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Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by mileswide » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:22 pm

The songs equivalent of the Albums of 2020 Discussion Thread as you might have worked out!

Again, it'll be left open for the entire year to drop your thoughts on individual songs released in 2020, be they non-album singles, choice album cuts, your favourites, biggest disappointments or any other descriptors I haven't mentioned!

The Slow Rush is going to need a few listens from me but god, there's a moment in the closing One More Hour where angels descend, no word of exaggeration. Already, I can see it being up there with Tame Impala's greatest.
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Post by PlasticRam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:45 pm

I really liked Currents, but I don't like The Slow Rush that much. It just doesn't sound dope sonically.
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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm

Maybe an unpopular opinion: The theme song for the new James Bond movie, Billie Eilish's "No Time to Die", is just as uninteresting as most of her album. I thought after the great "everything i wanted" I could warm up to her music, but it seems that was an exception.

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Post by DaveC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:43 pm

Schüttelbirne wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Maybe an unpopular opinion: The theme song for the new James Bond movie, Billie Eilish's "No Time to Die", is just as uninteresting as most of her album. I thought after the great "everything i wanted" I could warm up to her music, but it seems that was an exception.
Agreed. 'everything I wanted' made me go back and listen to the album again, but while it is clearly one step beyond Lorde, and can be appreciated for that, it just isn't very enjoyable. 'everything I wanted' does suggest that Billie Eilish may yet have a great album in her.

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Post by mileswide » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 am

PlasticRam wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:45 pm
I really liked Currents, but I don't like The Slow Rush that much. It just doesn't sound dope sonically.
Sound-wise, it's not that different to my ears from Currents, just less variety, more compression and flanging all over the shop when Kevin Parker's ran out of ideas.

I might be able to get past that but there are hints throughout that he's not interested any more in making music or at least not this kind of music and that's harder to shake.

One More Hour and Borderline (the original or the album version) are still awesome to me though!
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Post by spiritualized » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:08 pm

Showing my love for "Different Light" from Best Coast, a band I never heard of. My obsession of the moment, on heavy rotation.
It's on the AMF chart next week.

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Post by acroamor » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:44 pm

spiritualized wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Showing my love for "Different Light" from Best Coast, a band I never heard of. My obsession of the moment, on heavy rotation.
It's on the AMF chart next week.
This song is a bit of a departure from their usual sound. For my money, their debut single/debut album combo ("Sun Was High [So Was I], Crazy for You) is one of the strongest in recent memory.

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Post by andyd1010 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 am

Anyone have any thoughts on the album version of Borderline by Tame Impala, as opposed to last year's single? I like them both, but they're pretty different.

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Post by andyd1010 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:02 am

On a similar note, is there any difference between the "Art Mix" of My Name Is Dark on the album, compared to the single that came out in November? I didn't notice a difference on first listen.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:40 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 am
Anyone have any thoughts on the album version of Borderline by Tame Impala, as opposed to last year's single? I like them both, but they're pretty different.
I didn't know they were different versions. I think I like the new version better? I was surprised to find that it had drawn my attention while perusing the whole record, because I had completely forgotten the single. I just thought I had warmed up to the song before seeing this post.
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andyd1010 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 am
Anyone have any thoughts on the album version of Borderline by Tame Impala, as opposed to last year's single? I like them both, but they're pretty different.
The world would've still kept turning if it hadn't been remixed but I do prefer the album version by a matter of margins- even though the drums are louder, they feel less intrusive by having more synth running all the way through. I'm more likely to favour any recording that stops rather than fades out as well and most of the extra time of the original is the fade-out. Do you have any preference?
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mileswide wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:50 pm
andyd1010 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 am
Anyone have any thoughts on the album version of Borderline by Tame Impala, as opposed to last year's single? I like them both, but they're pretty different.
The world would've still kept turning if it hadn't been remixed but I do prefer the album version by a matter of margins- even though the drums are louder, they feel less intrusive by having more synth running all the way through. I'm more likely to favour any recording that stops rather than fades out as well and most of the extra time of the original is the fade-out. Do you have any preference?
I tend to agree. I like the more pronounced bassline on the new one. And what does this mean for EOY? I'm guessing this version will be considered too similar to be eligible?

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:25 pm

Oddly, Apple Music has two versions of the album, with seemingly the only difference being which version of "Borderline" it contains.
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Post by notbrianeno » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:57 am

Current Top 10:
Yves Tumor | "Gospel For A New Century"
Grimes | "Delete Forever"
Tame Impala | "On Track"
The Weeknd | "After Hours"
Caribou | "Never Come Back"
Halsey | "You should be sad"
Tame Impala | "Lost In Yesterday"
Tame Impala | "One More Hour"
Mitski | "Cop Car'
The Strokes | "At The Door"
Current AOTY 2020: Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher
Current SOTY 2020: Charli XCX | "visions"

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Post by Jap123 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm

The new perfume genius song is probably the best he's ever released - unexpected shoegaze/noise pop direction

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Post by Jackson » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:20 pm

This year has gotten off to a hot start on the songs side. Some favorites so far in rough order:

Jessie Ware - Spotlight
Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
Caribou - Never Come Back

070 Shake - Guilty Conscience
Perfume Genius - Describe
TOPS - I Feel Alive
Soccer Mommy - circle the drain
Kelly Lee Owens - Melt!
Disclosure - Tondo
Magdalena Bay - Airplane
Yves Tumor - Kerosene!

