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Post by Pauler » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 am

Since I have not seen any thread for this : )

The ever-brilliant Perfume Genius just covered one of my favorite songs from last year "When I'm With Him" by Empress Of. It is predictably both devastating and beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ6MWPX8Kdc

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by TheLastEnemy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:59 pm

Best song of the year by far for me is Lana Del Rey's "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it".

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by acroamor » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:28 pm

Some favorites so far:

"Seventeen" - Sharon Van Etten
"Good Times Are Over" - FIDLAR
"Dylan Thomas" - Better Oblivion Community Center

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Pauler » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:30 am

A few favorites of mine so far

1. Maxo Kream - Meet Again
2. Perfume Genius - When I'm with Him (Empress Of Cover)
3. Rico Nasty - Roof
4. Anthony Naples - El Portal Pt. II (this would make a fantastic R&B production)
5. Toro Y Moi - Freelance

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Post by Dexter » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:12 am

J. Cole, "MIDDLE CHILD" ... "money in your palm don't make you real, pistol in your hand don't make you real"

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Setherex » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:11 pm

I'll throw in a plug for my personal "Music of Today" playlist - I regularly update a few times a week with new 2019 music, for anyone who might be interested. Optimal for shuffling and discovering :music-listening:


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Post by whuntva » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:55 am

Andrew Bird--Sisyphus
Broods--Hospitalized
Dream Theater--Fall Into the Light
Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd--Lost in the Fire
Hozier--Almost (Sweet Music)
Hozier--Dinner and Diatribes
It Makes a Sound/Wim Faros--Sad But Not Depressed
King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard--Cyboogie
The Mountain Goats--Younger
Sharon Van Etten--Comeback Kid
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Post by notbrianeno » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:07 pm

  1. Sharon Van Etten | "Jupiter 4"
  2. Interpol | "Fine Mess"
  3. Ariana Grande | "ghostin"
  4. James Blake | "I'll Come Too"
  5. Dawn Richards | "shades"
  6. Sharon Van Etten | "Comeback Kid"
  7. Vampire Weekend | "Harmony Hall"
  8. James Blake | "Mile High" (feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)
  9. MARINA | "Handmade Heaven"
  10. Xiu Xiu | "The Wrong Thing"
Current AOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising
Current SOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | "Movies"

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Post by Nick » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:35 am

Totally random, no real order, songs I've liked this year...

Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen
Deafheaven- Black Brick
James Blake (featuring Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)- Mile High
Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda
Carly Rae Jepsen- Now That I Found You
Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me
Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas
Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
Four Tet- Only Human
Helado Negro- Running

There were some other songs from the Sharon Van Etten and Malibu Ken albums that would be here too, but alas, they were released last year.

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Post by Nick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 am

Really enjoying “101 FM” off of that Little Simz album. Great rapping, and a vaguely... traditional Japanese (?) sounding instrumental.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Pauler » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:55 am

Setherex wrote:I'll throw in a plug for my personal "Music of Today" playlist - I regularly update a few times a week with new 2019 music, for anyone who might be interested. Optimal for shuffling and discovering :music-listening:

"SAPPY" by Red Velvet is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant pop songs of the year. The off-beat playing of the brass section (among their signature sounds), those intricate harmonies (I cannot name a girl group who utilize better harmony) and that bombastic chorus.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Nick » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:13 am

It’s only been out for 6 hours, but this new Tame Impala song is my SOTY so far:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rUmV-MorIKc

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Post by Father2TheMan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:03 pm

So far my 2019 playlist is only 3 songs (in no order)
1 | Paul McCartney | Get Enough
2 | Leyla McCalla | Money is King
3 | Dean Lewis | Be Alright

But most of my listening has been focused on 80s music for the decade polls right now.

