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(31) Days of Good//12.17.18

A few more of my favorite cover songs from 2018 (check out part 1 here)…

 

Frank Ocean – Moon River (Audrey Hepburn cover) [single]
[blonded.co] + [audreyhepburn.com]

 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Oh! You Pretty Things (David Bowie cover) [single]
[unknownmortalorchestra.com] + [glastonbury.davidbowie.com]

 

The Regrettes – A Teenager in Love [from Attention Seeker] (Dion and the Belmonts cover)
[theregrettes.com] + [wikipedia.org/Dion_and_the_Belmonts]

 

♩ Low – Let’s Stay Together (Al Green cover)

[chairkickers.com] + [facebook.com/algreen]

 

#31days2018

(31) Days of Good//12.17.16

Frank shocked the world with two big releases, basically back to back. Both are fantastic and deserve repeated listens. Like “All We Got” from Coloring Book (Chance The Rapper), “Nikes” is a perfect lead off track. Almost too perfect. It’s really quite infectious. I’ve listened to this track on repeat probably the most this year. The production is impeccable. Play. Enjoy. Repeat.

♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]

[boysdontcry.co]

 

Fuzzy slow-fi ode to letting go, taking risks, and putting yourself out their.

♩ bed. – Billy Joel [from klickitat EP]

[thisisbed.bandcamp.com]

 

Clocking in at a mere 1:26, the song is bursting at the seems and the perfect teaser for the band’s new LP (Terrible Human Beings,  out 2/17).

The Orwells – Buddy [single]

[theorwells.com]

 

#31days2016

Favorite Albums of 2016

Another year…another “best of” list. Below you’ll find my top 25 albums of 2016 (see my favorite EPs here).

Like previous years, this isn’t the quintessential album list of 2016. These are my personal favorites. The albums I couldn’t get enough of. I’m sure you’ll agree with a few and disagree with even more, and that’s exactly how it should be. We all have different tastes and music would be super boring if we all listened and love the same stuff.

With that said, am I missing any of your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know. Music discovery is one of life’s simple pleasures and it’s never too late to add new favorites to the list. Enjoy.

 

25 – BANKS//The Altar

BANKS – Gemini Feed [from The Altar]

[hernameisbanks.com]

 

24 – Whitney//Light Upon The Lake

Whitney – Golden Days [from Light Upon The Lake]

[whitneytheband.com]

 

23 – Har Mar Superstar//Best Summer Ever

♩ Har Mar Superstar – Youth Without Love [from Best Summer Ever]

[harmarsuperstar.com]

 

22 – BROODS//Conscious

BROODS – Free [from Conscious]

[broodsmusic.com]

 

21 – Wet//Don’t You

♩ Wet – It’s All in Vain [from Don’t You]

[wet.band]

 

20 – Frank Ocean//Blonde

♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]

[boysdontcry.co]

 

19 – Car Seat Headrest//Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales [from Teens of Denial]

[facebook.com/carseatheadrest]

 

18 – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam//I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times [from I Had A Dream That You Were Mine]

[hamiltonrostam.com]

 

17 – Animal Collective//Painting With

Animal Collective – Golden Gal [from Painting With]

[myanimalhome.net]

 

16 – S U R V I V E//RR7349

S U R V I V E – A.H.B. [from RR7349]

[facebook.com/survivesurvive]

 

15 – Springtime Carnivore//Midnight Room

♩ Springtime Carnivore – Face In The Moon [from Midnight Room]

[springtimecarnivore.com]

 

14 – The Range//Potential

♩ The Range – Falling Out of Phase [from Potential]

[therange.us]

 

13 – Mitski//Puberty 2

Mitski – Your Best American Girl [from Puberty 2]

[mitski.com]

 

12 – Moderat//III

Moderat – Running [from III]

[moderat.fm]

 

11 – Explosions In The Sky//The Wilderness

♩ Explosions in the Sky – Wilderness [from The Wilderness]

[explosionsinthesky.com]

 

10 – Bon Iver//22, A Million

Bon Iver – 33 “GOD” [from 22, A Million]

[boniver.org]

 

9 – The Avalanches//Wildflower

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra (ft. MF Doom & Danny Brown) [from Wildflower]

[facebook.com/theavalanches]

 

8 – Radiohead//A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – True Love Waits [from A Moon Shaped Pool]

[radiohead.com]

 

7 – James Blake//The Colour In Anything

James Blake – I Need a Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver) [from The Colour In Anything]

[jamesblakemusic.com]

 

6 – BRONCHO//Double Vanity

♩ BRONCHO – Wanna [from Double Vanity]

[bronchoband.com]

 

5 – Kishi Bashi//Sonderlust

♩ Kishi Bashi – Honeybody [from Sonderlust]

[kishibashi.com]

 

4 – Angel Olsen//My Woman

♩ Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine [from MY WOMAN]

[angelolsen.com]

 

3 – Chance the Rapper//Coloring Book

♩ Chance The Rapper – All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir) [from Coloring Book]

[chanceraps.com]

 

2 – Sleigh Bells//Jessica Rabbit

♩ Sleigh Bells – I Can’t Stand You Anymore [from Jessica Rabbit]

[tornclean.com]

 

1 – David Bowie//Blackstar

[davidbowie.com]

 

#31days2016

(1) Day of Anticipation//2015

It’s a new year, which means new music. Here’s a few 2015 releases i’m very excited to hear…

 

Belle & Sebastian//Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (out 1/20/2015 on Matador)

[belleandsebastian.com]

 

Father John Misty//I Love You, Honeybear (out 2/10/15 on Sub Pop)

[fatherjohnmisty.com]

 

Dan Deacon//Glass Riffer (out 2/25/15 on Domino)

[dandeacon.com]

 

Will Butler//Policy (out 3/10/15 on Merge Records)

[butlerwills.com]

 

The Go! Team//The Scene Between (out 3/23/15 on Memphis Industries)

[thegoteam.co.uk]

 

Purity Ring//TBA (out TBA on 4AD)

[purityringthing.com]

 

Kendrick Lamar//TBA (out TBA on Interscope)

[kendricklamar.com]

 

Mew//TBA (out TBA on Evil Office)

[mewsite.com]

 

AURORA//TBA (out TBA on Glassnote)

[aurora-music.com]

 

Grimes//TBA (out TBA on 4AD)

[grimesmusic.com]

 

The xx//TBA (out TBA on Young Turks)

[thexx.info]

 

Jamie xx//TBA (out TBA on Young Turks)

[jamiexx.com]

 

Frank Ocean//TBA (out TBA on Def Jam)

[frankocean.tumblr.com]

(31) Days of Good: 12.31.12

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(31) Days of Good: 2012 has come to an end.  Between the huge amount of good music this year and a much needed vacation, I have once again failed to recognize everything 2012 had to offer.  Thanks to Spotify though, you can at least take a look at the 500+ tracks I believe to be the year’s best.  But before I close things out, I still need to talk about one more artist and track.  Frank Ocean’s channel Orange was my biggest surprise of the year.  I hate most RnB, but Ocean isn’t your typical RnB artist.  His lyrics are smart and his production is top notch.  He really is a one-of-a-kind artist, with huge crossover appeal.  Heck, even my wife like’s him, and she hates RnB more than I do.  So without further ado, my biggest surprise of 2012, followed by the (31) Days of Good: 2012 Spotify playlist.  Enjoy and Happy New Year.

 

frank_ocean_channel_orange

♩Frank Ocean – Lost [from channel Ocean]

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(31) Days of Good: 2012