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Post by Nick » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:55 pm

Some early favorites...

Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
Tame Impala- One More Year
Waxahatchee- Lilacs
Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
Dua Lipa- Break My Heart

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 pm

Songs (January to March)
1 | Tops | I Feel Alive
2 | Joji | Run
3 | Swmrs x FIDLAR | PEOPLE
4 | HMLTD | Satan, Luella & I
5 | Eminem | Darkness
6 | Natalia Lafourcade | Veracruz
7 | Megan Thee Stallion | Diamonds (ft. Normani)
8 | Pleasure Craft | Work It Out (ft. Mingjia)
9 | Rina Sawayama | Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys)
10 | HMLTD | LOADED
11 | Dua Lipa | Love Again
12 | Horse Lords | People's Park
13 | Norah Jones | I'm Alive
14 | HMLTD | Blank Slate
15 | Run the Jewels | Ooh LA LA (ft. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)

Honorable Mentions (alphabetical):
100 gecs | ringtone (Remix) (ft. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito)
Anna Calvi | Don't Beat the Girl Out of My Boy
Bree Runway | APESHIT
Brockhampton | Sugar (Remix) (ft. Dua Lipa)
Caroline Rose | Freak Like Me
Clarence Clarity | (Maybe) In Another Timeline We're Still Good (But I Doubt It) [Part 1]
Chromatics | Famous Monsters
CJ Fly | Show You
Dos Monos | Rojo
Dua Lipa | Levitating
Girlpool | Like I'm Winning It
Gorillaz | Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara)
Gorillaz | Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai, Slaves)
Hatebreed | When the Blade Drops
Hot Snakes | I Shall Be Free
Igorrr | Very Noise
Itzy | Wannabe
JARV IS... | House Music All Night Long
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | Be Afraid
Kesha | Birthday Suit
The Killers | Caution
The Lemon Twigs | The One
Lido Pimienta | Nada
Lil Nas X | Rodeo (ft. Nas)
Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White | My Brother Loves Seagulls
MGMT | As You Move Through the World
Missy Elliott | Why I Still Love You
Nap Eyes | Mark Zuckerberg
Nicole Atkins | Captain
Quelle Chris | Sudden Death
The Radio Dept. | You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby
Rina Sawayama | XS
Shopping | For Your Pleasure
Squarepusher | Terminal Slam
Swain | Cross Bones Style [cover]
Tame Impala | One More Hour
U.S. Girls | 4 American Dollars
Yaeji | Waking Up Down
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Post by Nick » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:40 pm

Nick wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Some early favorites...

Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
Tame Impala- One More Year
Waxahatchee- Lilacs
Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
Add these five songs to this list...

Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
Dixie Chicks- Gaslighter
Gum Country- Somewhere
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Post by Nick » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 am

Just found out about this song thanks to Stereogum. It's some really, really good stuff. Recommended if you like fuzzy twee stuff like Alvvays and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart:

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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:05 pm

Just had another listen to the new Fiona Apple album. I think my favorites are "Shameika" and "Heavy Balloon", so you can throw those songs on my favorites list as well.

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Post by Jackson » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Nick wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Just had another listen to the new Fiona Apple album. I think my favorites are "Shameika" and "Heavy Balloon", so you can throw those songs on my favorites list as well.
I think FTBC tracks are going to split votes like crazy this year, especially since there weren't any singles released prior to the album. My favorites so far are Heavy Balloon, Newspaper, and Cosmonauts.

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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:14 pm

The new 1975 song "If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)" came out today and I'm in love with it. Might be my SOTY so far.

Also, shoutouts to...

Everything Everything- In Birdsong
The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town

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Post by Jackson » Wed May 06, 2020 6:38 pm

My songs of the year so far are something like:

Tier 1
Jessie Ware - Spotlight
Christine & The Queens - La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)

These two instant classics came out on the same day in February and will be battling for my SOTY all year.

Tier 2
070 Shake - Guilty Conscience
Caribou - Never Come Back
Charli XCX - forever
Disclosure - Tondo
Fiona Apple - Heavy Balloon
Perfume Genius - Describe
Yves Tumor - Gospel for a New Century

Tier 3
Against All Logic - If Loving You Is Wrong
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround 2
Bicep - Atlas
Dogleg - Fox
Duke Dumont & RY X - Let Me Go
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
Fiona Apple - Newspaper
Flume & Toro y Moi - The Difference
Four Tet - Baby
Grimes - IDORU
Hayley Williams - Simmer
Kelly Lee Owens - Melt!
Magdelena Bay - Airplane
Rina Sawayama - XS
Purity Ring - stardew
Squid - Sludge
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)
Thundercat - Black Qualls
Tops - I Feel Alive
Yaeji - Waking Up Down

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Post by Nick » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:08 am

My 20 favorite songs of the year, in alphabetical order...

1. A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
2. Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
3. Charli XCX- Forever
4. Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
5. Dixie Chicks- Gaslighter
6. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
7. Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
8. Everything Everything- In Birdsong
9. Gum Country- Somewhere
10. Megan Thee Stallion- Savage (featuring Beyoncé)
11. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
12. Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
13. Tame Impala- One More Year
14. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
15. The 1975- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
16. The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
17. The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town
18. Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
19. Waxahatchee- Lilacs
20. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
21. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!

I'll have to add something from Alfredo and RTJ4 to this list once I've had some more time to digest the albums.

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Post by Jackson » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 am

Denzel Curry and Terrace Martin's new protest song "Pig Feet" seems destined to be one of the tracks of the year. Martin produced many of the tracks on To Pimp a Butterfly, and this song would feel at home on that album (even including a Kamasi Washington feature!). The song is tearing up the RYM singles charts and is the #1 song of 2020 by a mile over there.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 am

Jackson wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 am
Denzel Curry and Terrace Martin's new protest song "Pig Feet" seems destined to be one of the tracks of the year. Martin produced many of the tracks on To Pimp a Butterfly, and this song would feel at home on that album (even including a Kamasi Washington feature!). The song is tearing up the RYM singles charts and is the #1 song of 2020 by a mile over there.
I’ve been listening to “Pig Feet” non-stop for a few days and I’m convinced it’s a masterpiece. Already my SOTY by far.

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:45 pm

I tried to compile my favorites from this year and it turned out longer than I thought.

1. Soccer96 | I Was Gonna Fight Fascism (ft. Alabaster DePlume)
2. Gard Nilssen‘s Supersonic Orchestra | Bøtteknott / Elastic Circle
3. Katie Gately | Waltz
4. Lil Darkie | COMPOSITION XI
5. Mac Miller | Good News
6. Nathaniel Rateliff | And It‘s Still Alright
7. Keeley Forsyth | Look to Yourself
8. Lingua Ignota | O Ruthless Great Divine Director
9. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit | What‘ve I Done to Help
10. Kaja Draksler Octet | Away!

11. Bob Dylan | Murder Most Foul
12. Bonny Light Horseman | Jane Jane
13. Rob Luft | Life Is the Dancer
14. Gina Schwarz | Gm‘s Musicbox
15. Stabscotch | Blood Loves // Satyrs
16. Wire | Be Like Them
17. Calibro 35 | Stan Lee (ft. Illa J)
18. Erland Cooper | Hether Blether (ft. Astra Forward & Hinako Omori)
19. Jessie Reyez | FIGURES
20. Zebra Katz | BLUSH

21. Sorry | Right Round the Clock
22. Nine Inch Nails | When It Happens (Don‘t Mind Me)
23. Lil Darkie | rap music
24. Keeley Forsyth | Butterfly
25. Porridge Radio | Lilac
26. Fiona Apple | Newspaper
27. Orkesta Mendoza | Are We Better Now?
28. Friends of Gas | Selber keine
29. Erland Cooper | Peedie Breeks (ft. Benge)
30. Phoebe Bridgers | I See You

31. Pongo | Quem Manda No Mic
32. Rob Luft | Synesthesia
33. The Sorcerers | Opening Titles
34. Nduduzo Makhathini | Beneath the Earth
35. Grimes | Delete Forever
36. Fiona Apple | Shameika
37. Stabscotch | Glass Bubbles
38. Orkesta Mendoza | Eres Oficial
39. Bonny Light Horseman | Bonny Light Horseman
40. Drive-By Truckers | Awaiting Resurrection

41. BAMBARA | Death Croons
42. Car Seat Headrest | There Must Be More Than Blood
43. Sex Swing | The Passover
44. Moses Boyd | Y.O.Y.O
45. Pat Metheny | From This Place
46. The Electric Soft Parade | Left Behind
47. Bon Iver | PDLIF
48. Bob Dylan | I Contain Multitudes
49. Kaja Draksler Octet | The Last Mowing
50. Jessie Reyez | DEAF (who are you)

51. Wire | Hung
52. Porridge Radio | Give/Take
53. Moses Sumney | Bless Me
54. Rodrigo y Gabriela | Seasons in the Abyss
55. Rob Luft | Berlin
56. Myrkur | Fager som en Ros
57. The Electric Soft Parade | Never Mind
58. Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats | DIET_
59. Lido Pimienta | Pelo Cucu
60. Eartheater | Below the Clavicle

61. Moon Hooch | Candlelight
62. Bonny Light Horseman | The Roving
63. Antilopen Gang | Zentrum des Bösen
64. of Montreal | You‘ve Had Me Everywhere
65. Sightless Pit | Violent Rain
66. Moses Sumney | Polly
67. Tomeka Reid & Alexander Hawkins | Peace on You
68. Phoebe Bridgers | Garden Song
69. Lucinda Williams | Big Black Train
70. Orkesta Mendoza | Paleta

