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
  25. Zara Larsson - Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
  26. The Divine Comedy - The Life and Soul of the Party
  27. Dido - You Don’t Need a God
  28. Stella Donnelly - Boys Will Be Boys
  29. Tim Hecker - Is But a Similar Blur
  30. Holly Herndon - Crawler
  31. The Japanese House - We Talk All the Time
  32. Big Big Train - Pantheon
  33. Ina Forsman - All Good
  34. Numen - Cyclothymia
  35. Sharon Van Etten - I Told You Everything
  36. Avril Lavigne - I Fell in Love with the Devil
  37. Maggie Rogers - Fallingwater
  38. Kerli - Tuleloits
  39. Aavikko - Go and Know
  40. Ionnalee - Mysteries of Love

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:19 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Halfway, the top 72 ranked sort of. The last ones just recent ones (or recently come across) I haven't ranked yet

Now had more chance to listen to the more recently discovered ones so here's a top 50. Should all be on the playlist (apart from Whitney 'FTA', which isn't on Spotify) just not in this order:

1. Faye Webster – Kingston
2. Hatchie - Obsessed
3. Vampire Weekend - This Life
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Julien
5. Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear (2018 from an album due 2019, hopefully)
6. Maggie Rogers – Light On
7. Tame Impala – Patience
8. Lizzo – Juice
9. Billie Eilish – bad guy
10. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
11. Hatchie – Stay With Me
12. Whitney - FTA
13. Caroline Polachek – Door
14. FONTAINES D.C. – Too Real
15. The National – You Had Your Soul With You
16. Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy
17. Ariana Grande – needy
18. Billie Eilish – bury a friend
19. Georgia – About Work the Dancefloor
20. Kim Petras - 1,2,3 dayz up (feat. Sophie)
21. Lucy Rose – Conversation
22. Seeker Lover Keeper – Let it Out
23. George Salazar – Michael in the Bathroom
24. Rosalia – Aute Cuture
25. Weyes Blood – Everyday
26. Jadu Heart - Forgotten Ghosts
27. Noname – Song 31 (feat. Phoelix)
28. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I
29. Kelsey Lu – Due West
30. Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
31. Japanese Breakfast – Essentially
32. Marshmello – Here With Me (feat. Chvrches)
33. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You
34. FKA Twigs – Cellophane
35. The National - Rylan
36. Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hill
37. Tame Impala - Borderline
38. Johnny Lloyd – Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds
39. Big Thief – UFOF
40. Anderson .Paak – Make it Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
41. Kathryn Joseph – Weight
42. Bess Atwell – Grace
43. soap&skin – Safe With Me
44. Angelo de Augustine – You Needed Love, I Needed You (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
45. Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party
46. Rose Elinor Dougall – A New Illusion
47. Aldous Harding – The Barrel
48. Hannah Cohen – All I Wanted
49. Mammoth Penguins – Closure
50. (Sandy) Alex G – Gretel

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:51 am

Been loving the heck out of this:
Don't know how it took me so long to find it, but swoooooooooooon!

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by ColmD » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am

As with the previous two years, I have compiled half year lists from publications (some acclaimed, some not) covering end May to last week. 41 lists in all of which 11 are AM eligible. No runaway leader this year but interestingly the number 1 song for 2017 and 2018 (Humble and This Is America) ended up taking the AM top spot at year end.

Here are the top 94 covering songs that appeared in at least 3 lists. Number of lists are in brackets below.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road remix [18]
Lizzo – Juice [17]
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy [15]
FKA Twigs – “Cellophane, [12]
Sharon Van Etten ; “Seventeen [12]
Rosalía & J. Balvin feat. El Guincho, "Con Altura" [11]
Tyler, The Creator, Earfquake [11]
Billie Eilish, "Bury a Friend" [10]
Vampire Weekend, "Harmony Hall" [10]
Blackpink, Kill This Love [7]
Solange ft. Playboi Carti, “Almeda [7]
Tame Impala, "Patience" [7]
Tierra Whack, "Only Child" [7]
Anderson .Paak, “Make It Better [6]
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, "Please Me" [6]
Clairo, “Bags [6]
DaBaby, "Suge" [6]
Denzel Curry ; "Ricky" [6]
J. Cole, "Middle Child" [6]
James Blake feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin, "Mile High" [6]
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker [6]
Lana Del Rey – “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing For a Woman Like Me to Have [6]
Ariana Grande, "NASA" [5]
Blueface, “Thotiana (Remix) Feat. Cardi B [5]
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Want You In My Room [5]
Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care" [5]
Halsey, Nightmare [5]
Lil Uzi Vert, "Sanguine Paradise" [5]
Lizzo - Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) [5]
Mannequin Pussy – Drunk II [5]
Maxo Kream – "Meet Again" [5]
Nilufer Yanya, “In Your Head [5]
Sam Smith & Normani, "Dancing With a Stranger" [5]
Shawn Mendes, "If I Can't Have You" [5]
21 Savage feat. J. Cole – “A Lot [4]
Ariana Grande, "7 Rings" [4]
Billie Eilish – “xanny, [4]
BTS feat. Halsey, "Boy With Luv" [4]
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Julien [4]
Charly Bliss, “Capacity [4]
Hatchie, “Without A Blush [4]
Jamila Woods – “Zora [4]
Jenny Lewis, "Red Bull & Hennessy" [4]
Juice Wrld, “Robbery [4]
KH, "Only Human" [4]
Lil Uzi Vert, "Free Uzi" [4]
Little Simz (featuring Cleo Sol) – Selfish [4]
Maggie Rogers, "Burning" [4]
MUNA – Number One Fan [4]
Nipsey Hussle f/ Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy, “Racks in the Middle [4]
Schoolboy Q, “Numb Numb Juice [4]
Tame Impala, "Borderline" [4]
The Black Keys, Lo/Hi [4]
The National – Light Years [4]
Young Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott, “The London [4]
(Sandy) Alex G – Gretel [3]
Anderson .Paak ; “Come Home (feat Andre 3000) [3]
Ariana Grande – “Fake Smile [3]
Ariana Grande, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" [3]
Better Oblivion Community Center ; “Sleepwalkin’ [3]
Better Oblivion Community Center, "Dylan Thomas" [3]
Big Thief, “Cattails [3]
Freddie Gibbs, Madlib ; “Crime Pays [3]
Gary Clark Junior – “This Land [3]
Hot Chip, Hungry Child [3]
Kehlani feat. Ty Dolla $ign, "Nights Like This" [3]
Kevin Abstract, "Peach" [3]
Khalid, "Talk" [3]
Lauv & Troye Sivan, "i'm so tired..." [3]
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved [3]
Marina – Handmade Heaven [3]
Mark Ronson, “Late Night Feelings feat. Lykke Li [3]
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Da Baby, "Cash Shit" [3]
Megan Thee Stallion, “Simon Says Feat. Juicy J [3]
Mustard & Migos, "Pure Water" [3]
Noname, "Song 31" [3]
Noname, “Song 32 [3]
Offset, "Clout" feat. Cardi B [3]
Polo G f/ Lil Tjay, “Pop Out [3]
Pup – Kids [3]
Rosalía, “Aute Cuture [3]
Sleater-Kinney, "Hurry On Home" [3]
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain [3]
Solange - "Binz" [3]
STELLA DONNELLY – “OLD MAN [3]
Taylor Swift, “You Need To Calm Down [3]
Tierra Whack, “Clones [3]
Tyler the Creator, "I Think" [3]
Vampire Weekend, "2021" [3]
Vampire Weekend, “This Life [3]
Weyes Blood ; 'Movies' [3]
YBN Cordae, "Have Mercy" [3]
YG feat. Tyga, Jon Z, "Go Loko" [3]
Zack Fox and Kenny Beats ; 'Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression)' [3]

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Post by Henrik » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks ColmD, much appreciated!

Would it be a lot of work to post a list of the AM-eligible sources only?

Does anyone have time to do a playlist of these songs?
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Post by ColmD » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:52 pm

No...i had a separate tab that was purely publications listed on AM for one reason or another. I can pull that together
Note that I will send on the final version including the remainder of July and all of August at the end of next month

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:54 pm

Some of my favorite songs from some of my favorite albums this year

Post Malone - Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Tyla Yaweh - High Right Now
Tyla Yaweh - They Ain't You
Bad Religion - Candidate
Juice WRLD - Fast
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - You Should See Me In A Crown
Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus
Young Thug - The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)
The Raconteurs - Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)
Bad Religion - My Sanity
Lil Nas X - F9mily (You And Me)
J. Cole - Middle Child
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Post by Bruno » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks, ColmD.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 pm
Halfway, the top 72 ranked sort of. The last ones just recent ones (or recently come across) I haven't ranked yet

Another update after more listening to late additions to this, the tracklist & release date for Men I Trust's album, & my daughter nagging me to play Old Town Road again & again. Off to find some more...:

1. Men I Trust - Tailwhip
2. Faye Webster – Kingston
3. Hatchie - Obsessed
4. Vampire Weekend - This Life
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – Julien
6. Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear
7. Maggie Rogers – Light On
8. Tame Impala – Patience
9. Lizzo – Juice
10. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
11. Hatchie – Stay With Me
12. Billie Eilish – bad guy
13. Whitney - FTA
14. Caroline Polachek – Door
15. FONTAINES D.C. – Too Real
16. The National – You Had Your Soul With You
17. Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy
18. Ariana Grande – needy
19. Billie Eilish – bury a friend
20. Georgia – About Work the Dancefloor
21. Kim Petras - 1,2,3 dayz up (feat. Sophie)
22. Lucy Rose – Conversation
23. Seeker Lover Keeper – Let it Out
24. George Salazar – Michael in the Bathroom
25. Bill Callahan - What Comes After Certainty
26. Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road - Remix
27. Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hill
28. Tame Impala – Borderline
29. Jadu Heart - Forgotten Ghosts
30. Noname – Song 31 (feat. Phoelix)
31. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I
32. Kelsey Lu – Due West
33. Japanese Breakfast – Essentially
34. Marshmello – Here With Me (feat. Chvrches)
35. Johnny Lloyd – Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds
36. Big Thief – UFOF
37. Anderson .Paak – Make it Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
38. Kathryn Joseph – Weight
39. Bess Atwell – Grace
40. Tyler, The Creator - Earfquake
41. soap&skin – Safe With Me
42. Angelo de Augustine – You Needed Love, I Needed You (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
43. Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party
44. Rose Elinor Dougall – A New Illusion
45. Aldous Harding – The Barrel
46. Hannah Cohen – All I Wanted
47. Bruce Springsteen – Hello Sunshine
48. Benny Sings – Dreamin’
49. Bodywash – Reverie
50. Little Simz – Selfish (feat. Cleo Soul)
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:33 pm

ColmD wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road remix [18]
Lizzo – Juice [17]
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy [15]
FKA Twigs – “Cellophane, [12]
Sharon Van Etten ; “Seventeen [12]
Rosalía & J. Balvin feat. El Guincho, "Con Altura" [11]
Tyler, The Creator, Earfquake [11]
Billie Eilish, "Bury a Friend" [10]
Vampire Weekend, "Harmony Hall" [10]
Blackpink, Kill This Love [7]
Solange ft. Playboi Carti, “Almeda [7]
Tame Impala, "Patience" [7]
Tierra Whack, "Only Child" [7]
Anderson .Paak, “Make It Better [6]
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, "Please Me" [6]
Clairo, “Bags [6]
DaBaby, "Suge" [6]
Denzel Curry ; "Ricky" [6]
J. Cole, "Middle Child" [6]
James Blake feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin, "Mile High" [6]
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker [6]
Lana Del Rey – “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing For a Woman Like Me to Have [6]
Ariana Grande, "NASA" [5]
Blueface, “Thotiana (Remix) Feat. Cardi B [5]
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Want You In My Room [5]
Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care" [5]
Halsey, Nightmare [5]
Lil Uzi Vert, "Sanguine Paradise" [5]
Lizzo - Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) [5]
Mannequin Pussy – Drunk II [5]
Maxo Kream – "Meet Again" [5]
Nilufer Yanya, “In Your Head [5]
Sam Smith & Normani, "Dancing With a Stranger" [5]
Shawn Mendes, "If I Can't Have You" [5]
21 Savage feat. J. Cole – “A Lot [4]
Ariana Grande, "7 Rings" [4]
Billie Eilish – “xanny, [4]
BTS feat. Halsey, "Boy With Luv" [4]
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Julien [4]
Charly Bliss, “Capacity [4]
Hatchie, “Without A Blush [4]
Jamila Woods – “Zora [4]
Jenny Lewis, "Red Bull & Hennessy" [4]
Juice Wrld, “Robbery [4]
KH, "Only Human" [4]
Lil Uzi Vert, "Free Uzi" [4]
Little Simz (featuring Cleo Sol) – Selfish [4]
Maggie Rogers, "Burning" [4]
MUNA – Number One Fan [4]
Nipsey Hussle f/ Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy, “Racks in the Middle [4]
Schoolboy Q, “Numb Numb Juice [4]
Tame Impala, "Borderline" [4]
The Black Keys, Lo/Hi [4]
The National – Light Years [4]
Young Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott, “The London [4]
(Sandy) Alex G – Gretel [3]
Anderson .Paak ; “Come Home (feat Andre 3000) [3]
Ariana Grande – “Fake Smile [3]
Ariana Grande, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" [3]
Better Oblivion Community Center ; “Sleepwalkin’ [3]
Better Oblivion Community Center, "Dylan Thomas" [3]
Big Thief, “Cattails [3]
Freddie Gibbs, Madlib ; “Crime Pays [3]
Gary Clark Junior – “This Land [3]
Hot Chip, Hungry Child [3]
Kehlani feat. Ty Dolla $ign, "Nights Like This" [3]
Kevin Abstract, "Peach" [3]
Khalid, "Talk" [3]
Lauv & Troye Sivan, "i'm so tired..." [3]
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved [3]
Marina – Handmade Heaven [3]
Mark Ronson, “Late Night Feelings feat. Lykke Li [3]
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Da Baby, "Cash Shit" [3]
Megan Thee Stallion, “Simon Says Feat. Juicy J [3]
Mustard & Migos, "Pure Water" [3]
Noname, "Song 31" [3]
Noname, “Song 32 [3]
Offset, "Clout" feat. Cardi B [3]
Polo G f/ Lil Tjay, “Pop Out [3]
Pup – Kids [3]
Rosalía, “Aute Cuture [3]
Sleater-Kinney, "Hurry On Home" [3]
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain [3]
Solange - "Binz" [3]
STELLA DONNELLY – “OLD MAN [3]
Taylor Swift, “You Need To Calm Down [3]
Tierra Whack, “Clones [3]
Tyler the Creator, "I Think" [3]
Vampire Weekend, "2021" [3]
Vampire Weekend, “This Life [3]
Weyes Blood ; 'Movies' [3]
YBN Cordae, "Have Mercy" [3]
YG feat. Tyga, Jon Z, "Go Loko" [3]
Zack Fox and Kenny Beats ; 'Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression)' [3]
Wow, that would be crazy if Old Town Road really is the critics' number one for the year. It's now officially the longest-running #1 hit in US chart history, so it certainly has a chance. I think Eafquake, Bad Guy, and Seventeen may finish ahead of it ultimately amongst songs released so far. I'd expect (or at least hope!) Movies, Hurry on Home, and Dylan Thomas do a lot better in EOY lists than they did in this one.

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Post by Jackson » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 pm
1. Men I Trust - Tailwhip
Love this song but it's crazy they're putting a 2017 single on a 2019 album. Reminds me of Inspector Norse being on It's Album Time in 2014...

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:47 pm

Jackson wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 pm
JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 pm
1. Men I Trust - Tailwhip
Love this song but it's crazy they're putting a 2017 single on a 2019 album. Reminds me of Inspector Norse being on It's Album Time in 2014...
I'm hoping by the time the album comes out I can replace with 'Tailwhip Revisited'. It made no.3 in my 2017 list, would have been higher, but only discovered at last minute in as #1 in Gorilla v Bear list.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:50 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:47 pm
Jackson wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 pm
JohnnyBGoode wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 pm
1. Men I Trust - Tailwhip
Love this song but it's crazy they're putting a 2017 single on a 2019 album. Reminds me of Inspector Norse being on It's Album Time in 2014...
I'm hoping by the time the album comes out I can replace with 'Tailwhip Revisited'. It made no.3 in my 2017 list, would have been higher, but only discovered at last minute in as #1 in Gorilla v Bear list.
Could have competition if Chromatics finally put out Dear Tommy and it has 'I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around' on it (my no. 2 in 2015).

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My 25 favourite songs of 2019 so far (and I thought I might as well add brief comments)...

1 | Lizzo | Cuz I Love You
I noticed that this song is described as pop soul. It may be pop soul, but it needs a few superlatives and maybe some expletives to describe the massive sound of it. Gigantic pop soul, more like. Or pop FUCKING soul, y'all. I love how it alternates between sounding like a 60s soul ballad and an intense orchestral fanfare. And even when the music is at its most frenzied, Lizzo's powerful voice outshines everything else.

2 | Vampire Weekend | This Life
I like Vampire Weekend a lot when they create catchy melodies that have a hint of African music in them. They did quite a lot of that on their self-titled debut. And they're doing it again with "This Life". The breezy guitars in this song remind me a bit of African soukous or mbalax music. Just in a very subtle way. It's definitely one of my favourite Vampire Weekend songs.

3 | Sufjan Stevens | Love Yourself
To repeat what I said in a previous post in this thread (because I can't think of another way to put it): It might come across as middle of the road synthpop at first, but as usual with Sufjan, after listening to it a few times it develops into something more expansive and layered. I love the unapologetic positivity of it, especially as it’s such a contrast to the dejection that characterizes so many of his songs. I also love the subtle synths. Synths can be sharp and cold, but on this song they are warm and glowing, which suits his style of singing.

4 | Chai | Wintime
A kaleidoscope of effervescent pop. And strangely the song that makes me want to dance like no other song this year.

5 | The Black Keys | Eagle Birds
Like most people these days, I don't like a lot of guitar rock. But this stomping piece of garage rock is a welcome exception. And it's nice that it reminds me a bit of T. Rex.

6 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
Andrew Bird has been on my radar for a while, but I didn't expect him to surprise me with an indie folk tune that made me wish I was back in 2008. Some glorious whistling too.

7 | Jessie Ware | Adore You
Speaking of flashbacks, I haven't liked deep house this much since the 1990s. It's an electronic style that suits Jessie's vocals very nicely. And I guess if I'm honest, my appreciation of the song is helped by being a bit of a romantic dreamer.

8 | Kaiser Chiefs | Record Collection
This is one of a few songs that I discovered through the AMF Weekly Chart. I didn't expect too much when I decided to give the song a listen after seeing it doing well in that chart, but I ended up being very pleasantly surprised that Kaiser Chiefs could still release such an anthemic tune, this time by blending indie and synth pop.

9 | Ibibio Sound Machine | Tell Me (Doko Mien)
Ibibio Sound Machine are a band who showcase an eclectic mix of Western and African dance music on all their albums. This title track from their latest album is a prime example of that. Flavourful, groove-driven electro afro-funk. Nice.

10 | Cage the Elephant | Social Cues
This sounds like it should've been MGMT's follow-up single after their Oracular Spectacular album. Luckily Cage the Elephant manage to make it sound like a fresh 2019 track.

11 | Little Simz feat. Cleo Sol | Selfish
Smooth and soulful… with just the right amount of punch.

12 | Skepta | Bullet From a Gun
Grime meets melancholic synths and laid-back techno. It's a sound that sits very comfortably with me.

13 | Aldous Harding | The Barrel
There's quite a lot of mellow contemporary folk songs that I enjoy listening to. But there's something unique about the way this song highlights interesting musical and vocal changes and makes me pay close attention to them.

14 | Katie Toupin | Magnetic Moves
A pop rock song that sounded a little trivial to me at first, but now I keep humming it on my way to work and can't seem to get it out of my head.

15 | James Blake feat. Rosalía | Barefoot in the Park
I think both James Blake and Rosalía have a sense of vulnerability that gel together in a dreamlike, intimate way on this song.

16 | Lana Del Rey | Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have It
Something that has stood in the way of me really feeling a connection with Lana Del Rey's music is the production of her songs. But on this song, the simple arrangement of piano and vocals complements her voice beautifully and I definitely feel a connection.

17 | Susanna and the Brotherhood of Our Lady | Garden of Earthly Delights
It's a song from an album inspired by the paintings of 15th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch, and it's another lovely example of the union between delicate piano music and haunting vocals.

18 | Mike Posner | January 11th, 2017
A touching song about the day that Mike Posner's father died. It's a song that resonates with me deeply, not least because I sense a resemblance in character between his dad and my own dad who died a couple of years ago.

19 | Maverick Sabre | Drifting
It's a song that has a groove that's both easy-going and rich. The vocals remind me a bit of Elbow, and the beat is not unlike something by the Beastie Boys - just more relaxed.

20 | Conan Osíris | Telemóveis
An eclectic track that didn't make it to the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest but should've won the whole damn thing. It contains Portuguese fado, frantic Angolan kuduro, pop, hip-hop, and has a splatter of Japanese influences on top of all of that. My kind of eccentric.

21 | Julia Jacklin | Comfort
It's a song that's full of yearning, and it seems to be about letting go of someone you cared for deeply and the emotional impact that follows. It's also a song that resonates with me during (thankfully decreasing) times of feeling low: "I'll be okay, I'll be alright, I'll get well soon, sleep through the night."

22 | Leo "Bud" Welch | Don't Let the Devil Ride
Gritty but cool gospel blues.

23 | Weyes Blood | Andromeda
I feel that I should like Weyes Blood's music more than I do, especially her album Titanic Rising with its lush soundscape that's intended to wrap you in a blanket of unearthly calm (her voice reminding me of Karen Carpenter should also be a very good thing). Fortunately this song keeps growing on me, so maybe I'm getting closer to feeling that proper connection.

24 | Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko | Denkilo
A hypnotic blend of entrancing vocals and the kora (a string instrument used in West African music). It's the closest I've come to finding something similar to one of my favourite African songs: "Tadieu Bone" by Ismaël Lô.

25 | slowthai | Doorman
I never thought I'd experience a year when British rap outperformed American rap, but with impressive releases by the likes of Little Simz, Dave, slowthai and Skepta, 2019 might be that year - that said, the year is far from over. "Doorman" is one of my favourite songs of this renaissance in UK rap.

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Post by Nick » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm

Top 40 songs of the year (so far)...

1. Weyes Blood- Andromeda
2. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen
3. Four Tet- Only Human
4. Weyes Blood- Movies
5. Tame Impala- Patience
6. Lizzo- Juice
7. Charly Bliss- Capacity
8. Mark Ronson (featuring Angel Olsen)- True Blue
9. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien
10. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Crime Pays
11. Weyes Blood- Everyday
12. Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)- Old Town Road (Remix)
13. Hatchie- Stay With Me
14. Mannequin Pussy- Drunk II
15. Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas
16. Lower Dens- Young Republicans
17. Billie Eilish- Bad Guy
18. Tyler, The Creator- Earfquake
19. Purple Mountains- All My Happiness is Gone
20. The National- Rylan
21. Haim- Summer Girl
22. Helado Negro- Running
23. Fontaines D.C.- Boys in the Better Land
24. Big Thief- Cattails
25. Tame Impala- Borderline
26. Bruce Springsteen- Hello Sunshine
27. Vampire Weekend- This Life
28. Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me
29. Georgia- About Work the Dancefloor
30. Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
31. Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda
32. FKA Twigs- Cellophane
33. Thom Yorke- Dawn Chorus
34. The Comet Is Coming- Super Zodiac
35. Purple Mountains- Margaritas at the Mall
36. Deafheaven- Black Brick
37. Bon Iver- Faith
38. Charly Bliss- Young Enough
39. Flying Lotus (featuring Denzel Curry)- Black Balloons Reprise
40. Little Simz- 101 FM

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That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide if I like the song because of itself or because I like Lou Reed.

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Post by BobPatience » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 pm

Nick wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 pm
That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide if I like the song because of itself or because I like Lou Reed.
Per Wikipedia:

"She [Dianelle Haim] asked friend and musician Rostam Batmanglij for help, and he wrote a saxophone part for the song. After he and Haim thought the melody sounded like "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed, he added bass guitar effects that mimicked the sound of the track. Haim then brought the song to Rechtshaid, who added final effects to the song."

And:

"Songwriter(s): Alana Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Lou Reed, Rostam Batmanglij"


Too be honest, I personally don't really hear too much WotWS in it. At least not in the melody, or vocals as a whole.
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Jackson wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:48 am
Pauler wrote:FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84
Seconded.
I wish I took your recommendation sooner. I just heard it for the first time, and it's immediately my song of the year, and I think it's one of the greatest songs of all time. I haven't had that kind of initial reaction to anything in a long time. That vocal performance is breathtaking.

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Post by Nick » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:36 am

BobPatience wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Nick wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 pm
That new Haim song "Summer Girl" is really good, but it's infuriatingly similar to "Walk on the Wild Side". I get having a sax like the song, and having a similar instrumentation, subdued vocals, and general "mood", but did they really have to do the "doo doo doo"s like the song too? Can't decide if I like the song because of itself or because I like Lou Reed.
Per Wikipedia:

"She [Dianelle Haim] asked friend and musician Rostam Batmanglij for help, and he wrote a saxophone part for the song. After he and Haim thought the melody sounded like "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed, he added bass guitar effects that mimicked the sound of the track. Haim then brought the song to Rechtshaid, who added final effects to the song."

And:

"Songwriter(s): Alana Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Lou Reed, Rostam Batmanglij"


Too be honest, I personally don't really hear too much WotWS in it. At least not in the melody, or vocals as a whole.
It's not really so much the melody or the vocals that sound like Lou Reed's song as it is the general atmosphere, which I think bothers me a bit more than just a straightforward jacking of a single element of the song. Like, Purple Mountains' (RIP) "All My Happiness is Gone" has basically the same exact melody during the chorus as "I Melt With You" does during its chorus, but that doesn't really get on my nerves or anything.

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Post by Honorio » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:22 pm

Dan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 am
My 25 favourite songs of 2019 so far (and I thought I might as well add brief comments)...
Excellent list, Dan! It was the soundtrack (both during the car trip and then with headphones) to our visit to the impressive Praia das Catedrais (Cathedrals Beach), so these songs will always be tied for me to the breathtaking landscapes...

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Post by Dan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am

Honorio wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Dan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 am
My 25 favourite songs of 2019 so far (and I thought I might as well add brief comments)...
Excellent list, Dan! It was the soundtrack (both during the car trip and then with headphones) to our visit to the impressive Praia das Catedrais (Cathedrals Beach), so these songs will always be tied for me to the breathtaking landscapes...
Wow, this was an unexpected post! But I’m really glad you enjoyed listening to the music on my list, Honorio. For the first time in many years, I’m listening to new music and making my list as the year goes on, rather than waiting for critics’ year-end lists to start exploring songs and albums. By doing that, I’m giving myself more time to look for music that I might like and I feel less rushed.

Considering the big overlap in our taste in music, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that you would like most of the songs on my list. And how wonderful that those songs are now tied to the beatiful landscapes you saw on your holiday. From personal experience, I know what a good feeling it is to discover (or re-discover) music while on holiday and to associate songs with memories of a specific place and time.

Praia das Catedrais looks amazing – yet another part of Spain that looks well worth a visit! When I clicked on the link you posted and watched the video, I was surprised that they chose to play Celtic folk music in the background. But then I read that the traditional music from that region (Galicia) owes its roots to ancient Celtic history, which explains the similarity in sound to Irish, Scottish and Welsh folk music. So what I heard was actually Galician folk music. It caused me to listen to a few songs in that genre. The song I enjoyed listening to the most was “Muiñeira do Areal” by Milladoiro.

Anyway, you mentioned in another thread that you plan to listen to a lot of music from the 2010s next year. I’m looking forward to your lists.
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Post by Romain » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:31 pm

Dan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 am
My 25 favourite songs of 2019 so far (and I thought I might as well add brief comments)...

6 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
Andrew Bird has been on my radar for a while, but I didn't expect him to surprise me with an indie folk tune that made me wish I was back in 2008. Some glorious whistling too.

I hope you listened to the whole album because it remains for the moment at the head of my albums of the year. A rare perfect album with all the songs on the same perfect level.

A very good list. We have a lot of songs in common... I will try to listened the songs I don't know now.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Honorio » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:36 pm

Dan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am
Praia das Catedrais looks amazing – yet another part of Spain that looks well worth a visit! When I clicked on the link you posted and watched the video, I was surprised that they chose to play Celtic folk music in the background. But then I read that the traditional music from that region (Galicia) owes its roots to ancient Celtic history, which explains the similarity in sound to Irish, Scottish and Welsh folk music. So what I heard was actually Galician folk music. It caused me to listen to a few songs in that genre. The song I enjoyed listening to the most was “Muiñeira do Areal” by Milladoiro.
Yes, the original folk music of the North of Spain (especially in Galicia but also in Asturias, Cantabria or the Basque country), as well as in French Britanny and North of Portugal, has a strong content of Celtic music because of a common ancient history. Glad you liked some of these songs, another good song by Milladoiro (the most important Galician folk band) is "Brincadeiro."

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Post by Dan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 pm

Romain wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Dan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 am
6 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
I hope you listened to the whole album because it remains for the moment at the head of my albums of the year. A rare perfect album with all the songs on the same perfect level.
I haven't listened to the whole album yet, but I will now. :music-listening:
Honorio wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Another good song by Milladoiro (the most important Galician folk band) is "Brincadeiro."
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:35 pm

Charli XCX's last two singles, Gone (with Christine and the Queens) and Cross You Out (with Sky Ferreira) are two of her best career singles. She really has a knack for choosing great artists to collaborate with and getting the most out of them. Her upcoming album is one of my most anticipated this fall, though I guess I've already heard a lot of it.

Separately, Jenny Hval's new single High Alice might be the best standalone song I've heard from her. With its accessible structure and catchy drum beat, it certainly signals a different direction for her.

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 am

1. The Murder Capital – Don’t Cling to Life
2. Men I Trust – Tailwhip (perhaps replaced/superseded by ‘Revisited’ version on album)
3. Faye Webster – Kingston
4. Hatchie - Obsessed
5. Vampire Weekend - This Life
6. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness is Gone
7. Lizzo – Juice
8. Carly Rae Jepsen – Julien
9. Bill Callahan - What Comes After Certainty
10. Tame Impala – Patience
11. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
12. Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear
13. Maggie Rogers – Light On
14. Hatchie – Stay With Me
15. Billie Eilish – bad guy
16. FONTAINES D.C. - Big
17. Whitney – FTA (perhaps replaced/superseded by the full album version at midnight)
18. Ariana Grande – needy
19. The National – You Had Your Soul With You
20. Jay Som – Superbike
21. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
22. Caroline Polachek – Door
23. Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy
24. Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I
25. Seeker Lover Keeper – Let it Out
26. Billie Eilish – bury a friend
27. George Salazar – Michael in the Bathroom
28. Georgia – About Work the Dancefloor
29. Kim Petras - 1,2,3 dayz up (feat. Sophie)
30. Lucy Rose – Conversation
31. (Sandy) Alex G - Hope
32. Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hill
33. Bruce Springsteen – Hello Sunshine
34. Shura – religion (u can lay your hands on me)
35. Marika Hackman - Marika Hackman
36. Noname – Song 31 (feat. Phoelix)
37. Brittany Howard – Stay High
38. Japanese Breakfast – Essentially
39. Anderson .Paak – Make it Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
40. American Football - Silhouettes
41. FONTAINES D.C. – Too Real
42. Big Thief – UFOF
43. Clairo - Bags
44. Bon Iver – U (man Like)
45. Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road – Remix
46. Kelsey Lu – Due West
47. Marshmello – Here With Me (feat. Chvrches)
48. Weyes Blood – Movies
49. Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down
50. Tyler, The Creator - Earfquake

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Post by Future Critic » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:19 pm

I've been a bit out of the music scene this year, so I'm sure I'm missing a ton of songs, but here are my current top 30. This is very likely to change drastically once I hear all the songs I missed from this year:

01. The greatest, Lana Del Rey
02. Harmony Hall, Vampire Weekend
03. Too Much, Carly Rae Jepsen
04. Heads Gonna Roll, Jenny Lewis
05. Seventeen, Sharon Van Etten
06. Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
07. Everyday, Weyes Blood
08. Don't Know How To Keep Loving You, Julia Jacklin
09. U (Man Like), Bon Iver
10. Julien, Carly Rae Jepsen
11. Borderline, Tame Impala
12. This Life, Vampire Weekend
13. Hey, Man, Bon Iver
14. Rylan, The National
15. Now That I Found You, Carly Rae Jepsen
16. Head Alone, Julia Jacklin
17. Century, Big Thief
18. hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it, Lana Del Rey
19. GIRL, Maren Morris
20. Lover, Taylor Swift
21. 7 rings, Arianna Grande
22. Cruel Summer, Taylor Swift
23. Didn't Know What I Was in For, Better Oblivion Community
24. Cattails, Big Thief
25. bury a friend, Billie Eilish
26. Andromeda, Weyes Blood
27. UFOF, Big Thief
28. Looking For America, Lana Del Rey
29. All Mirrors, Angel Olsen
30. Doin' Time, Lana Del Rey
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Future Critic » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:33 pm

ColmD wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am
As with the previous two years, I have compiled half year lists from publications (some acclaimed, some not) covering end May to last week. 41 lists in all of which 11 are AM eligible. No runaway leader this year but interestingly the number 1 song for 2017 and 2018 (Humble and This Is America) ended up taking the AM top spot at year end.
Thanks for compiling this again this year, ColmD! It's always my favorite mid-year report!

I don't think Old Town Remix is going to hold the lead at year end because I think(/hope) it performs poorly on the non-American lists. I could see it doing quite well on the Pazz and Jop poll though.

Out of the songs that made the mid-year report, Bad Guy seems to be the one that could top the year-end list to me.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 am
17. Whitney – FTA (perhaps replaced/superseded by the full album version at midnight)
Not sure actually. Think I might prefer simplicity of FTA. Anyway time for the rest of the album. Love what I've heard so far. Could it be as good as last one?

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Some more additions to my list in no particular order.


Post Malone - Circles
C418 - Aviva
Young Thug - Hot (feat. Gunna)
Chase Atlantic - PHASES
The 1975 - People
Juice WRLD - Empty

Post Malone - Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Tyla Yaweh - High Right Now
Tyla Yaweh - They Ain't You
Bad Religion - Candidate
Juice WRLD - Fast
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - You Should See Me In A Crown
Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus
Young Thug - The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)
The Raconteurs - Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)
Bad Religion - My Sanity
Lil Nas X - F9mily (You And Me)
J. Cole - Middle Child
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:17 am

Here's how my list is shaping up eight months into 2019. The domination by women is astonishing - 19 of my top 20 are by women or have female vocalists! This has been an ongoing trend over the second half of this decade, but this year, the women have almost completely taken over.

Risers over the last month have been Venice (a perfect indie rock song; reminiscent of Men I Trust's Tailwhip), High Alice (only one more week until the new album!), Paramour (music video of the year), and Gone (only two more weeks until the new album!).

1 | Weyes Blood | Movies
2 | Sharon Van Etten | Jupiter 4
3 | Hatchie | Stay With Me
4 | Magdelena Bay | Venice
5 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Want You in My Room
6 | Jenny Hval | High Alice
7 | Aldous Harding | The Barrel
8 | Georgia | About Work the Dancefloor
9 | Anna Meredith | Paramour
10 | Sleater-Kinney | Hurry on Home
11 | Peggy Gou | Han Pan
12 | Skepta | Bullet From a Gun
13 | The Comet is Coming | Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest)
14 | Sky Ferreira | Downhill Lullaby
15 | Clairo | Bags
16 | Charli XCX | Gone (feat. Christine & The Queens)
17 | Holly Herndon | Eternal
18 | Nilufer Yanya | Baby Blu
19 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Julien
20 | FKA Twigs | Cellophane
21 | Denzel Curry | RICKY
22 | Lil Nas X | Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
23 | Flying Lotus | Takashi
24 | Claud | Easy
25 | Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
26 | Moon Duo | Stars Are the Light
27 | DJ Seinfeld | Electrian
28 | American Football | Uncomfortably Numb
29 | Black Midi | 953
30 | Clairo | Sofia
31 | Priests | The Seduction of Kansas
32 | Caroline Polachek | Door
33 | girl in red | i'll die anyway.
34 | Lana Del Rey | Cinnamon Girl
35 | Billie Eilish | bad guy
36 | Freddie Gibbs & Madlib | Cataracts
37 | Blanck Mass | No Dice
38 | Anemone | She's the One
39 | Tyler, The Creator | EARFQUAKE
40 | Damon Locks | The Colors That You Bring
41 | Octavian | Bet (feat. Skepta)
42 | Jai Paul | He
43 | Little Simz | Venom
44 | Kim Petras | Broken
45 | Charli XCX | Cross You Out (feat. Sky Ferreira)
46 | Hot Chip | Hungry Child
47 | Four Tet | Only Human
48 | Kate Tempest | Holy Elixir
49 | Peggy Gou | Starry Night
50 | PUP | Kids
51 | Ariana Grande | fake smile
52 | Yuno | Sunlight
53 | Hatchie | Obsessed
54 | slowthai | Inglorious (feat. Skepta)
55 | Holy Ghost | Anxious!
56 | Jessie Ware | Adore You
57 | Bodywash | Reverie
58 | Weyes Blood | Andromeda
59 | Kero Kero Bonito | Swimming
60 | Lana Del Rey | Fuck it I love you

