Music in 2016

Introduction Every year I write basically the same thing in this introduction.  My music tastes are mine alone, so this list is less of a proclamation about what was definitively the best music than it is simply a list of my favorites.  I’m not a real music critic, and you can find plenty of year-end […]

Music in 2015

Introduction

I write basically the same thing in this introduction every year.  My music tastes are mine alone, so this list is less of a proclamation about what was definitively the best music than it is simply a list of my favorites.  I’m not a real music critic, and you can find plenty of year-end lists that are more wide-ranging or that better fit your own personal style. Continue reading “Music in 2015”

Favorite Music of 2013: Songs #10–1

Already posted: Introduction, Albums Songs #40–31 Songs #30–21 Songs #20–11 10. CHVRCHES “We Sink” Album: The Bones of What You Believe Videos: Live version “We Sink” is a devastating song about love that was never realized, instead becoming a lifelong match of inconvenience.  The primary chorus lyric—”I’ll be a thorn in your side, ’til you […]

Favorite Music of 2013: Songs #20–11

Already posted: Introduction, Albums Songs #40–31 Songs #30–21 20. Said The Whale “I Love You” Album: hawaiii Videos: Official video, Live version I enjoy a straight-ahead pop-rock song with slightly off-kilter lyrics, so that probably explains this song’s placement this high on the list.  Maybe I’ve got a bad sense of humor—a little rough around […]

Favorite Music of 2013: Songs #30–21

Already posted: Introduction, Albums Songs #40–31 30. Arctic Monkeys “Arabella” Album: AM Videos: Live version Subtlety is not really one of Arctic Monkeys’ strengths, so let’s not mistake this song as anything other than an ode to a particular female in singer Alex Turner’s life (or specifically, the passenger seat of his car). The metaphors in […]

Favorite Music of 2013: Songs #40–31

Already posted: Introduction, Albums Songs Just missed the list (alphabetical): Beware of Darkness “Howl” The Boxer Rebellion “Diamonds” CHVRCHES “Gun” The Civil Wars “The One That Got Away” The Features “This Disorder” Foals “My Number” Moon Taxi “The New Black” Portugal. The Man “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” Smallpools “Dreaming” Switchfoot “Who We Are” 40. […]