2021 Year in Review: Favorite Songs


Below are 15 of my favorite songs from 2021. Also check out my more expansive playlist of 60 great songs from the past year on Tidal and Spotify!

 

 

 

Frances Forever – “space girl”

Anna B Savage – “Baby Grand”

BEGINNERS – “Broke”

Danz CM – “Something More”

Dominique Fils-Aimé – “While We Wait”

Robin Foster · Ed Dowie – “Dear Florence”

Emily Scott Robinson – “Let ’em Burn”

Freedom Fry – “Le Point Zéro”

Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet”

Olivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u”

Orla Gartland – You’re Not Special, Babe

Ric Wilson – “Fight Like Ida B & Marsha P”

Snail Mail – “Valentine”

Tamar Aphek – “CROSSBOW”

Valerie June – Call Me A Fool [feat. Carla Thomas]

Favorite Songs by Year, 1973-2020

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 2018 2019 2020

 

Album Review: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers by Valerie June


Album: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
Artist: Valerie June
Release Date: March 12, 2001
Label: June Tunes Music
Favorite Tracks:

  • “You and I”
  • “Colors”
  • “Call Me a Fool [feat. Carla Thomas]”

Thoughts:

Memphis-raised, Brooklyn-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June combines classic soul vocals with the instrumentation of folk and Appalachian music.  She’s also not afraid to mix in some electronic beats from time to time.  The result is music that sounds simultaneously timeless and contemporary. The legendary Carla Thomas, Queen of Memphis Soul, joins June on two tracks.

Rating: ***1/2