rock nyc top 10 songs
“Most obits are mixed reviews…”
That Big Thief song is a great number,
How an iffy week can boil down to ten good songs
Overshadowed by Chance The Rapper
Rufus’ greatest moment in years and years and years.
Free Cake For Every Creature are the band of the moment and both these songs are seriously excellent.
only Peter Wolf has the slightest chance for my top twenty list
I figure there are six songs here that might tin theory end up on my top 20 songs of the year
Telstar Sound Drone are a very good band, from Copenhagen, a fabulous city.
Corinne seriously blows me away on a consistent basis and always has
a good week even as next week feels iffy
Twin Peaks are so good it is shameful
The absolutely unbelievable top of the heap Dressy Bessy
This year’s model Wet
I really love Promise And The Monster.
this is a strong list of songs and the firsts trong list of new songs in maybe six weeks
A great cover by Gallant
Now is the winter of our discontent…
Abel is so really him, he will even do it at her tempo. SONG OF THE YEAR.
The Monica album goes on too long but these two songs are so good, you don’t mind waiting to get there
At the top is Cam, this week’s country hype who has at least one great song to her name.
I like uplift quite a bit and the album is pretty good in my books. And “Fun” is better than that
This song was so big it hit major when he wasn’t even looking, this is the one, that’s all.
Don’t let the Maccabees fool you, they don’t do it over an album, though Wafia does very well over an EP, that Adele song is the Max Martin one and it is killer and David Bowie is on top of his game
Missy is a major fresh sound, Kanye pushes his sound into other songs, Dion doo wops with Paul. WSTRN is the UK Drake, and everything else here pleases me.
Not much going on after last week -which was inundated with great songs. Two of the songs on this list are REALLY OLD. “Baby Mine” is off “Dumbo” and the Ewan MacColl was a hit for Roberta Flack in the early 70s. That Young Dolph song is hysterical by the way
One of the best weeks for songs, although not albums, it breaks down very nicely with Adele on top, followed by a great Chance The Rapper song, all the way to Azealia stealing a Fall Out Boys track out from under their nose. First rate.
Except for R. City and maybe Selena, these are all songs that move from the melody upwards, certainly “Sleeper Hold” is all about the tune, and so is “The Dreaming”. An oddity in this fresh beats upwards time to hear so many songs that are foremost songs.
I’d claim Jamie Lawson was something like a serious competitor for the Ed Sheeran teen market except since he is signed to Ed’s record label we would take these truths to be self evident. Earlier this year he released “Wasn’t Expecting That” which is almost as good so, expect big things from the guy in 2016.
The Funkadelic song is killer, Los Lobos sound like the Band, JR JR survive the name change, Lorde saves Disclosure, Arcade Fire have had a great song in their pocket for years, Casey is another great OF alumni, and the Front Bottoms? Maybe it is me, because whenever I give the band time I grow to love em.
The David Gilmour track is so strong it pulled me, howling and screaming, into the album proper though the same trick didn’t work with Alabama. Also, the same trick didn’t work with the Front Bottoms. The Angel Haze choice is a little random, I could’ve used a couple of others. And Naughty Boy and Beyonce? I hope she uses him on her next album.
This is weird, Lana, Keith, Kurt and Gary? I’ve dismissed all of these guys recently but a specific song has hit my pleasure zone and who am I to deny it? In a perfect world. Garfunkel and Oates would write the lyrics to all of Lana’s songs. My only problem with G&O is when they make nasty noises like gagging on dick and being nauseated by pussy. It sounds terrible over earphones.
This ended up being the summer of neo-soul, the triumph of three artists: The Weeknd, Miguel and Travi$ Scott, and despite the help of Max Martin with the Weeknd, all three artists sound entirely unique. I can’t wait to hear the new Darlene Love next Friday.
a terrific week, every song here is excellent and “In Time” and “Girls From Texas” is so good I regret not bothering to catch Lyle at Lincoln Center last week. As for FKA twig? A flat out masterpiece that EP -I adore the woman. Herb Eimerman has a great EP about to drop, and I’ll review it soon) but this song with its terrific Byrdsy intro is beyond great.