I do have a secondary "sampling" playlist with 76 tunes on it that I'll (eventually) get around to.
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Lenny Kaye once said this of the Grateful Dead: "their music touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists". If there's even a way for me to describe Tame Impala, that'd be it. Their music is so transcendental that it's changed me as a person, and I can't say that about many musicians. Their music has provided a soundtrack to my life, and whenever i'm happy or sad, the project's existential ooz have given me relief and solace.

There was a point in my life where I was depressed over an unrequited love interest who started dating one of my best friends, when she knew I liked her. Our friendship eventually fell apart, and that's when I started listening to them all the time. In a way they helped me get over that period in my life, believe it or not. At the time I only felt loneliness and paranoia, crying all the time, boiling inside with regret and sorrow. I didn't feel like my life had a purpose anymore, but listening to Kevin Parker's musical project helped assured me that everything would get better, and it did.

My dad once said that great art was supposed to help you understand yourself, and gain a bigger perceptive about the world around you. But to say that Tame Impala makes great art is an understatement. With every single, every album they release, they're able to captivate the listener with whatever aesthetic they seem to be creating and pushing. When I hear a new release from them, i tend to think "this is where rock music is turning forward, where the rest of the pack will follow". We already know that the project's transformation from lucid stoner rock to trippy synth-pop have proved widely influential, not only in rock music but in other genres such as electronic, hip hop, and r&b. But it's Kevin Parker's ability to incorporate sounds and turn them into something fresh and interesting, the same way Bowie and Yorke once did, that makes Tame Impala truly special. I honestly believe that they are the flagship rock act of the 21st century so far, and that fifty years from now they will be revered as an important chapter in popular music's history.

I was really fucking excited when I heard Tame Impala had dropped a new single (their first in nearly four years), although I knew it was to be expected. Ever since the release of their masterpiece Currents in 2015, the mainstream have caught on to them. Parker has produced for household names such as Lady Gaga and Travis Scott, and the record-buying public have joined the critics in singing their praises. They're about to perform SNL and headline Coachella, now appealing not only to the typical music nerd, but to the "rock" fan who is unaware of any developments in the genre since the 90s.

So what does the finish product sound like? "Patience" is reminiscent of the material on Currents, with slick disco rhythms rubbing up with Tame Impala's signature neo-psychedelic sound. The lyrics are cryptic and impressionistic, extremely open-ended to the point it could be about anything. And that's what makes the song so great, with the feeling Parker has always been able to resonate to someone, with a soul and vocality that i'm sure is the sound of meeting God after death.

My only issue with this song is that I worry the album will end up sounding like Currents Part II. I'm probably setting my expectations too high, but the ability to change their sound is one of the reasons why Tame Impala have always been special to me. Maybe Parker has settled for that formula, as he's literally gripping stardom with his hands, but I have no right to judge. It also doesn't move me emotionally the same way tracks like "Let It Happen", "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards", and "Love/Paranoia" did, but this is only my first day listening to "Patience". "Patience" is simply still an excellent song nevertheless, one of my favorites this year in fact (if not my favorite song of the year so far). And better yet for Parker, it might be the one that transforms him into a bona fide pop star.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by iskandarology » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Let me share my playlist of personal favorites of 2019 songs (this playlist will be later changed into personal top 100 of 2019). The genre is various so I think you can explore a lot and I hope you enjoy it :whistle:

[spotifyplaylist]https://open.spotify.com/playlist/50gOX ... OaQRjv1VYq[/spotifyplaylist]

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Post by Henrik » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:47 pm

iskandarology wrote:Let me share my playlist of personal favorites of 2019 songs (this playlist will be later changed into personal top 100 of 2019). The genre is various so I think you can explore a lot and I hope you enjoy it :whistle:

[spotifyplaylist]https://open.spotify.com/playlist/50gOX ... OaQRjv1VYq[/spotifyplaylist]
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Post by Jirin » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:35 pm

Mercury Rev’s cover of Ode To Billy Joe featuring Lucinda Williams is amazing.

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Post by Nassim » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:03 pm

My "best of 2019" playlist is only 3 songs long so far, but since it hasn't been shared yet : Four Tet did it again ! Favorite song to dance to since his own Planet 2 years ago.

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Post by Nick » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm

Nassim wrote:My "best of 2019" playlist is only 3 songs long so far, but since it hasn't been shared yet : Four Tet did it again ! Favorite song to dance to since his own Planet 2 years ago.
I’m only a casual fan of Four Tet, but I think this is the best thing he’s ever done. He needs to release an album that sounds like this real soon.

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Post by Jackson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:22 am

Holly Herndon's Eternal is phenomenal. Those who liked her 2015 album Platform (which was my #2 for that year) should check it out.

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Post by Nick » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 am

Nick wrote:It’s only been out for 6 hours, but this new Tame Impala song is my SOTY so far:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rUmV-MorIKc
Bumping "Patience" down to my number 3 song of the year so far.
My number 2 is "Only Human" by Four Tet.
My number 1 is "Seventeen" by Sharon Van Etten, which would've been my #3 song of 2018 had it been released last year.

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Post by Nick » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:11 am

Nick wrote:
Nick wrote:It’s only been out for 6 hours, but this new Tame Impala song is my SOTY so far:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rUmV-MorIKc
Bumping "Patience" down to my number 3 song of the year so far.
My number 2 is "Only Human" by Four Tet.
My number 1 is "Seventeen" by Sharon Van Etten, which would've been my #3 song of 2018 had it been released last year.
Rough list:

1. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen
2. Four Tet- Only Human
3. Tame Impala- Patience
4. Georgia- About Work the Dancefloor
5. Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda

Unranked:

Deafheaven- Black Brick
James Blake (featuring Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)- Mile High
Carly Rae Jepsen- Now That I Found You
Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me
Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas
Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
Helado Negro- Running
Little Simz- 101 FM
Billie Eilish- Bad Guy

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Post by notbrianeno » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:36 pm

  1. Vampire Weekend | "This Life"
  2. Weyes Blood | "Movies"
  3. Tame Impala | "Patience"
  4. Sharon Van Etten | "Jupiter 4"
  5. Vampire Weekend | "Sunflower" (feat. Steve Lacy)
  6. Interpol | "Fine Mess"
  7. Weyes Blood | "Everyday"
  8. Ariana Grande | "ghostin"
  9. Lil Nas X | "Old Town Road"
  10. ROSALÍA | "Con Altura" (feat. J Balvin)
  11. Weyes Blood | "Andromeda"
  12. James Blake | "Mile High" (feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)
  13. Vampire Weekend | "Harmony Hall"
  14. Peggy Gou | "Starry Night"
  15. Helado Negro | "Please Won't Please"
  16. Interpol | "The Weekend"
  17. Dawn Richards | "shades"
  18. Sharon Van Etten | "Comeback Kid"
  19. James Blake | "I'll Come Too"
  20. Thomas Rhett | "Look What God Gave Her"
  21. Danger Mouse & Karen O | "Woman"
  22. James Blake | "Where's the Catch?" (feat. Andre 3000)
  23. 2 Chainz | "Money In The Way"
  24. Hot Chip | "Hungry Child"
  25. The National | "You Had Your Soul With You
  26. MARINA | "Handmade Heaven"
  27. Xiu Xiu | "The Wrong Thing"
  28. Lana Del Rey | "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it"
  29. Karen O | "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  30. Sharen Van Etten | "Memorial Day"
Current AOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising
Current SOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | "Movies"

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:31 pm

unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:

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Post by acroamor » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
Seconded. Lil Nas X is giving me the same vibes I got out of the Odd Future crew back in 2011 - they're very skilled at capturing specific cultural moments and will likely mature into very successful and idiosyncratic artists.

