The countdown continues here with songs 15 – 6. Hope you are enjoying this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I am amazed at the plethora of music worth listening to that has come out in the past few months. The rest of the list will come this weekend.
15. Iron & Wine – Walking Far From Home (removed 7/21/12)
This is definitely the most listened to song of the year so far, partly because I got it back in December. I think I wore it out, or it might be higher on this list.
14. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (removed 7/21/12)
One of the best songs yet from a band that is aiming to establish itself as an indie-folk mainstay with the release of their sophomore record of the same name.
13. Seryn – We Will All Be Changed (removed 7/21/12)
A slow-building and uplifting song for the season from yet another band from Denton, TX worth your attention.
12. Tennis – Marathon (removed 7/21/12)
I avoided listening to these guys based on the name and album cover. That was a mistake.
11. Voxhaul Broadcast – Rotten Apples (removed 7/21/12)
With some Dr. Dog-like vocals this song just makes me wanna tap my feet.
10. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (removed 7/21/12)
The clever and insightful lyrics of Lupe matched up with a killer Modest Mouse sample is the perfect recipe for my favorite hip-hop song of the year thus far.
09. Destroyer – Suicide Demo For Kara Walker (removed 7/21/12)
My wife referred to this album as elevator music, but I just can’t get enough of it. I especially love the little guitar riff that comes in and out of the background of this track. It complements the Kenny G-like sax quite well. You can join my wife and mock it if you like. But that is an elevator I would love to stay on.
08. James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat (removed 7/21/12)
This is the standout track from what has been my Bon Iver substitute as I wait for the next full-length from Justin Vernon.
07. Other Lives – For 12 (removed 7/21/12)
The instrumentation on this song and the rest of this album is just phenomenal. I had the hardest time choosing a song off of this album to include on this list. Any of a number of songs could be taking this spot. I can’t wait to see these guys open for The National next week at Cain’s Ballroom.
Absolutely can’t get enough of this song right now. Try to listen to this song and not get up and dance. I dare you.