A strange week, that seems stronger on paper, Iris and Dre new releases, surprising and should be year making, are neither quite where we want them to be and though Worriers are better than expected and Danny Brown, Lil B and Chance The Rapper, and Melanie Martinez are pleasant surprises, they don’t quite make up for it.
Lil Dicky ended an average album so strongly that if I ever get the chance I will listen more closely, and both Romano and the Mynabirds are revelations for me. Didn’t know one and not crazy about the other, they both came through.
Desire – Dej Loaf – Not only is this very sexy, and very smart, it rhymes hard, the beat is perfect, it is the best woman rap around headlining her new EP it is a self-portrait and a dream of the future. Trill chill, indeed
A very good week is completed with a very very good list of new songs for the week. All three hip hop songs are about sound not lyric, the samples that fuel Vic and Young Thug are exemplary (Skrillex is behind Vic, better than anything with Diplo) and the clashing swords on “Swords” is a terrific sound, as is the guitar on the Wilco track.
A bad week for new music, still the top isn’t terrible. Coheed and Cambria are specifically excellent, the Mary J cover epochal, and Kaya Stewart a pleasant surprise. Plus, the dearth of top materials, leaves you free to spin Fay-Ann again.
Fatal Flaw – Titus Andronicus – As we get closer to the release of The Most Lamentable Tragedy, it becomes clear there is a whole lot of baggage to go along with Patrick Stickles epic disaster disaster, sort of “Inside Outside” for solipsistic egomaniacs. And with songs as great as this, a flat out masterpiece and one of his greatest Stickles’ songs of all time, I could care less.
The thing to keep in mind about this week is it is much less a great song than great album week, the albums accumulate force but without too much stuff sticking out. “people Want to Hear About Love” is the perfect example of a pretty good song on a pretty good album. Most things here are pretty good and also? There will be a lot more of them…
No, of course Kacey is not a cowgirl but it is still the best song on the album, as for Marshall, man can this man write a bridge, Foals best song followed by Algiers followed by Bully’s first song and at # 8 the saddest song of the week. The best is very very good.
the rest of the album isn’t as good but this song is a terrific track by the St. Etienne leader, otherwise in the battle for singer songwriter supremacy 2015 style, Patrick has pulled ahead of Jason Isbell, Isbell’s new song didn’t even make it in my best of list, let alone the top ten.
The two top songs are both among the best of the year, I can see “Acid” ending up in the top ten, and “Love 3X” in the top 20 for 2015. “Handcuffs” was better than I gave it credit for and at least Muse have one sure shot song on their newbie.
The Young Novelist have written a break up sound or maybe a breakup song for the ages, a killer track which leaves our hero seriously gutted by the curtain. Well worth your time, I promise. The Mariah is another goodie nobody will listen to. Frankie Knuckles is spectacular.
Week in, week out, year in, year out, I have no problem finding ten very good new songs, which means by the end of any given year I have over 500 songs I really love MINIMUM. This week is no different: Sam Lewis is a complete revelation, if Alabama Shakes the album needs a little time, this song is an immediate winner, and if Tyler’s album isn’t very satisfying “OKAGA, CA” is a killer track: a little Frank Ocean-y. To underscore all of this, I had to turn it up to 11 if I wanated to shoehorn Jesse in.
A quiet week with both Sufjan and Brian leftover from the week before and two big time country albums and a Christian album leading the charge for this week. Bop English? I like it, not sure it will last. The Michael Jackson latin album? I like it a lot, but wish there was more than one Tito song
Two of these songs will end up on my very best of the year, Old Fathers “Old Rock N Roll” and Brian Wilson’s “The Last Song”. One of them is the best political song of the year and the other is a go gently into that night and a weathered and true song of aging and loss. The Death Cab track is one of the better numbers, and all the turks, Conor, Lord Huron, Metz, are on their game.
That Beatles song? I went back to the anthology album and while it is good, the Weeklings really made it their own. Once you get past that, everything here is good. This is as strong a list of songs as you will get this year. Ps I was thisclose to including the Bala Billy Joel cover… I mean thiclose