71. Neil Young | Try
72. Gina Schwarz | Baharat
73. Childish Gambino | 53.49
74. Zebra Katz | LOUSY
75. Moses Boyd | Shades of You (ft. Poppy Ajudha)
76. Moon Hooch | This Is Water
77. Gina Schwarz | New Year‘s Eve
78. The Sorcerers | Summoning the Monkey God
79. Drive-By Truckers | Thoughts and Prayers
80. Mark Lanegan | Skeleton Key

81. Kaja Draksler Octet | Danas, Jucer, Sutra
82. Swamp Dogg | Please Let Me Go Round Again (ft. John Prine)
83. Code Orange | The Easy Way
84. Pat Metheny | America Undefined
85. Badly Drawn Boy | Banana Skin Shoes
86. Sparks | Lawnmower
87. The Electric Soft Parade | Roles Reversed
88. Rhiannon Giddens | Just the Two of Us (ft. Sxip Shirey)
89. Waldemar 4 | Gary X
90. Jeff Parker | Go Away

91. Erland Cooper | Linga Holm
92. Childish Gambino | 35.31
93. Porridge Radio | Pop Song
94. Dmitrij Golovanov & Jan Maksimowicz | Contemplation
95. Brian Fallon | You Have Stolen My Heart
96. Tame Impala | Lost in Yesterday
97. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit | Overseas
98. Amanda | Astra
99. Dmitrij Golovanov & Jan Maksimowicz | Birth
100. Stephen Malkmus | Shadowbanned

101. Cornershop | St Marie Under Canon
102. Andrew Bird | Capital Crimes
103. Hannah Grace | When I Ruled the World
104. Mark Lanegan | Ballad of a Dying Rover
105. Calibro 35 | Fail It Till You Make It
106. Little Simz | might bang, might not
107. Perfume Genius | Your Body Changes Everything
108. Jonah Parzen-Johnson | Stand Still
109. ...And You Will You Us by the Trail of Dead | Something Like This
110. Grandaddy | RIP Coyote Condo #5

111. Fontaines D.C. | A Hero‘s Death
112. Holy Fawn | Blood Pact
113. Susanne Sundfør | When the Lord
114. Caribou | Cloud Song
115. EOB | Brasil
116. J Hus | Big Conspiracy (ft. Iceè tgm)
117. Caribou | Like I Loved You
118. Aaron Parks | Dreams of a Mechanical Man
119. Antilopen Gang | Bang Bang
120. Thundercat | Black Qualls (ft. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino

121. Skepta, Chip & Young Adz | Insomnia Interlude
122. Tim Berne‘s Snakeoil | Third Option
123. Agnes Obel | Broken Sleep
124. Big Thief | Love in Mine
125. Jessie Reyez | I DO
126. Aaron Parks | Here
127. Jasper Høiby | The Dinosaur
128. Gard Nilssen‘s Supersonic Orchestra | Premium Processing Fee
129. Kvelertak | Crack of Doom (ft. Troy Sanders)
130. Satan | Confiture Pour Cochons

131. Lorenzo Senni | Move in Silence (Only Speak When It‘s Time to Say Checkmate)
132. Rafiq Bhatia | The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (ft. Cécile McLorin Salvant)
133. Algiers | Void
134. Jonah Parzen-Johnson | Up
135. R.A.P. Ferreira | LAUNDRY
136. Amanda | Malaveda
137. Billy Bragg | Can‘t Be There Today
138. Ghostpoet | Breaking Cover
139. Gard Nilssen‘s Supersonic Orchestra | Jack
140. Bonny Light Horseman | Bright Morning Stars

141. Moses Boyd | Dancing in the Dark (ft. Obongjayar)
142. BAMBARA | Stay Cruel
143. Mark Lanegan | This Game of Love
144. Jasper Høiby | Interconnectedness
145. Perfume Genius | Leave
146. Soft Power | Orange Red Yellow
147. J Hus | Love, Peace and Prosperity
148. Ichiko Aoba | amuletum
149. Bombay Bicycle Club | I Can Hardly Speak
150. Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats | ‘Cosmic‘.m4a

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Post by Jackson » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:54 pm

A 150 song list less than six months into the year is impressive! AMF users continue to one-up themselves on list length.

Because it's high on a couple of users' lists, I have to ask...what is so great about Bob Dylan's Murder Most Foul? I love the concept of a 17-minute Dylan song about the Kennedy assassination in theory, but I just don't think the song justifies its length either musically or lyrically. The writing seems to rely heavily on allusions that don't come together to me to offer greater depth like in Dylan's best work, but clearly others see it differently.

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Nassim » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:40 pm

Looking at the bunch of "best songs of 2020 so far", there doesn't seem to be much consensus on any song except for "People I've Been Sad". Some artists are included in every lists I have seen (Fiona Apple obviously, but also Hayley Williams, Dua Lipa, Megan the Stallion or Waxahatchee) but with different songs on each.
I'd bet on Good News by Mac Miller and Savage Remix by Megan the Stallion to make the end of year top 20, as well as Murder Most Foul on the strength of Rolling Stone and other old school publications, but aside from that it seems hard to find early contenders.

