Read Part 1
of this list for Songs 25 to 16.
12. “The Queen of New York” :: Tancred
What will be my #1 favorite song of 2018? You’ll have to wait with breathless anticipation for my final post with the top five songs of the year!
Favorite Songs by Year, 1973-2017
Release Date: June 1, 2018
- Queen of New York
- Something Else
This album from Tancred, the stage name for a project of Maine’s own Jess Abbott, is a collection of 90s style power pop, somewhere in-between Letters to Cleo and The Breeders. The lyrics are confessional and intimate. Abbott alternates rockers with quieter, acoustic tunes. I prefer the former, but really there’s something for everyone here.
I’ve spent much of May listening to terrific new albums by Janelle Monáe and Courtney Barnett, but here are some stray songs I like too.
Joshua Hedley – “Mr. Jukebox”
Tancred – “Queen of New York”
Hinds – “The Club”
Kamasi Washington – “Space Travelers Lullaby”