June was a great month for new music. Here are the songs I listened to most in June:
20. Django Django – Shake And Tremble
19. My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions
18. A Silent Film – Strong Enough/Message In The Sand
17. Walk The Moon – Different Colors
16. Mumford and Sons – The Wolf
15. Waitress – Hop Along
14. Brandon Flowers – Diggin’ Up The Heart
13. Ratatat – Cream on Chrome
These Brooklyn cats are such bad asses.
12. Muse – Dead Inside
Will and Kathryn from SYTYCD!
11. Death From Above 1979 – White Is Red
Probably my favourite tune this Canuck duo have ever done.
10. Jamie XX – Loud Places/I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times
9. Awolnation – Woman Woman
One of the many catchy tunes on Awolnation’s latest LP.
8. A Silent Film – Paralysed
I’m miffed and sorry that this song and the EP from whence it comes have not not received more attention/YouTube views.
7. The Chainsmokers f. Great Good Fine OK – Let You Go
Massive dance anthem deservedly getting a tonne of play.
6. Tame Impala – Cause I’m A Man
So unique, so fresh, so good.
5. Best Coast – Feeling Ok
Took me maybe 4 or 5 listens before I was hooked.
4. Beirut – No No No
Welcome baaaaaack Mr. Condon! So happy new Beirut music has arrived.
3. Awolnation – I Am
What a great album from Aaron Bruno and company. Even this sort-of ballad sounds raw and rife with energy. Love the vocal harmonies on this track.
2. Ed Sheeran – Photograph/Photograph (Felix Jaehn Remix)
I guess I was out to lunch, as I didn’t know about “Photograph” until recently. I’m not surprised it’s become a worldwide smash; Ed Sheeran is damn near incomparable at writing simple yet affecting melodies and lyrics. The original is great, but I might even dig the remix more. Felix Jaehn is on fire right now.
1. Miguel – Coffee
It’s his voice. It’s that melody. It’s that this ‘clean’ version is more hard-hitting than the explicit one. It’s that, “word play, turns into gun play, gun play, turns into pillow talk, pillow talk, turns into sweet dreams, sweet dreams, turn into coffee in the morning.” It’ll go down as one of my favourite lyrics of the year. One of my favourite songs too.