rock nyc top 10 songs

rock nyc’s Top 10 Songs 6-3-16 – 6-9-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2016

“Most obits are mixed reviews…”

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 5-27-16 – 6-2-16

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2016

That Big Thief song is a great number,

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 5-20-16 – 5-26-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2016

How an iffy week can boil down to ten good songs

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 5-13-16 – 5-19-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2016

Overshadowed by Chance The Rapper

rock nyc’s Top 10 Songs 4-22-16 0 4-28-16

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2016

Rufus’ greatest moment in years and years and years.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 4-15-16 – 4-21=16

By Iman Lababedi | April 19, 2016

Free Cake For Every Creature are the band of the moment and both these songs are seriously excellent.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 4-8-16 – 4-14-16

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2016

only Peter Wolf has the slightest chance for my top twenty list

rock nyc’s Top 10 Songs 3-25-16 – 3-31-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2016

I figure there are six songs here that might tin theory end up on my top 20 songs of the year

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 3-17-18 – 3-24-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2016

Telstar Sound Drone are a very good band, from Copenhagen, a fabulous city.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 3-11-16 – 3-17-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2016

Corinne seriously blows me away on a consistent basis and always has

rock nyc Top Ten Songs 3-4-16 – 3-10-16

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2016

a good week even as next week feels iffy

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 2-19-16 – 2-25-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2016

Only Ye.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 2-12-16 – 2-18-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 14, 2016

Twin Peaks are so good it is shameful

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 2-5-16 – 2-11-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2016

The absolutely unbelievable top of the heap Dressy Bessy

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 1-26-16 – 2-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2016

This year’s model Wet

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 1-22-16 – 2-3-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2016

I really love Promise And The Monster.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 1-15-16 – 1-21-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2016

this is a strong list of songs and the firsts trong list of new songs in maybe six weeks

rock nyc’s Top 10 Songs: 1-8-16 – 1-14-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2016

A great cover by Gallant

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 1-1-16 – 1-7-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2016

Now is the winter of our discontent…

The 30 Best Songs Of 2015 In Order And Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2015

Abel is so really him, he will even do it at her tempo. SONG OF THE YEAR.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 12-18-15 – 12-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2015

The Monica album goes on too long but these two songs are so good, you don’t mind waiting to get there

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 12-11-15 – 12-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2015

At the top is Cam, this week’s country hype who has at least one great song to her name.

rock nyc Top 10 SOngs 12-4-15 – 12-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2015

I like uplift quite a bit and the album is pretty good in my books. And “Fun” is better than that

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through November 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2015

This song was so big it hit major when he wasn’t even looking, this is the one, that’s all.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 11-20-15 – 11-26-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2015

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

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 11-13-15 – 11-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 11-6-15 – 11-12-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2015

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

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 10-30-15 – 11-5-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 10-9-15 – 10-15-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 10-2-15 – 10-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 SONGS 9-25-15 – 10-1-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 28, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 9-18-15 – 9-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 21, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 9-11-15 – 9-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 14, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 9-4-15 – 9-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 8-14-15 -8-20-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 8-7-15 – 8-13-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 7-31-15 – 8-6-15

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2015

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.

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through July 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2015

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

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 7-17-15 – 7-23-15

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of July 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2015

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.

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through June 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of June 29th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2015

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…

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week of June 22nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of June 15th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of May 25th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs, April 27th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of April 20th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of April 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 17, 2015

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

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of April 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2015

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.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of March 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2015

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