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(31) Days of Good//12.15.20

 

Future Islands – Hit the Coast [from As Long As You Are]

 

Perfume Genius – Your Body Changes Everything [from Set My Heart On Fire Immediately]

 

Dan Deacon – Become a Mountain [from Mystic Familiar]

 

Porridge Radio – 7 Seconds [single]

 

#31days2020

[revisited] 2009

I spend a fair amount of time digging for new music, but I always go back to my favorites. One year in particular is always on repeat and seeing as how we’re now ten years removed, it’s about time I gave praise where praise is due.

To put it bluntly, 2009 was an epic year of music. It’s the year I’ve revisited most frequently since I started compiling my year end lists – (31) Days of Good. I honestly can’t think of another year that includes so many of my favorite records. Records I still listen  to on a regular basis. Records I don’t think i’ll ever stop enjoying. Hell, records I don’t think I could live without. Records like Mew’s No More Stories Are Told Today…, The Antler’s Hospice, Karen O and The Kids’ Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Japandroids’ Post-Nothing, Future Islands’ Feathers & Hallways, St. Vincent’s Actor, Passion Pit’s Manners, Telekinesis’ Telekinesis!, Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Discovery’s LP, and The xx’s xx.

This is such a small sample of incredible releases and I can go on-and-on listing my favorites. But records aren’t meant to be read, they are meant to be heard. So if you’re unfamiliar with one of greatest years of modern music, I’ve got your covered. Take a spin down memory lane with my (31) Days of Good//2009 playlist below and check back throughout the year as I revisit more favorites.

(31) Days of Good//12.17.17

 

Favorite Music Videos of 2017: Volume 2

 

♩ Future Islands – Beauty of the Road [from The Far Field]

[future-islands.com]

 

♩ Run The Jewels – Call Ticketron [from Run the Jewels 3]

[runthejewels.com]

 

♩ London O’Connor – Nobody Hangs Out Anymore [from O∆]

[londonoconnor.bandcamp.com]

 

♩ Chromeo – Juice [single]

[chromeo.net]

 

♩ HAIM – Want You Back [from Something To Tell You]

[haimtheband.com]

 

♩ White Reaper – Judy French [from The World’s Best American Band]

[whitereaperusa.com]

 

♩ St. Vincent – New York [from MASSEDUCTION]

[ilovestvincent.com]

 

♩ Sleigh Bells – And Saints [from Kid Kruschev]

[tornclean.com]

 

♩ Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. [from DAMN.]

[kendricklamar.com]

 

#31days2017

Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron
[runthejewels.com]

 

4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby
[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold
[thexx.info]

 

2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2

Eulogy
[survive.bandcamp.com]

 

1 – Future Islands//The Far Field

Ran
[future-islands.com]

 

The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…

Alvvays//Antisocialites

Dreams Tonite
[alvvays.com]

 

Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now
[everythingnow.com]

 

Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex

Apocalypse
[cigarettesaftersex.com]

 

Cults//Offering

Offering
[cultscultscults.com]

 

David Bazan//Care

Lazerbeams
[davidbazan.com]

 

Gordi//Reservoir

Heaven I Know
[gordimusic.com]

 

Gorillaz//Humanz

Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
[gorillaz.com]

 

Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home

Fix
[hazelenglish.com]

 

Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs
[jaysom.bandcamp.com]

 

Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights

Appointments
[julienbaker.bandcamp.com]

 

Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.

HUMBLE.
[kendricklamar.com]

 

Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life

Love
[lanadelrey.com]

 

Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
[muramasa.me]

 

Sound of Ceres//The Twin

Humaniora
[soundofceres.com]

 

St. Vincent//MASSEDUCTION

Hang On Me
[ilovestvincent.com]

 

Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium

Mercury
[planetariumalbum.com]

 

Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?


[facebook.com/swellsnoho]

 

Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing
[sylvanesso.com]

 

Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer
[tomadams.eu]

 

White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French
[whitereaperusa.com]

 

#31days2017

(31) Days of Good//12.15.17

Easily my favorite song of 2017. I’ve probably listened to this song 500 times and counting and it never gets old. And with lyrics like this, “What’s a song without you? When every song I write is about you,” it’s impossible not to sing-along.

Future Islands – Ran [from The Far Field]
[future-islands.com]

 

Of all the great tracks of 2017, this sly ballad from Allie X’s sophomore effort is the one I returned to almost as much as Future Island’s “Ran.” The snappy production and sweet-sounding melody conceal a breakup ballad that I can listen to over, and over, and over again. And if for some weird reason you grow tired with this track, i’ve also included the unplugged version for your listening pleasure.

Allie X – Need You (feat. Valley Girl) [from CollXtion II]
Allie X – Need You (Unplugged)
[alliex.com]

 

I’m always excited for new material from The Go! Team, but this track has my expectations at peak levels.

The Go! Team – Semicircle Song [single]
[thegoteam.co.uk]

 

“The feeling that we have everything at our fingertips and have no idea what to do with it all is the overarching narrative of Everything Now, as Butler elaborates in the title track: ‘Every room in my house is filled with shit I couldn’t live without… Every inch of space in my heart is filled with something I’ll never start.’ The album completely revolves around the title track, too, as it opens with ‘Everything_Now (Continued)’ and closes with ‘Everything Now (Continued),’ slight variations on the same theme incorporating portions of lyrics from the title track. When the album is played on ‘repeat,’ segue perfectly into one another, morphing Everything Now into a mobius strip of (you guessed it) infinite content. As brainwashing goes, it’s genius—and as a piece of art, Everything Now is not only worthwhile but rather brilliant. (via Paste)

Arcade Fire – Everything Now [from Everything Now]
[everythingnow.com]

 

#31days2017