Mind-blowing hits. Amazing covers. September was a blast. Here are my favourite songs from an amazing month in music, described in ten words or less. (Use more words? In this economy!?)
20. ILOVEMAKONNEN f. Drake – Tuesday
Club goes up, squad goes in. Freedom is a Tuesday.
19. Bleachers – Rollercoaster
Reminds me of The Boss. Glory days on a rollercoaster.
18. Sam Smith – Life Support
He could sing the phone book and it’d sound fantastic.
17. Ed Sheeran – One
Sheeran slays often with melodies so strong. And that voice!
16. Flume – Sleepless
Relatively old, but new to me. Loopy, punchy, electro goodness.
15. Tom Odell – Another Love/Another Love (Zwette Remix)
Not sure which version I prefer. Here’s both.
14. Say Lou Lou – Instant Crush
Quite like this slightly dark, doom portending Daft Punk cover.
13.George Ezra – Budapest
The launch of a star? Who knows. Great tune though.
12. Manchester Orchestra – Escape
Yes I like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain.
11. Shad and Holy Fuck – Cy Borg (Pt 1 & 2)
Click the link below to hear this unique, immense collaboration.
10. Merely – Princess Hervor
Merely mesmerizing, fiery fervour. So easy to get lost in.
9. Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me
Occurred to me recently, this song is pure, unadulterated brilliance.
8. Hozier – Like Real People Do
Beautiful, tender. We should just kiss like real people do.
7. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
She’s on fire. Massive pop hit after massive pop hit.
6. alt-J – Intro
Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
5. Enrique Iglesias f. Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona – Bailando
Enrique’s best song in more than 10 years. Absurdly catchy.
4. The New Pornographers – Champions of Red Wine
I love Neko-led New Pornographers songs. This is amazing.
3. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done
Thought it was an awesome 70’s song. The Madden Brothers!?
2. The Tea Party – The Maker
One of the best covers I’ve ever heard. Completely floored.
1. alt-J – Bloodflood pt. II
Rivers of the soul, exsanguinated. Blood on the canvas, art.