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Jackson » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:43 pm

I enjoyed the surprise singles from Annie and Fiery Furnaces today. Talk about two artists I didn't expect anything from in 2020! Annie announced a new album too after mostly sitting out the 2010s.

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Nick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:45 pm

Nick wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:08 am
My 21 favorite songs of the year, in alphabetical order...

1. A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
2. Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
3. Charli XCX- Forever
4. Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
5. Dixie Chicks- Gaslighter
6. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
7. Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
8. Everything Everything- In Birdsong
9. Gum Country- Somewhere
10. Megan Thee Stallion- Savage (featuring Beyoncé)
11. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
12. Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
13. Tame Impala- One More Year
14. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
15. The 1975- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
16. The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
17. The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town
18. Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
19. Waxahatchee- Lilacs
20. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
21. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
Alright, throw these on here as well...

Bob Dylan- I Contain Multitudes
Dinner Party- Freeze Tag
Fiona Apple- Shameika
Fiona Apple- Heavy Balloon
Jessie Ware- Spotlight
Jessie Ware- What's Your Pleasure?
Jessie Ware- Remember Where You Are
John Prine- I Remember Everything
Kareem Ali- Night Echoes
Phoebe Bridgers- Kyoto
Run the Jewels- Walking in the Snow
Run the Jewels- Yankee and the Brave
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Nick » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:36 pm

A very tentative, halfway through the year, top ten:

1. The 1975- If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
2. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!
3. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
4. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
5. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
6. Charli XCX- Forever
7. Jessie Ware- Spotlight
8. Phoebe Bridgers- Kyoto
9. Megan Thee Stallion- Savage (featuring Beyoncé)
10. Waxahatchee- Lilacs

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:56 am

Additional songs for 2nd Quarter:

1 | IDLES | Grounds
2 | Anderson .Paak | Lockdown (ft. Jay Rock)
3 | Rina Sawayama | Bad Friend
4 | The Strokes | At the Door
5 | Haru Nemuri | ファンファーレ (Fanfare)
6 | Dua Lipa | Break My Heart
7 | Natalia Lafourcade | El Balajú / Serenata Huasteca
8 | Rina Sawayama | Dynasty
9 | Julianna Barwick | In Light (ft. Jónsi)
10 | Laura Marling | For You
11 | Charli XCX | pink diamond
12 | Dinner Party | Freeze Tag (ft. Phoelix)
13 | Pussy Riot | 1312 (ft. Parcas, Dillom, Muerejoven)
14 | Hinds | Just Like Kids (Miau)
15 | Run the Jewels | JU$T (ft. Pharrell Williams, Zack de la Rocha)

Honorable Mentions in alphabetical order:
Arca | KLK
Ben Folds | 2020
Beyoncé | Black Parade
Charli XCX | forever
Dirty Projectors | Lose Your Love
Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death
Guapdad | Lil Scammer That Could
Haru Nemuri | Riot
Haru Nemuri | Umi ni Natte
HMLTD | Nobody Stays in Love
HMLTD | Mikey's Song
IDK & Friends | Bulletproof
IDLES | Mr. Motivator
Katie Gately | Waltz
Kid Cudi | Leader of the Delinquents
Kim Petras | Malibu
Lianne La Havas | Paper Thin
Lydia Ainsworth | Forever
Phoebe Bridgers | Kyoto
Protomartyr | Worm in Heaven
Run the Jewels | pulling the pin
Run the Jewels | Walking in the Snow
Terrace Martin | Pig Feet
The Strokes | Ode to the Mets
YG | FTP
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:39 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:56 am
2 | Anderson .Paak | Lockdown (ft. Jay Rock)
Didn't realise AP had released anything this year, cheers for the heads-up!
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Jackson » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:02 pm

My year to date top 50. It's another strong year for female artists at the top, and, more under the radar, an excellent year for electronic music.

Also, why isn't there more conversation around the forum about how awesome these new Sufjan tracks are?!?

1 | Jessie Ware | Spotlight
2 | Charli XCX | forever
3 | Christine & The Queens | La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
4 | Yves Tumor | Gospel for a New Century
5 | 070 Shake | Guilty Conscience
6 | Fiona Apple | Heavy Balloon
7 | Sufjan Stevens | My Rajneesh
8 | Squid | Sludge
9 | SAULT | Wildfires
10 | Kelly Lee Owens | On
11 | Caribou | Never Come Back
12 | Disclosure | Tondo
13 | Rina Sawayama | XS
14 | Four Tet | Baby
15 | Terrace Martin | Pig Feet (feat. Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington)
16 | Fountaines D.C. | I Don't Belong
17 | Park Hye Jin | Like this
18 | The Weeknd | Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)
19 | Gorillaz | Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
20 | Perfume Genius | Describe
21 | Christine & The Queens | People, I've Been Sad
22 | Laura Marling | For You
23 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Now I Don't Hate California After All
24 | Grimes | IDORU
25 | Hayley Williams | Simmer
26 | India Jordan | For You
27 | Annie | American Cars
28 | Kelly Lee Owens | Melt!
29 | Magdalena Bay | Airplane
30 | Against All Logic | If Loving You Is Wrong
31 | Dua Lipa | Break My Heart
32 | Flume & Toro y Moi | The Difference
33 | Perfume Genius | On the Floor
34 | Sufjan Stevens | America
35 | TOPS | I Feel Alive
36 | Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
37 | Charli XCX | i finally understand
38 | Thundercat | Black Qualls
39 | The Beths | I'm Not Getting Excited
40 | Lady Gaga | Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
41 | Bicep | Atlas
42 | Yves Tumor | Kerosene!
43 | Purity Ring | stardew
44 | Megan Thee Stallion | Savage (feat. Beyonce)
45 | JPEGMAFIA | BALD!
46 | Fiona Apple | Newspaper
47 | Duke Dumont & RY X | Let Me Go
48 | Dogleg | Fox
49 | Krystal Klear | Future Fantasy
50 | The Weeknd | After Hours

