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I've been loving everything Megan Thee Stallion is involved in this year: the "Savage" remix with her fellow Houstonian Beyoncé, "Girls in the Hood" and recently that filthy single "WAP" with Cardi B. Her charisma is undeniable.
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Well for those of you who have been a fan of linkin park like myself,they released a song called "She Couldn't",you can go and check it out.(Not a great song but definitely worth listening to).
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Here's a very rough first draft of the songs that stand out to me in 2020 so far. For obvious reasons, it has not been a real strong year.

1. invisible string, Taylor Swift
2. betty, Taylor Swift
3. Kyoto, Phoebe Bridgers
4. Cardigan, Taylor Swift
5. On the Floor, Perfume Genius
6. I Want You To Love Me, Fiona Apple
7. The Steps, HAIM
8. Julianna Calm Down, The Chicks
9. Gospel for a New Century, Yves Tumor
10. The last great American dynasty, Taylor Swift
11. I Remember Everything, John Prine
12. Gaslighter, The Chicks
13. Blinding Lights, The Weeknd
14. Fire, Waxahatchee
15. Mirrorball, Taylor Swift
16. Song for Our Daughter, Laura Marling
17. Lilacs, Waxahatchee
18. detonate, Charli XCX
19. Physical, Dua Lipa
20. Spotlight, Jessie Ware
21. Don’t Start Now, Dua Lipa
22. Levitating, Dua Lipa
23. Jesus Chris 2005 God Bless America, The 1975
24. Sleep at Night, The Chicks
25. Can’t Do Much, Waxahatchee
26. Good News, Mac Miller
27. People, I’ve Been Sad, Christine and the Queens
28. Cosmonauts, Fiona Apple
29. Up From a Dream, HAIM
30. Describe, Perfume Genius
31. Shamika, Fiona Apple
32. Home, Caribou
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My top 44 songs of the year (so far):

1. The 1975- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
2. Jessie Ware- Remember Where You Are
3. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
4. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
5. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
6. Charli XCX- Forever
7. Sufjan Stevens- America
8. Phoebe Bridgers- Kyoto
9. Jessie Ware- Spotlight
10. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet

11. Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé)- Savage
12. Fiona Apple- Shameika
13. Jessie Ware- Soul Control
14. Waxahatchee- Lilacs
15. 070 Shake- Guilty Conscience
16. Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
17. Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
18. Taylor Swift- Cardigan
19. Fiona Apple- Heavy Balloon
20. Jessie Ware- What's Your Pleasure?

21. Fiona Apple- Cosmonauts
22. Annie- Dark Hearts
23. Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
24. Dinner Party- Freeze Tag
25. Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
26. Run the Jewels- Yankee and the Brave (Ep. 4)
27. Taylor Swift- The Last Great American Dynasty
28. Bob Dylan- I Contain Multitudes
29. Gum Country- Somewhere
30. Tame Impala- One More Year

31. John Prine- I Remember Everything
32. Kelly Lee Owens- L.I.N.E.
33. BTS- Dynamite
34. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
35. The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
36. Disclosure- Energy
37. The 1975- Guys
38. Kareem Ali- Night Echoes
39. The Chicks- Gaslighter
40. Dua Lipa- Hallucinate

41. Run the Jewels- Walking in the Snow
42. The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town
43. A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
44. Everything Everything- In Birdsong
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In no particular order

01. Usher - Bad Habits - He's still the finest male vocalist in the game
02. Jazmine Sullivan - Lost One
03. Jessie Ware - Spotlight
04. JoJo - Lonely Hearts
05. Megan Thee Stallion - Girls in the Hood

06. SG Lewis - Impact (feat. Robyn & Channel Tres)
07. Cardi B - WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
08. Megan Thee Stallion - Savage (Remix) (feat. Beyoncé)
09. Flo Milli - Weak
10. Adrianne Lanker -anything

11. Laura Marling - Held Down
12. Empress Of - Love is a Drug
13. Simmy - Ngihamba Nawe (feat. Sino Msolo)
14. Arlo Parks - Eugene
15. The 1975 - If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)

16. Run The Jewels - a few words for the firing squad
17. Disclosure - My High (feat. slowthai & Aminé)
18. Rina Sawayama - XS
19. Caribou - Never Come Back
20. Christine and the Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)

21. Medhane - I'm Deadass
22. HAIM - I Know Alone
23. Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
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Nina Hagen released a new song together with George Clinton (the Funkadelic/Parliament guy), called "Unity". It's her first original material in nine years (I think). I like it a lot.

