Hard to believe it’s already June. Well, technically almost July. Perfect time for me to do a mid year song list.
Let’s be honest, this year started off smashingly, music wise. Yet, it’s kind of plateaued. I say that hoping that as soon as I hit publish I’ll be flooded with new music. I mean, there’s still a Beirut album in the wings.
One band and album I don’t think is getting enough press this year; Crystal Stilts – In Love with Oblivion. Brilliant album. Really. If you like shoegaze, dream/noise pop, this one is made for you. I’m still bummed I missed their gig here. Anyway, shall we get to it? Here are my Top 15 songs of the year so far…in order. Kind of predictable, I must admit. Not going into full detail, save that for the year-end list. Shall be interesting to see how this list changes in the next few months.
15. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
14. Adele – Someone Like You
13. Radiohead – Morning Mr. Magpie
12. RAA – Tornado ’87
11. Smith Westerns – The Weekend
10. The Naked and Famous – All of This
9. Joy Formidable – Whirring
8. Crystal Stilts – Through the Floor
7. Mountain Goats – Estate Sale Sign
6. PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
5. Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean
4. Cave Singers – Swim Club
3. Timber Timbre – Woman
2. Handsome Furs – Repatriated
1. Papercuts – Do What You Will/Marie Says You’ve changed
What are your favourite songs so far this year?