Thursday, December 26, 2019

Songs of 2019


Closing out the year feels a bit nice, but a little lost in the end of the decade as well. To me, 2019 was another stellar year for music and for once, it feels like a lot of different bands and artists are making appearances on "best of" lists around the internet. For me, rock music was very much alive and well thanks to veterans like the Raconteurs and punk heroes Sleater-Kinney. I still think albums are the primary way of listening to music, but with streaming and surprises releases dominating the industry, single songs are still the best way to find new music. I listened to hundreds (maybe thousands) of songs this year and ranked 100 of my favorite below. I hope you find something fun.


100 ALDOUS HARDING | "The Barrel"
099 SWANS | "The Hanging Man"
098 KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS | "Human Stars"
097 BELLE AND SEBASTIAN | "This Letter"
096 CHARLI XCX | "Blame it on Your Love" (feat. Lizzo)
095 AMERICAN FOOTBALL | "Sillhouettes"
094 ANNA MEREDITHS | "Moonmoons"
093 ANDERSON .PAAK | "King James"
092 TAME IMPALA | "Patience"
091 DRUGDEALER | "If You Don't Know, You Never Will"

090 BATTLES | "Fort Greene Park"
089 SANNHET | "Short Life"
088 THESE NEW PURITANS | "A-R-P"
087 DEAFHEAVEN | "Black Brick"
086 BOARDS OF CANADA | "XYZ"
085 STEREOLAB | "Freestyle Dumpling"
084 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS | "The Surprise Knock"
083 CUPCAKKE | "Bird Box"
082 THE FREE NATIONALS | "Shibuya"
081 VATICAN SHADOW | "Opium Crop Airstrikes"

080 JESSIE WARE | "Mirage (Don't Stop)"
079 HOT CHIP | "Melody of Love"
078 NILÜFER YANYA | "In Your Head"
077 BLACK MIDI | "bmbmbm"
076 KHRUGABIN / LEON BRIDGES | "Texas Sun"
075 MOUNT EERIE | "Love without Possession"
074 FLOATING POINTS | "LesAlpx"
073 PANDA BEAR | "Playing the Long Game"
072 JULIA JACKLIN | "Pressure to Party"
071 JON HOPKINS / KELLY LEE OWENS | "Luminous Spaces"

070 ANDY STOTT | "Versi"
069 LUCY DACUS | "Fool's Gold"
068 PEDRO THE LION | "Clean Up"
067 GHETTO SAGE | "Häaggen Dazs"
066 CAROLINE SAYS | "Ohio River"
065 STELLA DONNELLY | "Tricks"
064 VAGABON | "Home Soon"
063 JESSICA PRATT | "Fare Thee Well"
062 JOY OVERMONO | "Bromley"
061 PUSHA-T | "Coming Home" (feat. Ms Lauryn Hill)

060 SKY FERRERIA | "Downhill Lullaby"
059 EARTH | "The Mandrake's Hymn"
058 DANNY BROWN | "Best Life"
057 JEFF TWEEDY | "Evergreen"
056 SOCCER MOMMY | "Lucy"
055 DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP | "Pure Imagination"
054 PEGGY GOU | "Starry Night"
053 BEYONCÉ | "SPIRIT"
052 DEERHUNTER | "Plains"
051 LOWER DENS | "Young Republicans"

050 THE RACONTEURS | "Bored and Razed"
049 BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE | "Can't Find My Heart"
048 CHRIS COHEN | "Green Eyes"
047 NEON INDIAN | "Toyota Man"
046 FRANK OCEAN | "DHL"
045 WHITNEY | "Valleys (My Love)"
044 WILCO | "Love is Everywhere (Beware)"
043 KIM GORDON | "Murdered Out"
042 ALCEST | "Protection"
041 FREDDIE GIBBS / MADLIB | "Crime Pays"

040 CARIBOU | "Home"
039 DVSN | "Miss Me"
038 BARONESS | "Borderline"
037 CHROMATICS | "Time Rider"
036 THE NATIONAL | "Light Years"
035 JAMES BLAKE | "I Can't Believe the Way We Flow"
034 SHEER MAG | "The Killer"
033 CHARLY BLISS | "Hard to Believe"
032 TYLER, THE CREATOR | "EARFQUAKE"
031 LANA DEL RAY | "The Greatest"

030 TEEBS | "Studie" (feat Panda Bear)
029 SLEATER-KINNEY | "The Dog / The Body"
028 FOUR TET | "Only Human"
027 LIGHTNING BOLT | "Air Conditioning"
026 BON IVER | "Faith"
025 DAPHNI | "Sizzling"
024 HAIM | "Summer Girl"
023 HELADO NEGRO | "Please Won't Please"
022 SOLANGE | "Stay Flow"
021 EX HEX | "Cosmic Cave"

020 KEVIN MORBY | "Nothing Sacred / All Things Wild"
019 BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER | "Dylan Thomas"
018 BURIAL | "Claustro"
017 VAMPIRE WEEKEND | "Harmony Hall"
016 BILL CALLAHAN | "747"
015 ANGEL OLSEN | "All Mirrors"
014 THOM YORKE | "Dawn Chorus"
013 THE COMET IS COMING | "Unity"
012 JAI PAUL | "He"
011 JAY SOM | "Superbike"

10 VIVIAN GIRLS | "Sick"


09 JENNY LEWIS | "On the Line"


08 CARLY RAE JEPSEN | "Want You in My Room"


07 WEYES BLOOD | "Everyday"


06 SHARON VON ETTEN | "Seventeen"


05 LIZZO | "Juice"


04 NORMANI | "Motivation"


03 PURPLE MOUNTAINS | "Darkness and Cold"


02 FKA TWIGS | "Cellophane"


01 BIG THEIF | "Not"



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