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Nick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 pm

36 songs, in alphabetical order. That Jessie Ware album gets four songs. Great stuff.

1. A.A.L (Against All Logic) (featuring Lydia Lunch)- If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
2. Bob Dylan- I Contain Multitudes
3. Bob Dylan- Murder Most Foul
4. Charli XCX- Forever
5. Destroyer- Cue Synthesizer
6. Dinner Party- Freeze Tag
7. Dua Lipa- Break My Heart
8. Dua Lipa- Hallucinate
9. Everything Everything- In Birdsong
10. Fiona Apple- Cosmonauts
11. Fiona Apple- Heavy Balloon
12. Fiona Apple- Shameika
13. Gum Country- Somewhere
14. Jessie Ware- Remember Where You Are
15. Jessie Ware- Soul Control
16. Jessie Ware- Spotlight
17. Jessie Ware- What's Your Pleasure?
18. John Prine- I Remember Everything
19. Kareem Ali- Night Echoes
20. Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé)- Savage
21. Phoebe Bridgers- Kyoto
22. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- She's There
23. Run the Jewels- Walking in the Snow
24. Run the Jewels- Yankee and the Brave (Ep. 4)
25. Soccer Mommy- Circle the Drain
26. Sufjan Stevens- America
27. Tame Impala- One More Year
28. Terrace Martin and Denzel Curry- Pig Feet
29. The 1975- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
30. The 1975- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
31. The Chicks- Gaslighter
32. The Rolling Stones- Living in a Ghost Town
33. Thundercat- Dragonball Durag
34. Waxahatchee- Lilacs
35. Yves Tumor- Gospel for a New Century
36. Yves Tumor- Kerosene!

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Jackson » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:36 pm

Nick wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 pm
That Jessie Ware album gets four songs. Great stuff.
So many great songs I couldn't figure out which one to choose for my list outside of Spotlight!

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Nick » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:48 pm

Jackson wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Nick wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 pm
That Jessie Ware album gets four songs. Great stuff.
So many great songs I couldn't figure out which one to choose for my list outside of Spotlight!
I think my favorite might be “Remember Where You Are”. That chorus is divine.

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Post by Holden » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:07 am

All of IDLES new singles are amazing. Fully expecting that album to top my list at the end of the year (title currently goes to Every Bad, still can’t get Born Confused out of my head)
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Arsalan » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am

I have only listened to two albums from 2020(Green Day and The Strokes albums) so far cause i am still discovering songs from the 90s and the 2000s,So any good rock songs from 2020 for recommendation?

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Post by acroamor » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:57 pm

Arsalan wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am
I have only listened to two albums from 2020(Green Day and The Strokes albums) so far cause i am still discovering songs from the 90s and the 2000s,So any good rock songs from 2020 for recommendation?
The best rock album of 2020 for me is Melee by Dogleg - ten tracks that are all incredible.

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:39 pm

Here's a few songs from my 2020 playlist that can (probably) be considered rock:

Amanda | Astra
Amanda | Malaveda
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead | Something Like This
Badly Drawn Boy | Banana Skin Shoes
BAMBARA | Death Croons
BAMBARA | Stay Cruel
Car Seat Headrest | There Must Be More Than Blood
Cornershop | St Marie Under Canon
Drive-By Truckers | Thoughts and Prayers
Drive-By Truckers | Awaiting Resurrection
The Electric Soft Parade | Left Behind
The Electric Soft Parade | Roles Reversed
EOB | Brasil
Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death
Friends of Gas | Selber keine
Ghostpoet | Breaking Cover
Holy Fawn | Blood Pact
Horse Lords | Against Gravity
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit | Overseas
Jade Hairpins | Motherman
Kooba Tercu | Kamehameha
Kooba Tercu | Puppy Pile
Kvelertak ft. Troy Sanders | Crack of Doom
Mark Lanegan | Ballad of a Dying Rover
Moor Jewelry | Working
Ohmme | Selling Candy
Porridge Radio | Give/Take
Porridge Radio | Lilac
Porridge Radio | Pop Song
Pottery | Bobby's Forecast
Pottery | Texas Drums, Pt. I & II
Rodrigo y Gabriela | Seasons in the Abyss
Sex Swing | The Passover
Sex Swing | Valentine's Day at the Gym
Nadine Shah | Club Cougar
Sorry | Right Round the Clock
Stabscotch | Blood Loves // Satyrs
Stabscotch | Glass Bubbles
Stabscotch | JUMP ON THE URINAL AND STAND ON YOUR HEAD
Tame Impala | Lost in Yesterday
Wire | Be Like Them
Wire | Hung

