Top 20 Songs of April 2015

My 20 Favourite songs of April, 2015:

20. Of Monsters and Men – Crystals

 

19. Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World

 

18. Modest Mouse – The Best Room

 

17. The Mowgli’s – I’m Good

 

16. Courtney Barnett – Depreston

 

15. American Authors – Believer

 

14. Action Bronson – Easy Rider

 

13. Florence And The Machine – What Kind Of Man

 

12. Jack U – Where Are U Now f. Justin Bieber

 

11. Ms Mr – Painted

 

10. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better

 

9. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

 

8.┬áThe Helio Sequence – Stoic Resemblance

 

7. Hot Chip – Need You Now

 

6. Destra Garcia – Lucy

 

5. Dear Rouge – Black to Gold

 

Bonus: Awolnation – Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)

Already made one of my lists earlier in the year, but that beat kept on coming. This song is a monster.

 

4. Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love

Can’t deny how brilliant and hook-filled this lead single to Flowers’ 2nd solo album is.

 

Bonus: Heems – Soup Boys (from Jan 2013)

Just came across this behemoth. The lyrics are funny and the beat is enticing like cake is with icing.

 

3. Bear In Heaven – Autumn

It’s so easy to get lost in the majestic haze of this song. A testament to its power, as soon as it’s finished, I want to immediately press replay.

 

2. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Handbag House vs. Krazy Kat Bootleg Mix)

So absurd. So gitchy. So good. Way, way better than the original.

 

Bonus: Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible (entire album)

I saw these Welsh legends perform The Holy Bible in its entirety when their tour stopped in Toronto — man, am I thankful I decided to go to that show. I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t get into this album when it was released in 1994. I’m elated to say that I finally found it. And what a revelation it’s been to me in the brief time I’ve come to know it. It’s massive, melodic, a monument of rock ‘n roll, punk, and art. I’m in love with the entire album, front to back. This album dominated me in April as I played these tracks time after time. Here are a few of the outstanding tracks from that seminal, jaw-breaking record:

 

1. A Silent Film – Tomorrow

Couldn’t get enough of this track. This is a nostalgia-inducing, melody-indebted, mountain-climbing, mega-sized gem of a song. “Tomorrow, tomorrow, you’ll find out tomorrow…” Over and over and over, until the number on the calendar changes. Then I can sing it again, tomorrow.

Best Songs of 2014: Honourable Mention (Part 3, L-R)

Part 3 of 4 (L-R), the Best Songs of 2014, Honourable Mention:

Lady Gaga – Artpop

 

Lana Del Rey – West Coast

 

Lil B – No Black Person Is Ugly

 

Lord Huron – Time To Run

 

Lykke Li – Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone

 

Manic Street Preachers – Walk Me To The Bridge

 

Matt Nathanson – Kinks Shirt

 

Merchandise – Green Lady

 

Michael Jackson f. Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good

 

Movement – Like Lust

 

Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend

 

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

 

Nicki Minaj f. PFAT – Boss Ass Bitch

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment

 

OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall

 

Rdgldgrn – Turn

 

Robert Delong – Long Way Down

 

Run The Jewels f. Zack de la Rocha – Close Your Eyes

 

Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry