2015 has been a solid year in music so far as we examined last week with our list of best albums up to this point. This week, we take a look at some of the best tracks 2015 has had to offer. I think we have a very nice diverse list, although many of the songs have some sort of electronic element, but that’s just been the trend in the music industry the past few years. Enjoy the list, and please let us know your favorite tracks from 2015.
10. Viet Cong – “Silhouettes”
We all like post-punk with some teeth, and Viet Cong is currently hearkening back to some of our favorite artists of the early 80’s. “Silhouettes” is a great example of what Viet Cong has burst onto the scene with, not just settling into the genre, but expanding on it.
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We gave you are collective Top 20 songs and albums of 2012 yesterday, but here are our separate lists:
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Well, after a short Holiday hiatus, we are back! And our end of year coverage continues with the most difficult list to assemble: our favorite songs of 2012. Why is a songs list so difficult to construct you say? Because there is so friggin’ many of them, it’s very hard to reach a consensus. For example we may absolutely love two songs on an album fairly equally, like First Aid Kit’s “Lions Roar” and “EmmyLou”, but we might split our vote causing neither to make the list. But even with the challenging aspects of making this list, it was a blast to make and look back at all the songs that colored our year. Here are our favorites:
20. AlunaGeorge – “Your Drums, Your Love”
New London electronic duo AlunaGeorge, consisting of singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid (naturally), hit the electronic field by storm in 2012 with an EP and hopes of a full-length to come in the upcoming year. “Your Drums, Your Love” wrings of the slick, wry, and pretty production that Lilly Allen brings to the table, but with an added dimension of electronic touches and an unshakable chime of voices repeating “your drums” to take it over the top.
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