Apparently a version of this song has been relased since July, and I'm only now hearing of it. Shame on me...
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I want to drop in and say nothing else in 2020 has moved me as much as "anything" did. The mundane details of every day life is perfectly captured in this stunner and the melody. Sigh. I want to cry when the song reaches "I wanna sleep in your car when you're driving. Lay in your lap while I'm crying" :(((
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Halloo! Even I like Jessie Ware's "Spotlight". I'd say it's the song "EBTG" only wrote once.
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Fred wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:55 pm Halloo! Even I like Jessie Ware's "Spotlight". I'd say it's the song "EBTG" only wrote once.
Welcome to the club! This one was the definition of an "instant classic" for me.
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Pauler wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:17 am 14. Arlo Parks - Eugene
It cheers me no end that you connected with this so much! (It was one of my noms for the 2020 songs tourney)
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"Maestranza" by Fleet Foxes off their new album Shore caught me by surprise. It almost feels like an R&B track and as always, Robin Pecknolds has one of the very best voices out there. His timbre is bright, piercing with enough warmth to balance it out.
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Grounds by IDLES is probably gonna be my favorite of the year so far. I dont usually make song lists but that one has definitely stood out, along with the opening tracks of Every Bad and FTBC
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Has anyone talked about Future Islands new singles? For Sure is pretty great, the other two are rather forgettable...
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The year is 3/4s of the way over, so here's my top 50 songs of the year:

1. The 1975- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
2. Jessie Ware- Remember Where You Are
3. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
4. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
5. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
6. Charli XCX- Forever
7. Phoebe Bridgers- Kyoto
8. Jessie Ware- Spotlight
9. Sufjan Stevens- America
10. Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé)- Savage

11. Fiona Apple- Shameika
12. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
13. Jessie Ware- Soul Control
14. Waxahatchee- Lilacs
15. 070 Shake- Guilty Conscience
16. Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
17. Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
18. Taylor Swift- Cardigan
19. Fiona Apple- Heavy Balloon
20. Jessie Ware- What's Your Pleasure?

21. Fiona Apple- Cosmonauts
22. Annie- Dark Hearts
23. Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
24. Dinner Party- Freeze Tag
25. Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
26. Run the Jewels- Yankee and the Brave (Ep. 4)
27. Taylor Swift- The Last Great American Dynasty
28. Bob Dylan- I Contain Multitudes
29. Gum Country- Somewhere
30. Tame Impala- One More Year

31. John Prine- I Remember Everything
32. Kelly Lee Owens- L.I.N.E.
33. Idles- Model Village
34. Haim- The Steps
35. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
36. The Flaming Lips- Will You Return / When You Come Down
37. Gorillaz (featuring Robert Smith)- Strange Timez
38. The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
39. Sufjan Stevens- My Rajneesh
40. Fleet Foxes- Sunblind

41. BTS- Dynamite
42. Disclosure- Energy
43. The 1975- Guys
44. Kareem Ali- Night Echoes
45. The Chicks- Gaslighter
46. Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
47. Jessie Ware- Save a Kiss
48. Run the Jewels- Walking in the Snow
49. The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town
50. A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
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"Be an Astronaut" is a great song by Declan Mckenna,It gives you David Bowie vibes.
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For me the best song of the year so far by far is Flaming Lips - Mother Don't Be Sad

I can't hear that song and not get emotional.
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My favorites so far:

1. Dua Lipa - "Levitating"
2. Jessie Ware - "What's Your Pleasure"
3. Sofia Portanet - "I Trust"
4. Annie - "The Streets Where I Belong"
5. Dua Lipa - "Physical"
6. Kylie Minogue - "Magic"
7. Jessie Ware - "Remember Where You Are"
8. The Strokes - "Eternal Summer"
9. Sofia Portanet - "Waage"
10. Charli XCX - "forever"

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For 2020 third quarter:

1 | Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
2 | Meridian Brothers | Puya del Empresario
3 | Chloe x Halle | ROYL
4 | Blu & Exile | The End
5 | Neptunian Maximalism | Eos
6 | Jessie Ware | Spotlight
7 | Haim | The Steps
8 | Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion | WAP
9 | Blu & Exile | The American Dream
10 | Matmos | Platformalism
11 | Lil Mariko | Shiny
12 | King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard | Honey
13 | Acidman | Rebirth
14 | NIKI | Selene
15 | Against All Logic | Fantasy