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Post by Setherex » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:47 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
Counterpoints:
1) Uh, #1 song in America by no slight margin whatsoever, definitely not an unpopular opinion.
2) "Old Town Road" is pretty good.
3) "Old Town Road (Remix)" goes fucking hard.

Side point:
4) Certainly a country song.

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Post by jamieW » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
Man, I'm getting old. I'm guessing this song will be remembered the same as "Macarena" or "Whoomp! There It Is" someday. (Course a lot of people still love those today, too.)

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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:42 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
I'd never call it a great song, but it's definitely funny and I appreciate the fact that it exists. I'm happy for Lil Nas X.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:45 pm

Setherex wrote:
Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
Counterpoints:
1) Uh, #1 song in America by no slight margin whatsoever, definitely not an unpopular opinion.
2) "Old Town Road" is pretty good.
3) "Old Town Road (Remix)" goes fucking hard.

Side point:
4) Certainly a country song.
Gotta agree with all of your points, although I was stating that I feel like it's simply a good song and not just a meme :music-listening:

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Post by Jackson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:09 am

Setherex wrote:
Cold Butterfly wrote:unpopular opinion - old town road goes fucking hard :music-guitarred:
Counterpoints:
1) Uh, #1 song in America by no slight margin whatsoever, definitely not an unpopular opinion.
2) "Old Town Road" is pretty good.
3) "Old Town Road (Remix)" goes fucking hard.

Side point:
4) Certainly a country song.
That song packs a ton of hooks into a sub-two minute run time. I have no idea how the critics will treat it but it's probably here to stay from a pop culture perspective.

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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:51 pm

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Jenny's last album EXORCISM was a life-changer for me. This album was apparently recorded at the same time, and combines her unnerving electronic edge with orchestral swells courtesy of a Swedish symphony to great effect. It deals with the same subject matter as EXORCISM: the rape she suffered a few years ago and the impacts it had on her. She felt the need to relay the message in her native Swedish (her first Swedish album it seems).

This song in particular is absolutely spellbinding. It starts off plaintive, with piano and strings tugging at heartstrings as the words flow tenderly from Jenny like opulent pearls, gradually building until the song erupts in volcanic, pulsing electronic fury 2 minutes in, Jenny's lyrics now gushing forth like dragon's breath as she relays the horrors of what happened to her and the full orchestra takes flight. It retreats again into vulnerable tenderness, twinkling xylophones glistening like stars and eerie strings filling the night sky with fog before the electronic pulse takes hold again. The word "epic" has had its meaning bludgeoned to death from overuse, but it is an appropriate descriptor here. It is so grandiose, so visual, so spectacularly all-encompassing that it feels like a stage play condensed into a song.

I've tried to translate the lyrics through Google, so I'm sure they are missing some of the context of her native Swedish, but I'll share them anyway. Her bravery is downright heroic.

The moon saw it happening
But turned away his gaze

Beyond protection from stars
Oh, I know, I know
The stars shit on me well

Night's last hour
I barely breathe, I lie still
But I long for it

The moon saw it happen
But how the hell will it help me?

Night's last hour
I'm looking forward to tomorrow
But there is nothing tomorrow, tomorrow

This is what happened
You know that,
You if anyone knows everything about what happened
Say what happened, say what happened
Say what happened, you know exactly what happened
Say what happened, say what happened
Say what happened, you know what happened

Because you held your hand straight over my mouth
And you pushed me down, you were fucking heavy
And you twisted and turned, you pulled and tied
That was what happened, was it the power you knew?
The pre-historic dragon had begun to wake up,
I became a pre-historic dragon
Anger wriggles out of me!

