2018 Year in Review: Favorite Songs – Part 1


It’s that time of the year for my list of favorite songs.  I’m doing things a little differently this year.  First, I have 25 songs to recognize this year (plus one honorable mention).  Second, I’m ranking them.  Third, I’ll be publishing the list over three posts today. I’ve limited the list to one song per artist, lest I just list the entirety of Dirty Computer.

Let’s get started!

Honorable Mention: “BAMM” :: Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell (from Zombies)

25. “Hollywood (feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)” :: Gorillaz

24. “Baby Luv” :: Nilüfer Yanya

23. “Tear Me to Pieces” :: Meg Myers

22. “Loneliest Girl” :: Princess Chelsea

21. “May Your Kindness Remain” :: Courtney Marie Andrews 

20. “Semicircle Song” :: The Go! Team 

19. “Future Me Hates Me” :: The Beths

18. “Under the Wheels” :: Calexico 

17. “In Your Beat” :: Django Django

16. “Before the Waters Get too High” :: Parquet Courts

Stay tuned for part two!

Favorite Songs by Year

1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992
1993 1994 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016
2017

Ten Favorite Songs of 2012


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2012.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

I originally covered 2012 with a Year in Review post.

Bright Whites – Kishi Bashi

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Caliban’s Dream –  Underworld

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Cartao Postal – Souljazz Orchestra

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Default – Django Django

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Dirty Money –  Antibalas

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Goatman – Goat

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Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It – Stars

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Look at This – A Tribe Called Red

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Oblivion – Grimes

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Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

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And here are five songs from 2012 worthy of an honorable mention:

Akale Wube –  Debo Band

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Dog Physics – Plaid Dragon

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Gun Has No Trigger – Dirty Projectors

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Here Again – Quantic and Alice Russell

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Please Forgive My Heart – Bobby Womack

And there you have 40 years music and over 400 songs that helped define my life!

Stay tuned for the best songs of 2013.

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Song of the Week: “Default” by Django Django


Another week, another song, this time from a Edinburgh, Scotland band who are apparently not named for Django Reinhardt.  Here is “Default” by Django Django:

There’s a catchy riff and the song stands out for not really sounding like anything else right now although it does remind me a bit of some psychedelic proto-punk songs like “Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five or “Your Gonna Miss Me” by 13th Floor Elevators.

Enjoy!