Honorable Mentions:
Alexis Marshall | Nature in Three Movements
Billie Eilish | my future
Blue Encount | Humming Bird
Carly Rae Jepsen | Never Get to Hold You
clipping. | Say the Name
Disclosure | My High
Matmos | Sarabande
Matmos | Goodnight Loving Bose Ikard
mxmtoon | ok on your own
New Order | Be a Rebel
NIKI | Wide Open (Foreword)
Poppy | Don't Go Outside
Sech, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Rosalia, Farruko | Relacion
Sevdaliza | Human Nature
Yung Gravy | yup!
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Here's my 3/4 of the way through the year list. I spent a lot of the last few months listening to older music for the AT albums poll, so this isn't that different than the last list I posted outside of adding a few new discoveries from the ongoing 2020 songs tournament.

I'm not counting Microphones in 2020 as a song, but if I did, it would rate in the top 10.

1 | Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2 | Charli XCX | forever
3 | Christine & The Queens | La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
4 | Fiona Apple | Heavy Balloon
5 | Yves Tumor | Gospel for a New Century
6 | Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh
7 | Kelly Lee Owens | On
8 | 070 Shake | Guilty Conscience
9 | Squid | Sludge
10 | SAULT | Wildfires
11 | Helena Deland | Someone New
12 | Katie Gately | Waltz
13 | Caribou | Never Come Back
14 | Disclosure | Tondo
15 | Rina Sawayama | XS
16 | Four Tet | Baby
17 | Park Hye Jin | Like this
18 | Terrace Martin | Pig Feet (feat. Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington)
19 | Fountaines D.C. | I Don't Belong
20 | The Weeknd | Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)
21 | Gorillaz | Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
22 | Perfume Genius | Describe
23 | Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
24 | Christine & The Queens | People, I've Been Sad
25 | Laura Marling | For You
26 | Jessie Ware | Soul Control
27 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Now I Don't Hate California After All
28 | Grimes | IDORU
29 | Hayley Williams | Simmer
30 | India Jordan | For You
31 | Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
32 | Annie | American Cars
33 | Kelly Lee Owens | Melt!
34 | Against All Logic | If Loving You Is Wrong
35 | Dua Lipa | Break My Heart
36 | Flume & Toro y Moi | The Difference
37 | Magdalena Bay | Airplane
38 | Perfume Genius | On the Floor
39 | Arlo Parks | Eugene
40 | Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
41 | Sufjan Stevens | America
42 | Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
43 | Charli XCX | i finally understand
44 | Jessy Lanza | Anyone Around
45 | Dogleg | Ender
46 | TOPS | I Feel Alive
47 | Thundercat | Black Qualls
48 | Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe
49 | The Beths | I'm Not Getting Excited
50 | Lady Gaga | Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
51 | Bicep | Atlas
52 | Jessie Ware | What's Your Pleasure?
53 | Yves Tumor | Kerosene!
54 | Purity Ring | stardew
55 | Megan Thee Stallion | Savage (feat. Beyonce)
56 | Fiona Apple | Newspaper
57 | Dogleg | Fox
58 | Krystal Klear | Future Fantasy
59 | The Weeknd | After Hours
60 | Soccer Mommy | circle the drain
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After hearing my boyfriend playing "peace" by Taylor Swift in the shower several times, I've come to love how delicate, calm and soulful this song is. The gorgeous guitar playing sort of reminds me of Prince, and I thought the songwriting is very strong overall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpxX4ZE4KWE
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Here's my favourites

