We are now past that halfway point of 2014, and thus, it is time to look back at some of of favorite songs of the year so far. Please let us know your qualms, queries, and substitutions:
5. “Your Love Is Killing Me” – Sharon Van Etten
Sharon finds a perfect blend of raw, aggression, and passion in this fine track from her wonderful new album.
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Sylvan Esso’s debut to the world may not be a revolutionary new sound, but it took elements of sounds that already existed, and bested the competition in my book. It was a cold, rainy day on a long drive back to Chicago as I was sipping on my own cup of joe when I first heard the song “Coffee”. Suffice it to say, it stuck out to me quite a bit. I distinctly remember the first time I heard the track because I remember thinking that it was the first new song from a new artists that I have really loved in a while. And by that I essentially mean that it was the best song I have heard yet this year. Little did I know that this new collaborative duo was about to rule my playlist with a few more songs than just “Coffee”, and become my favorite new artist of the year (so far).
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To prepare you for the annual feast that is Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to give you the best songs about food and drink. Last week, Austin gave the amusing food list, and now I try to pick up the hot MIC with the drinks lists. Obviously, musicians tend to favor Grandpa’s Old Cough Medicine over other beverage options, but the list we came up with is wonderfully diverse, covering soda, coffee, juice, milk, and yes, a few adult beverages. Now, sit back, and drink in the ten best drink songs.
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