You pulled my hair, you tied me back,
Ripped off my panties, stuffed your thing in
And you felt the power
You turned on power
When you felt power?
Did you get out of power?
The pre-historic dragon had begun to wake up,
I became a pre-historic dragon
You know what has happened

This is what happened
You know that
You if anyone knows everything about what happened
Say what happened, say what happened
Say what happened, you know exactly what happened

Say what happened, say what happened
Say what happened, you know what has happened

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Post by MechaN » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:14 pm

Jonas Brothers - Cool

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Post by sonofsamiam » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:34 pm

It's been a great year so far! I second Moonbeam's appreciation of the new Jenny Wilson, and particularly that track; amazing stuff.

Here's everything I've dug so far, one track per artist. (CAN'T WAIT for the new Sunn O))) to come out by the way, sounds like it will be a great one.)

Outstanding:

1. Weyes Blood | Movies
2. Jenny Wilson | SÄG VAD SOM HÄNDE
3. The Comet Is Coming | Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest)
4. Waste of Space Orchestra | Syntheosis
5. Holly Herndon | Eternal

Excellent:

6. Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen
7. Sky Ferreira | Downhill Lullaby
8. These New Puritans | Infinity Vibraphones
9. Billy Woods & Kenny Segall | Spider Hole
10. Little Simz | Venom
11. Saba Alizadeh | Colors Wove Me in Tehran
12. Black to Comm | Angel Investor
13. Malibu Ken | Acid King
14. The Cinematic Orchestra | Lessons
15. Four Tet | Only Human
16. Fennesz | Agora

Very Good:

17. Ibibio Sound Machine | Wanna Come Down
18. Mercury Rev | Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Lucinda Williams)
19. Dave | Black
20. Nihiloxica | Diggi Dagga
21. Quelle Chris | Obamacare
22. Matmos | Thermoplastic Riot Shield
23. Lizzo | Juice
24. Rosalia | Con Altura (feat. J Balvin)
25. Deafheaven | Black Brick
26. Peggy Gou | Starry Night
27. Tim Hecker | That World
28. Tame Impala | Patience
29. Dawn Richard | spaces
30. Better Oblivion Community Center | Dylan Thomas
31. Solange | Almeda
32. Jessica Pratt | Poly Blue
33. Lambchop | Everything for You
34. Spellling | Under the Sun
35. Kokoroko | Uman

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Post by Dexter » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:44 am

The HU, a Mongolian throat-singing metal band got my attention when it was featured in Billboard online.

Wolf Totem:
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Yuve Yuve Yu:
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Post by Dan » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:30 pm

My favourites so far this year...

1 | Lizzo | Cuz I Love You
2 | Vampire Weekend | This Life
3 | Chai | Wintime
4 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
5 | Little Simz | Selfish
6 | Aldous Harding | The Barrel
7 | James Blake feat. Rosalía | Barefoot in the Park
8 | Lana Del Rey | Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have It
9 | Susanna and the Brotherhood of Our Lady | Garden of Earthly Delights
10 | Mike Posner | January 11th, 2017
11 | Jessie Ware | Adore You
12 | Maverick Sabre | Drifting
13 | Julia Jackllin | Comfort
14 | Lil Nas X | Old Town Road
15 | Field Medic | The Bottle's My Lover, She's Just My Friend
...will keep us together.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Pauler » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:46 am

FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84

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Post by Jackson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:48 am

sonofsamiam wrote: 3. The Comet Is Coming | Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest)
This song is fantastic! Nice find.
Pauler wrote:FKA twigs' comeback single "Cellophane" is absolutely stunning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84
Seconded.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:51 am

Some of my favorites so far:

Sharon Van Etten - Jupiter 4
Holly Herndon - Eternal
Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor
Sky Ferreira - Downhill Lullaby
Hatchie - Without a Blush
Priests - The Seduction of Kansas
Hot Chip - Hungry Child
Chromatics - Time Rider
Weyes Blood - Movies
Peggy Gou - Starry Night
Four Tet - Only Human
Octavian ft. Skepta - Bet
Claud - Easy

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by notbrianeno » Sat May 04, 2019 1:27 am

