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.

Top 20 Songs of March 2015

March was another brilliant month for (new) music. That makes 2015 three-for-three. Pretttaay, prettaaay good.

Here are my favourite songs from the month:

20. Viet Cong – Silhouettes


19. Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth


18. Calvin Harris f. HAIM – Pray To God


17. Elel – 40 Watt


16. K-os – Turn Me Loose


15. Lifehouse – Hurricane


14. Borns – Past Lives/10,000 Emerald Pools


13. The Veronicas – You Ruin Me


12. Andy Grammar – Honey I’m Good


11. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do


10. Eden XO – The Weekend


9. Heems – Sometimes/Home


With one of the best lines of the year, “Shorty listen, quit your bitchin’, be my remix to ignition.”


8. Drake – 6 God


Bonus: Brandon Flowers – Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine (Live Re-imagining, 2015)


7. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight


6. Elle King – Exes and Oh’s


Bonus: Broods – Killing You/Taking You There/Sober


5. Marina & The Diamonds – I’m A Ruin


4. Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box


3. Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun/No Room In Frame


2. OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Haehn Remix)


1. Best Coast – California Nights


Bonus: Broods – Superstar/Sleep Baby Sleep/L.A.F/Four Walls