1. TOPS – I Feel Alive
2. Sufjan Stevens – My Rajneesh
3. Taylor Swift – august
4. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
5. Yves Jarvis – Victim
6. Club Intl. – Crush (feat. Madeline Follin)
7. Zoon Van Snook – Cusco
8. Soccer Mommy – yellow is the color of her eyes
9. Laura Marling – Blow by Blow
10. Early Eyes – Marigolds
11. Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
12. The Electric Soft Parade – Left Behind
13. Mandy Moore – When I Wasn’t Watching
14. Taylor Swift – betty
15. Pozi – The Nightmare
16. Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
17. Billie Eilish – No Time to Die
18. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
19. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Only Children
20. Gia Margaret – 3 movements
21. Laura Marling – Fortune
22. U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars
23. SAULT – Wildfires
24. Arlo Parks – Black Dog
25. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
26. Halsey – You should be sad
27. Jessie Ware – Spotlight
28. MUNYA – Boca Chica
29. Phoebe Bridgers – I Know The End
30. Andy Shauf – Neon Skyline
31. Annie – American Cars
32. Dua Lipa – Physical
33. Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor
34. Tame Impala – Breathe Deeper
35. The Electric Soft Parade – Never Mind
36. Kelsea Ballerini - half of my hometown (feat. Kenny Chesney)
37. Mickey Guyton – What are You Gonna Tell Her?
38. Fiona Apple – I Want You to Love Me
39. Yves Tumor – Kerosene!
40. Jessie Ware – Remember Where You Are
41. Poppy- Concrete
42. Muzz – Red Western Sky
43. Waxahatchee – Can’t Do Much
44. Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
45. Chromatics – TOY
46. Sports Team - Going Soft
47. 2nd Grade – Velodrome
48. Bright Eyes – Persona Non Grata
49. Taylor Swift – exile (feat. Bon Iver)
50. Doves - Prisoners


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So predictions, what do we think the EOY Critics Favorite Songs are gonna be?
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Holden wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00 pm So predictions, what do we think the EOY Critics Favorite Songs are gonna be?
With the critics becoming more and more poptimist over the years, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion (ft. Beyonce) is a surefire top 5 single on the EOY list.

In all likelihood "WAP" will be in the top 20.
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Nick wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Holden wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00 pm So predictions, what do we think the EOY Critics Favorite Songs are gonna be?
With the critics becoming more and more poptimist over the years, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion (ft. Beyonce) is a surefire top 5 single on the EOY list.

In all likelihood "WAP" will be in the top 20.
Honestly, I like Cardi B at times, like I was her biggest fan of her 2018 album in EOD poll, but like I just don't like WAP at all.

I think Shameika is going to be up pretty high, as well as something from RTJ4, SMHOFI, and probably I Contain Multitudes, or some other Dylan song/
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Holden wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00 pm So predictions, what do we think the EOY Critics Favorite Songs are gonna be?
Songs with huge cultural relevance such as "WAP" and "Savage (Remix)" will be included for sure. I'd say "Spotlight" by Jessie Ware would make it pretty high on most lists too.
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I usually wait until the EOY lists before focusing on lone songs instead of albums, but I decided to get a head start this year. This should be a good way to break through some bad habits, though I'm still using MCCh's top three songs and singles from those albums as a guideline. As such, I'm ignorant of the big songs not on the big albums.

Not ready to rank them yet, but here are my top three tiers (only 50 albums through the MCCh, so this is very much a work in progress):

Tier 1:
Fiona Apple - Heavy Balloon
Phoebe Bridgers - I Know the End
Jessie Ware - Spotlight

Tier 2:
Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
Charli XCX - Forever
Fiona Apple - Shameika
Fiona Apple - Cosmonauts
Perfume Genius - On the Floor
Sufjan Stevens - America
Sufjan Stevens - My Rajneesh
Waxahatchee - Lilacs

Tier 3:
Adrienne Lenker - Zombie Girl
Caribou - Never Come Back
Crack Cloud - Ouster Stew
Fiona Apple - Newspaper
Fontaines D.C. - I Don't Belong
Jessie Ware - Save a Kiss
Makaya McCraven - Where Did the Night Go
Moses Sumney - Polly
Moses Sumney - Virile
Perfume Genius - Describe
Perfume Genius - Jason
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto
Porridge Radio - Lilac
Rina Sawayama - Comme des Garcons (Like the Boys)
Rina Sawayama - XS
Soccer Mommy - Circle the Drain
Sufjan Stevens - Make Me an Offer I Can't Refuse
Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
U.S. Girls - 4 American Dollars
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1. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
2. The 1975 - If You're Too Shy
3. Todd Rundgren and Rick Wakeman - I Saw the Light
4. Joe Satriani - Nineteen Eighty
5. Dua Lipa - Physical
6. Harry Styles - Adore You
7. The Weeknd - Alone Again
8. Maren Morris, Hozier - The Bones
9. Davey Lane - Acceptance
10.Tame Impala - Breathe Deeper
11. Soccer Mommy - Circle the Drain
12. The Weeknd - In Your Eyes
13. Conan Gray - Maniac
14. Christine and the Queens - People, I've Been Sad
15. Grimes - Delete Forever
16. Dixie Chicks - Gaslighter
17. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande - Rain On Me/
18. Doja Cat - Say So
19. The Weeknd - Hardest to Love
20. Benee ft. Gus Dapperton - Supalonely
21. Halsey - You Should Be Sad
22. Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
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Arsalan wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am So any good rock song from 2020 for recommendation?
Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
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Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Arsalan wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am So any good rock song from 2020 for recommendation?
Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Well I'd imagine you have already heard it, but System of a Down - Genocidal Humanoidz is pretty cool.
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Nassim wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:28 am
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Arsalan wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am So any good rock song from 2020 for recommendation?
Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Well I'd imagine you have already heard it, but System of a Down - Genocidal Humanoidz is pretty cool.
Yeah, I've heard it and it is cool. I guess it's great news for metal fans that SOAD are back.
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Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Arsalan wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am So any good rock song from 2020 for recommendation?
Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
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prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am
Arsalan wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am So any good rock song from 2020 for recommendation?
Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Since the beginning of the 21st century mainstream rock has become so bad. The only 2 great mainstream rock bands from the last 20 years are Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots imo.
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Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am

Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Since the beginning of the 21st century mainstream rock has become so bad. The only 2 great mainstream rock bands from the last 20 years are Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots imo.
If I felt that there had only been two great mainstream rock bands for the past two decades, I might try looking outside the mainstream for great rock music.
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Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:55 am

Anything great(and rock) from the second half of this year?
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Since the beginning of the 21st century mainstream rock has become so bad. The only 2 great mainstream rock bands from the last 20 years are Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots imo.
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acroamor wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:15 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Since the beginning of the 21st century mainstream rock has become so bad. The only 2 great mainstream rock bands from the last 20 years are Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots imo.
If I felt that there had only been two great mainstream rock bands for the past two decades, I might try looking outside the mainstream for great rock music.
That's what I've been doing.
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Nassim wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Since the beginning of the 21st century mainstream rock has become so bad. The only 2 great mainstream rock bands from the last 20 years are Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots imo.
Says the guy with the Muse icon !
I was talking about American bands (who have released their debut album over the past 20 years) and US Billboard chart only.
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I expect song lists to start rolling out in the next week or two, so I want to get one final list out before I'm highly influenced by lists of music with songs I haven't heard yet:

Top 10 Worthy:
detonate, Charli XCX
I Want You To Love Me, Fiona Apple
The Steps, HAIM
On the Floor, Perfume Genius
Kyoto, Phoebe Bridgers
cardigan, Taylor Swift
invisible string, Taylor Swift

Top 25 Worthy:
If I Was the Priest, Bruce Springsteen
Gaslighter, The Chicks
People I've Been Sad, Christine and the Queens
Thoughts and Prayers, Drive-by Truckers
Levitating, Dua Lipa
Cosmonauts, Fiona Apple
Spotlight, Jessie Ware
I Remember Everything, John Prine
Song for Our Daughter, Laura Marling
Describe, Perfume Genius
betty, Taylor Swift
the 1, Taylor Swift
the last great american dynasty, Taylor Swift
Lilacs, Waxahatchee
Gospel for a New Century, Yves Tumor

Top 50 Worthy:
Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America, The 1975
I Contain Multitudes, Bob Dylan
Letter To You, Bruce Springsteen
Home, Caribou
claws, Charli XCX
enemy, Charli XCX
forever, Charli XCX
Julianna Calm Down, The Chicks
Sleep at Night, The Chicks
Tough to Let Go, Drive-by Truckers
Don't Stop Now, Dua Lipa
Physical, Dua Lipa
Shameika, Fiona Apple
Can I Believe You, Fleet Foxes
I'm Not My Season, Fleet Foxes
Delete Forever, Grimes
I Know Alone, HAIM
Remember Where You Are, Jessie Ware
My Own Soul's Warning, The Killers
Good News, Mac Miller
Without You, Perfume Genius
Garden Song, Phoebe Bridgers
I Know the End, Phoebe Bridgers
XS, Rina Sawayama
Ode To the Mets, The Strokes
Lost in Yesterday, Tame Impala
Can't Do Much, Waxahatchee
Fire, Waxahatchee
After Hours, The Weeknd
Blinding Lights, The Weeknd
Kerosene, Yves Tumor
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prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
I started listening to Amo and thought it was very good. Do you recommend any songs from the"Music to Listen To" EP?
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Henry wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:08 am
prosecutorgodot wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Arsalan, I think you'd be a big fan of the new Bring Me the Horizon. Check out "Teardrops", but really I'd recommend the whole project. I think it's the best mainstream rock record of the year.
I started listening to Amo and thought it was very good. Do you recommend any songs from the"Music to Listen To" EP?
I haven't heard "Music to Listen To." From what I've heard, it sounds more like an experiments/B-sides type project.
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My final list before I begin becoming influenced by EOY lists. Recent additions marketed with an asterisk

1 | Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2 | Charli XCX | forever
3 | Christine & The Queens | La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
4 | Fiona Apple | Heavy Balloon
5 | Kelly Lee Owens | On
6 | Yves Tumor | Gospel for a New Century
7 | SAULT | Wildfires
8 | Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh
9 | Squid | Sludge
10 | Helena Deland | Someone New
11 | Katie Gately | Waltz*
12 | 070 Shake | Guilty Conscience
13 | Run the Jewels | a few words for the firing squad (radiation)
14 | Caribou | Never Come Back
15 | Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
16 | Disclosure | Tondo
17 | Rina Sawayama | XS
18 | Park Hye Jin | Like this
19 | Terrace Martin | Pig Feet (feat. Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington)
20 | The Weeknd | Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)
21 | Four Tet | Baby
22 | Fountaines D.C. | I Don't Belong
23 | Gorillaz | Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
24 | Perfume Genius | Describe
25 | Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
26 | Dua Lipa | Levitating*
27 | Adrianne Lenker | anything*
28 | Christine & The Queens | People, I've Been Sad
29 | Laura Marling | For You
30 | Róisín Murphy | Jealousy*
31 | Jessie Ware | Soul Control
32 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Now I Don't Hate California After All
33 | Hayley Williams | Simmer
34 | India Jordan | For You
35 | Annie | American Cars
36 | Arlo Parks | Eugene
37 | Kelly Lee Owens | Melt!
38 | Against All Logic | If Loving You Is Wrong
39 | Jessy Lanza | Anyone Around
40 | Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
41 | Flume & Toro y Moi | The Difference
42 | Magdalena Bay | Airplane
43 | Perfume Genius | On the Floor
44 | Dogleg | Ender
45 | Grimes | IDORU
46 | Simmy ft. Sino Msolo | Ngihamba Nawe*
47 | Sufjan Stevens | America
48 | Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
49 | The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers
50 | Róisín Murphy | Murphy's Law*

As you can see, the tournament game we had this summer produced quite a few favorites.
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Sigur Rós - Dvergmál and Woodkid - In Your Likeness are maybe the last slaps in my face on this year.

Sigur Rós
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AeI6-URlR0

Woodkid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw2XwhMxPqU
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4th quarter songs:

1. Neil Cicierega - "Fredhammer"
2. Gorillaz - "Aries"
3. Black Country, New Road - "Science Fair"
4. Gorillaz - "The Pink Phantom"
5. Dorian Electra - "Ram It Down"
6. U.S. Girls - "Santa Stay Home"
7. Gorillaz - "The Valley of the Pagans"
8. Neil Cicierega - "Just a Baby"
9. Loona - "Star"
10. Phoebe Bridgers - "Graceland Too"
11. Phoebe Bridgers - "Garden Song"
12. Phoebe Bridgers - "ICU"
13. Bring Me the Horizon - "Kingslayer"
14. Gorillaz - "MLS"
15. John Prine - "I Remember Everything"

Aesop Rock - "Jumping Coffin"
Bring Me the Horizon - "Teardrops"
Bring Me the Horizon - "Parasite Eve"
Cakes Da Killa - "Don Dada"
Chris Stapleton - "Cold"
clipping. - "Enlacing"
clipping. - "Pain Everyday"
Conway the Machine - "Forever Droppin Tears"
Dear-God - "Slamdance"
Gorillaz - "Friday the 13th"
Julia Jacklin - "baby jesus is nobody's baby now"
Mario Judah - "Bih Yah"
Neil Cicierega - "Aammoorree"
Phoebe Bridgers - "Savior Complex"
War on Women - "White Lies"
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