  1. Vampire Weekend | "Hold You Now" (feat. Danielle Haim)
  2. Vampire Weekend | "This Life"
  3. Weyes Blood | "Movies"
  4. Tame Impala | "Patience"
  5. Sharon Van Etten | "Jupiter 4"
  6. Weyes Blood | "Everyday"
  7. Dorian Electra | "Flamboyant"
  8. Weyes Blood | "Mirror Forever"
  9. Nilüfer Yanya | "In Your Head"
  10. Lil Uzi Vert | "Sanguine Paradise"
  11. FKA twigs | "Cellophane"
  12. Vampire Weekend | "Sunflower" (feat. Steve Lacy)
  13. Lil Nas X | "Old Town Road" (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  14. Peggy Gou | "Han Pan"
  15. James Blake | "Mile High" (feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)
  16. Interpol | "Fine Mess"
  17. The Boyboy West Coast | "Bottoms Up (U Was At The Club)"
  18. Tame Impala | "Borderline"
  19. Vampire Weekend | "Harmony Hall"
  20. Vampire Weekend | "Sympathy"
  21. ROSALÍA | "Con Altura" (feat. J Balvin)
  22. Weyes Blood | "Andromeda"
  23. Anderson .Paak | "Make It Better" (feat. Smokey Robinson)
  24. Vampire Weekend | "Married in a Gold Rush" (feat. Danielle Haim)
  25. Peggy Gou | "Starry Night"
  26. Ariana Grande | "ghostin"
  27. Nilüfer Yanya | "Tears"
  28. Madonna | "Medellín" (feat. Maluma)
  29. Helado Negro | "Please Won't Please"
  30. Vampire Weekend | "How Long?"
  31. Interpol | "The Weekend"
  32. Dawn Richards | "shades"
  33. Sharon Van Etten | "Comeback Kid"
  34. James Blake | "I'll Come Too"
  35. Thomas Rhett | "Look What God Gave Her"
  36. Vampire Weekend | "Bambina"
  37. YUKIKA | "NEON"
  38. Danger Mouse & Karen O | "Woman"
  39. James Blake | "Where's the Catch?" (feat. Andre 3000)
  40. Vampire Weekend | "Big Blue"
  41. Maluma |"HP"
  42. 2 Chainz | "Money In The Way"
  43. Hot Chip | "Hungry Child"
  44. The National | "You Had Your Soul With You
  45. MARINA | "Handmade Heaven"
  46. Xiu Xiu | "The Wrong Thing"
  47. Lana Del Rey | "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it"
  48. Karen O | "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  49. Sharen Van Etten | "Memorial Day"
  50. Gesaffelstein | "Lost in the Fire" (feat. The Weeknd)
Current AOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising
Current SOTY 2019: Weyes Blood | "Movies"

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by mileswide » Mon May 06, 2019 1:40 pm

Just a rough draft from me in no logical order:

Everything Little Simz has released this year but particularly Selfish (feat Cleo Sol), Venom and Flowers (feat Michael Kiwanuka)
Koffee- Throne and Blazin (feat Jane Macgizmo)
Toddla T feat Alicai Harley- Instruction (Gallong Gyal)
Br3yna- Like Me
Serine Karthage- Ruler
Lady Leshurr- Horrid
Dave- Black and Location (feat Burna Boy)
Rosie Lowe- Birdsong and Pharaoh
Charlotte Gainsbourg- Bombs Away
Fontaines DC- Boys In The Better Land
SWMRS- Trashbag Baby
Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
Anderson.Paak- King James
Lizzo- Juice
Peggy Gou- Starry Night
Ibibio Sound Machine- Tell Me (Doko Mien)
Billie Eilish- bury a friend and bad guy
Russ- Gun Lean
NSG feat Tion Wayne- Options
Particle- Neptune
Lowkey- The Return of Lowkey
S.P.Y.- Runaway Dub and Rudeboy Step (feat Shadow Child)
slowthai- Peace of Mind
Shy FX feat Kojey Radical and Ghetts- Bad After We
Kojey Radical feat AZ- 25
Swindle feat Ghetts- Drill Work
Nadia Rose- Airplane Mode
Squid- Houseplants
Barny Fletcher- Christ Flow
Leikeli47- Acrylic
Foals- In Degrees

If I had to pick a number 1 so far, it'd be bury a friend.

