Nubya Garcia :: “Source (feat. Ms Maurice, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)”
The Go! Team :: “Cookie Scene”
Will Butler :: “Surrender”
Nation of Language :: “Rush & Fever”
Desire :: “Escape”
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
Artist: The Go! Team
Release Date: 19 January 2018
The Go! Team is gimmick band that mixes together a late-60s pop/soul sound with samples of marching bands, cheerleader chants, and movie dialogue, among other things. But it’s a very good gimmick as they manage to once again produce a solid album of upbeat pop confection. Strange that this is released in January actually, as SEMICIRCLE is ripe to score the soundtrack of summer.
The song I cannot stop listening to this week is “The Scene Between” by the Englihs band The Go! Team featuring a gospel choir, distorted guitars, and oddball samples. You can watch the trippy video below.