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Arsalan » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:08 pm

I took some time and listened to some singles from 2020(Pearl Jam,Porridge Radio,Grey Daze,Dogleg,Car Seat Headrest) and i am kinda disappointed.I will try to listen to Schüttelbirne's recommendation tomorrow.

By the way,It is so amazing that we are in the middle of the year and Schüttelbirne has found more than 40 good rock songs for his playlist.That's a lot!

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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by prosecutorgodot » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Rock song: try Boris - "Loveless" or really anything from their new album NO.

Prominent guitars on joji's "Run" as well
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:08 pm

Arsalan wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am
I have only listened to two albums from 2020(Green Day and The Strokes albums) so far cause i am still discovering songs from the 90s and the 2000s,So any good rock songs from 2020 for recommendation?
Here's some others, with approximate sub-genres in brackets, so you can avoid any that you feel you wouldn't like if you wish (if you want to listen to any, that is!):

Neptunian Maximalism - Lamasthu (Jazz-Drone? Industrial Post-Rock?)
Alien Nosejob - Weight of the World (Jangle Pop)
Enter Shikari - THE GREAT UNKNOWN (Trancecore, Post-Punk)
The Beths - Don't Go Away (Slacker Pop, Pop Punk)
Pressure Cracks - Like Father Like None (Metalcore)
Jehnny Beth - I'm the Man (Industrial Dance, Punk Funk)
Fiona Apple - On I Go (Piano Industrial? That'll do)
Gengahr - You're No Fun (Dream Pop, Post-Punk) [I noticed from your all-time albums that you like Foals, Gengahr sometimes cover similar ground, albeit in a softer way]
Sepultura - Capital Enslavement (Samba Thrash, that's a thing, isn't it?)
Sløtface - Static (Disco Punk)
CB Radio Gorgeous - Decline (Riot Grrrl, Punk)
Sightless Pit - Miles of Chain (Industrial Dance, Glitch)
Algiers - Void (Soulful Post-Punk)
Melt Yourself Down - Chop Chop (Jazzy Post-Punk- ok, I'm running out of different ways to call these now)
Neil Young - Vacancy (Roots Rock)
Anti-Flag - Hate Conquers All (Political Pop Punk)
Muzz - Knuckleduster (Piano-led Post-Punk) [the side project of Interpol's singer among others]
Phoebe Bridgers - I Know the End (Chamber Pop, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter)
Dream Wife - So When You Gonna... (Riot Grrl, Punk)
Poppy - Anything like Me (Nu-Metal, Art Pop)
Tortuga - Esoteric Order (Stoner Metal, Blues Rock)
X - Strange Life (Power Pop, Rock & Roll)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Hell's Teeth (Stoner Metal, Doom Metal)
Hinds - Waiting for You (Jangle Pop, Indie Pop)
Code Orange - Cold.Metal.Place (Metalcore, Electro-Industrial)
Lié - Drowning in Piss (Dance-Punk)
Thy Cafalque - Napút (Prog Metal, Groove Metal, Ethereal Metal)
Unreqvited - Meadows of Elysium (Blackgaze, Post-Metal)
Lychgate - Vanity Ablaze (Black Metal)
Tropical Fuck Storm feat. Amyl and the Sniffers - This Perfect Day (Punk, Hard Rock)
King Princess - Ohio (Countrygaze, Psych Rock)
Mitski - Ohio (Grunge, Noise Rock)
Elvis Costello - No Flag (Glam Rock, Garage Rock)

You'll also usually find a fair amount of guitar music on the forum's Weekly Chart if you've not ventured there before https://bit.ly/30KyU5z
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Re: Songs of 2020 Discussion Thread

Post by Arsalan » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:23 am

mileswide wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Arsalan wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am
I have only listened to two albums from 2020(Green Day and The Strokes albums) so far cause i am still discovering songs from the 90s and the 2000s,So any good rock songs from 2020 for recommendation?
Here's some others, with approximate sub-genres in brackets, so you can avoid any that you feel you wouldn't like if you wish (if you want to listen to any, that is!):

Neptunian Maximalism - Lamasthu (Jazz-Drone? Industrial Post-Rock?)
Alien Nosejob - Weight of the World (Jangle Pop)
Enter Shikari - THE GREAT UNKNOWN (Trancecore, Post-Punk)
The Beths - Don't Go Away (Slacker Pop, Pop Punk)
Pressure Cracks - Like Father Like None (Metalcore)
Jehnny Beth - I'm the Man (Industrial Dance, Punk Funk)
Fiona Apple - On I Go (Piano Industrial? That'll do)
Gengahr - You're No Fun (Dream Pop, Post-Punk) [I noticed from your all-time albums that you like Foals, Gengahr sometimes cover similar ground, albeit in a softer way]
Sepultura - Capital Enslavement (Samba Thrash, that's a thing, isn't it?)
Sløtface - Static (Disco Punk)
CB Radio Gorgeous - Decline (Riot Grrrl, Punk)
Sightless Pit - Miles of Chain (Industrial Dance, Glitch)
Algiers - Void (Soulful Post-Punk)
Melt Yourself Down - Chop Chop (Jazzy Post-Punk- ok, I'm running out of different ways to call these now)
Neil Young - Vacancy (Roots Rock)
Anti-Flag - Hate Conquers All (Political Pop Punk)
Muzz - Knuckleduster (Piano-led Post-Punk) [the side project of Interpol's singer among others]
Phoebe Bridgers - I Know the End (Chamber Pop, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter)
Dream Wife - So When You Gonna... (Riot Grrl, Punk)
Poppy - Anything like Me (Nu-Metal, Art Pop)
Tortuga - Esoteric Order (Stoner Metal, Blues Rock)
X - Strange Life (Power Pop, Rock & Roll)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Hell's Teeth (Stoner Metal, Doom Metal)
Hinds - Waiting for You (Jangle Pop, Indie Pop)
Code Orange - Cold.Metal.Place (Metalcore, Electro-Industrial)
Lié - Drowning in Piss (Dance-Punk)
Thy Cafalque - Napút (Prog Metal, Groove Metal, Ethereal Metal)
Unreqvited - Meadows of Elysium (Blackgaze, Post-Metal)
Lychgate - Vanity Ablaze (Black Metal)
Tropical Fuck Storm feat. Amyl and the Sniffers - This Perfect Day (Punk, Hard Rock)
King Princess - Ohio (Countrygaze, Psych Rock)
Mitski - Ohio (Grunge, Noise Rock)
Elvis Costello - No Flag (Glam Rock, Garage Rock)

You'll also usually find a fair amount of guitar music on the forum's Weekly Chart if you've not ventured there before https://bit.ly/30KyU5z
Thanks a lot! I will listen to them right now.

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Post by Rob » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:12 am

mileswide wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:08 pm
(Jazz-Drone)
(Slacker Pop)
(Piano Industrial)
(Samba Thrash)
(Soulful Post-Punk)
(Jazzy Post-Punk- ok, I'm running out of different ways to call these now)
(Political Pop Punk)
(Piano-led Post-Punk)
(Countrygaze)
Are you by chance the one responsible for the clusterf*ck of hyper-specific genres on RateYourMusic? ;)
Do you by chance have a playlist of Samba Trash ready? Sounds like the new sound of the Summer!

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Post by mileswide » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Rob wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:12 am
mileswide wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:08 pm
(Jazz-Drone)
(Slacker Pop)
(Piano Industrial)
(Samba Thrash)
(Soulful Post-Punk)
(Jazzy Post-Punk- ok, I'm running out of different ways to call these now)
(Political Pop Punk)
(Piano-led Post-Punk)
(Countrygaze)
Are you by chance the one responsible for the clusterf*ck of hyper-specific genres on RateYourMusic? ;)
Do you by chance have a playlist of Samba Trash ready? Sounds like the new sound of the Summer!
I swear it's the other way round, RYM's rubbed off on me and I'm doomed to spend my days asking increasingly concerned strangers what their favourite melodic deathpop album is :o

I do have a Samba Thrash playlist ready, I'm glad you asked! It's called Roots by Sepultura...though come to think of it, it's more like Samba Groove Metal... [continues incoherently and uninterruptedly]
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Post by Dan » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:01 pm

1 | Dua Lipa | Physical
Dance-Pop

2 | Perfume Genius | On the Floor
Art Pop

3 | Dua Lipa | Levitating
Dance-Pop

4 | The Weeknd | Blinding Lights
Synthpop

5 | RMR | RASCAL
Country Pop, Contemporary R&B

6 | Declan McKenna | The Key to Life on Earth
Indie Rock, Indie Pop

7 | Rufus Wainwright | Hatred
Chamber Pop

8 | Doja Cat | Say So
Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B

9 | Blimes and Gab | Shellys (It’s Chill)
Pop Rap, Dance-Pop

10 | Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | What've I Done to Help
Americana

11 | Fiona Apple | Cosmonauts
Art Pop

12 | Fiona Apple | I Want You to Love Me
Art Pop

13 | Waxahatchee | Can’t Do Much
Alt-Country

14 | Laura Marling | Held Down
 Contemporary Folk

15 | John Prine | I Remember Everything
Singer/Songwriter, Country

16 | Phoebe Bridgers | Garden Song
Indie Folk

17 | Jessie Ware | Remember Where You Are
Soul, House

18 | Lina_Raül Refree | Quando eu era pequenina
Fado, Art Pop

19 | Honey Harper | Something Relative
Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter

20 | Jessie Reyez | FIGURES
Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul

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