Top 20 Songs of September 2014

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.

http://polarismusicprize.ca/blog/holy-shad-banff-centre-residency-audio-video/

 

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.

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