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Some new additions to some songs I like

Post Malone - Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Tyla Yaweh - High Right Now
Tyla Yaweh - They Ain't You
Bad Religion - Candidate
Juice WRLD - Fast
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - You Should See Me In A Crown
Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus
Young Thug - The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)
The Raconteurs - Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)
Bad Religion - My Sanity
Lil Nas X - F9mily (You And Me)
J. Cole - Middle Child
Post Malone - Take What You Want (feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott)
Post Malone - Myself
Post Malone - Circles
Post Malone - A Thousand Bad Times
Post Malone - Hollywood’s Bleeding
Young Thug - Hot (feat. Gunna)
Young Thug - Just How It Is
Benny Blanco - Graduation (feat. Juice WRLD)
Chance Atlantic - PHASES
Rammstein - Deutschland
The 1975 - People
Bad Religion - End Of History
Bad Jokes - Take Me Back
Bad Jokes - Idealism
Drab Majesty - Ellipsis
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jap123 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm

The two absolute standouts from this year in my opinion aren't yet on albums -

Cellophane by FKA Twigs - surprised this hasnt got more attention to be honest given her being an already established artist. Definitely not her most immediate song but after a few listens i think it is probably my favorite of hers.

Sunglasses by Black Country, New Road - new british band that's only released a couple of singles. One of the most unique tracks i've heard this year; it's of a similar genre to Black Midi, but in my opinion more interesting with a Sigur Ros/Slint post rock influence in the first half before turning into a jagged art punk type thing. I would definitely recommend giving it a listen, especially if you liked Black Midi (I found it more accessible than Black Midi because the vocals are less weird)

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by mileswide » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:51 pm

Jap123 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
The two absolute standouts from this year in my opinion aren't yet on albums -

Cellophane by FKA Twigs - surprised this hasnt got more attention to be honest given her being an already established artist. Definitely not her most immediate song but after a few listens i think it is probably my favorite of hers.

Sunglasses by Black Country, New Road - new british band that's only released a couple of singles. One of the most unique tracks i've heard this year; it's of a similar genre to Black Midi, but in my opinion more interesting with a Sigur Ros/Slint post rock influence in the first half before turning into a jagged art punk type thing. I would definitely recommend giving it a listen, especially if you liked Black Midi (I found it more accessible than Black Midi because the vocals are less weird)
Both are among my tunes of the year- Cellophane did get some buzz on here on release and rightly so, the sound of fka twigs elegantly unravelling like she does in the song's video.

I'm with you on the Black Country, New Road track based on what I've heard of Black Midi, especially the less wilfully odd vocals compared to BM. I'd say lyrically, Sunglasses is this sprawling, growling broadside against modern conformity in the same vein as a more focused Sleaford Mods or a more sarcastic Idles. With some discordant sax thrown in, it all makes for a heady mix!
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Listyguy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 pm

New Sleater-Kinney song: "Animal"

Better than just about everything from The Center Won't Hold

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:23 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 pm
New Sleater-Kinney song: "Animal"

Better than just about everything from The Center Won't Hold
Ehh, it’s okay, but it feels like they’re trying to reclaim the magic that was on albums such as Call The Doctor, Dig Me Out, The Woods, etc.

Nothing wrong with that of course, and I gotta say it is one of the better songs the band has released this decade.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:14 pm

As someone who has always been an album-over-songs kind of guy, i've tended not to keep track of individual songs. Nevertheless, these are the songs which i've enjoyed so far this year.

Billie Eilish - bad guy / bury a friend
FKA Twigs - Cellophane
Rosalia ft. J Balvin & El Guincho - Con Altura
Danny Brown - Dirty Laundry
Charli XCX ft. Christine And The Queens - Gone
Solange ft. Playboi Carti - Almeda
James Blake ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin - Mile High
Tyler, The Creator ft. Playboi Carti - EARFQUAKE
Chris Brown ft. Drake - No Guidance
Col3trane ft. FKJ - Perfect Timing

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Oh, and I can't forget about what might be the most notorious unreleased track of the decade - Pissy Pamper, by Young Nudy and Playboi Carti.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:34 pm

1. The Murder Capital – Don’t Cling to Life
2. Men I Trust – Tailwhip
3. Faye Webster – Kingston
4. Hatchie – Obsessed
5. Angel Olsen - Lark
6. Vampire Weekend - This Life
7. Purple Mountains – All My Happiness is Gone
8. Lizzo – Juice
9. Carly Rae Jepsen – Julien
10. FONTAINES D.C. - Big
11. Bill Callahan - What Comes After Certainty
12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Bright Horses
13. Tame Impala – Patience
14. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
15. Maggie Rogers – Light On
16. Hatchie – Stay With Me
17. Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear
18. Billie Eilish – bad guy
19. Whitney – Forever Turned Around
20. Ariana Grande – needy
21. The National – You Had Your Soul With You
22. Jay Som – Superbike
23. Chromatics – Closer To Grey
24. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
25. Caroline Polachek – Door

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:15 pm

Is the version of "Tailwhip" on the album any different than the one released as a single two years ago?
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Is the version of "Tailwhip" on the album any different than the one released as a single two years ago?
I think slightly, but not greatly. Too good not to include again (as I think it still qualifies for end of year list).

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