And I keep meaning to listen to Mercury Rev's cover of The Delta Sweete, so thanks for reminding me by mentioning OTBJ, Jirin and sonofsamiam :-)
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Future Critic » Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 pm

I'm not prepared to rank these yet, but these are the songs that really stand out from the first four months of the year:

Harmony Hall, Vampire Weekend
Seventenn, Sharon Van Etten
hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it, Lana Del Rey
Heads Gonna Roll, Jenny Lewis
Now That I Found You, Carly Rae Jepsen
Don't Know How To Keep Loving You, Julia Jacklin
Head Alone, Julia Jacklin
This Life, Vampire Weekend
You Had Your Sould With You, The National
UFOF, Big Thief
Everyday, Weyes Blood
Didn't Know What I Was in For, Better Oblivion Community Center
Julien, Carly Rae Jepsen

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Pauler » Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am

^Oh yes to "Julien" by Carly! However, based on the 4 tracks released so far, including the disappointing "Party For One", I have a feeling she will not be able to top EMOTION :(

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Pauler wrote:^Oh yes to "Julien" by Carly! However, based on the 4 tracks released so far, including the disappointing "Party For One", I have a feeling she will not be able to top EMOTION :(
I had thought that based on the first three tracks she released, but Julien and Too Much, the two most recent releases, are both excellent. Julien is my favorite track of hers since Cut to the Feeling; it's quite a grower.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Mon May 13, 2019 3:04 pm

My top 25 would look something like this (unordered):

Aldous Harding - The Barrel
American Football - Uncomfortably Numb
Billie Eilish - bad guy
Carly Rae Jepsen - Julien
Chromatics - Time Rider
Claud - Easy
Comet is Coming - Blood of the Past
Dave - Black
Denzel Curry - RICKY
FKA Twigs - Cellophane
Four Tet - Only Human
Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor
Hatchie - Stay With Me
Holly Herndon - Eternal
Hot Chip - Hungry Child
Kero Kero Benito - Swimming
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Octavian feat. Skepta - Bet
Peggy Gou - Han Pan
Priests - The Seduction of Kansas
Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
Sharon Van Etten - Jupiter 4
Skepta - Bullet From a Gun
Sky Ferreira - Downhill Lullaby
Weyes Blood - Movies

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sat May 18, 2019 8:11 pm

I just found out that Of Monsters and Men got out a new song two weeks ago, Alligator.
And man is it a departure from their previous work; they went from indie folk to basically dance rock.

I'm not as much a fan of this song as I am of their other work, although I really like Nanna's vocals, and it's certainly not bad.
Now we'll have to wait and see what the rest of Fever Dream will bring, hopefully it's still got some of that Folk in there.


Anyway here's my top 25 for the year so far (maybe some 2018 songs have snuck in here, not 100% sure)

1. Sports Team - M5
2. Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall
3. White Lies - Tokyo
4. Of Monster and Men - Alligator
5. Cage the Elephant - Ready To Let Go

6-25 in no particular order:
Jade Bird - I Get No Joy
Call It Off - Maybe I Don't Wanna Know
Courtney Barnett - Everybody Here Hates You
Dakota - Dreams
Editors - Barricades
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - Bury A Friend
Fidlar - By Myself
Foals - Exits
Fontaines D.C. - Big
Japanese House - You Seemed So Happy
Mozes & the Firstborn - Blow Up
Pip Blom - Daddy Issues
Pip Blom - Ruby
Rammstein - Radio
SWMRS - Trashbag Baby
Tame Impala - Patience
Two Door Cinema Club - Talk
Vampire Weekend - This Life
Yungblud - Loner
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Dan » Thu May 30, 2019 7:44 pm

Nearly half year list...

