Music in 2017

Introduction Every year I write basically the same thing in this introduction—this year is no different.  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 […]

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 […]