T-Baby – Lizzo
This Minnesotan is angry and wants you to know it.
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
This is just Huge.
Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
Trying to be Cool – Pheonix
Pure pop fun!
Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) – Shad
I would like to slam this song down the throats of loud-mouth idiots who bad mouth immigration.
The Mother We Share – Chvrches
Perhaps the song I played the most this year.
I Love You – Said the Whale
One of three songs on this I can be seen singing my lungs out to around town.
Imanin bas ziboun – Tamikrest
Dire Straits are alive and well and living in Africa.
We the Common (For Valerie Bolden) – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Such a cool song...and coolest band name ever!
Déjà vu – Mo Kenney
This gem from the east coast is going to be huge.
Down Down the Deep River – Okkervill River
Terrific song on an otherwise disappointing album.
Let it Spill – Los Campesinos!
“And while you freed the doves, I shot them from the sky for taxidermy”…nuff said.
Cutting Out (on me) – Lee Fields
Hey, it’s 1965 again!
Paper Girl - July Talk
Great back and forth between these two.
Gone – The Head & The Heart
Final track on a near-flawless record.
Credit – Thomas D’Arcy
Thomas D’Arcy knows how to craft a great pop song…no matter with which band he is doing it.
Wild Whim – Hebronix
Put this song on, put on your headphones and go for a long walk.
Rainy Saturday – Hayden
Great song for a summer afternoon.
T.O.R.N.A.D.O. – The Go! Team
One day in the car when we were listening to this my daughter said “this song sounds like it should be in a movie…a really good movie”.
No Waves – Fidlar
This one made me feel young and angry…Not sure I ever went through that angry phase.
James – The Ex Cops
Ah, Brit-pop is back?!
Sticky Wickets – The Duckworth Lewis Method
This is from a concept album about…wait for it, CRICKET! Such a fun record.
Needle – Born Ruffians
A solid Canadian pop record…if you liked the Vampire Weekend, you’ll probably like this.
The Old & The Young – Midlake
This might be as catchy as Midlake get.