01 | Lizzo | Cuz I Love You
02 | Vampire Weekend | This Life
03 | Sufjan Stevens | Love Yourself
04 | Chai | Wintime
05 | The Black Keys | Eagle Birds
06 | Andrew Bird | Sisyphus
07 | Jessie Ware | Adore You
08 | Little Simz feat. Cleo Sol | Selfish
09 | Skepta | Bullet From a Gun
10 | Aldous Harding | The Barrel
11 | James Blake feat. Rosalía | Barefoot in the Park
12 | Lana Del Rey | Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have It
13 | Susanna and the Brotherhood of Our Lady | Garden of Earthly Delights
14 | Mike Posner | January 11th, 2017
15 | Maverick Sabre | Drifting
16 | Conan Osíris | Telemóveis
17 | Julia Jacklin | Comfort
18 | Leo "Bud" Welch | Don't Let the Devil Ride
19 | Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus | Old Town Road
20 | Field Medic | The Bottle's My Lover, She's Just My Friend

...will keep us together.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Jackson » Fri May 31, 2019 4:23 pm

Not sure if I love Sufjan's new track Love Yourself on first listen. It sounds a little too middle of the road for him. Were it not for his unmistakable voice, I might not even recognize it as a Sufjan song. Hopefully it's a grower.

Meanwhile, on first listen Sleater-Kinney's new track is a nice return to form. I'll probably end up liking it better than any of the tracks on No Cities to Love.

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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Dan » Fri May 31, 2019 6:38 pm

Jackson wrote:Not sure if I love Sufjan's new track Love Yourself on first listen. It sounds a little too middle of the road for him. Were it not for his unmistakable voice, I might not even recognize it as a Sufjan song. Hopefully it's a grower.
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 (to me anyway). 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. I liked the song the first time I heard it, but after listening to it about 10 times over the past couple of days, it keeps growing on me.
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:00 am

I do like the song, but it's a bit too 'poppy' for me to rate it anything high, though it might grow on me if I hear it some more this month. It also sounds like a song that would do well in an acoustic orchestral setting, so here's hoping for that happening. And lastly, the song really reminds me of The Zombies' 'This Will Be Our Year'.
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Re: Songs of 2019

Post by Nick » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:26 am

5 months in, here we go:

Rough top ten list:

1. Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen
2. Four Tet- Only Human
3. Weyes Blood- Movies
4. Lower Dens- Young Republicans
5. Tame Impala- Patience
6. Carly Rae Jepsen- Julien
7. Mannequin Pussy- Drunk II
8. Hatchie- Stay With Me
9. Georgia- About Work the Dancefloor
10. Solange (featuring Playboi Carti)- Almeda

Unranked:

Better Oblivion Community Center- Dylan Thomas
Big Thief- Cattails
Billie Eilish- Bad Guy
Bruce Springsteen- Hello Sunshine
Carly Rae Jepsen- No Drug Like Me
Carly Rae Jepsen- Now That I Found You
Deafheaven- Black Brick
FKA Twigs- Cellophane
Flying Lotus (featuring Anderson .Paak)- More
Flying Lotus (featuring Denzel Curry)- Black Balloons Reprise
Fontaines D.C.- Boys in the Better Land
Helado Negro- Running
James Blake (featuring Travis Scott and Metro Boomin)- Mile High
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)- Old Town Road
Little Simz- 101 FM
Tame Impala- Borderline
The Comet Is Coming- Super Zodiac
The National- Rylan
Tyler, The Creator- Earfquake
Vampire Weekend- Harmony Hall
Vampire Weekend- This Life
Weyes Blood- Andromeda
Weyes Blood- Everyday

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