First, here's a video of my 50 favorite songs of 2017:
Second, I've decided to transition this to a YouTube channel with a weekly countdown video of my 20 favorite songs, and leave it at that. When it comes to music, there's no substitute for hearing it. Please check it out here.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Friday, September 8, 2017
Here's a new good song: "Interspace" by Starcadian. I was so thrilled to see this fellow releasing new material. I adored the singles he released in 2014: "Chinatown" and "HE^RT." They were both among my favorite songs of that year. "Interspace" does not disappoint. I reached out to Starcadian on Facebook to say all this, and he responded right away; very gracious and cool. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 12:25 PM
Here's a new good song: "Parties" by Jake Miller. This is straightforward breakup Pop, but nicely done, with a highly relatable theme. A little hard to believe any girl would break up with someone who looks like Mr. Miller, but we'll suspend disbelief for a few minutes. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 12:21 PM
Here's a new good song: "Throw Out Your Mirror" by Jillette Johnson. Ms. Johnson released some terrific music way back in 2013: "Torpedo," one of my favorite songs of the year, and "True North," also lovely. I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert around that time, and she was wonderful -- a little rough and wounded, but emotive and talented. Her new material is rawer and more stripped down. I'm not altogether bowled over by it, but this track -- "Throw Out Your Mirror" is an exceptional standout. Gets better upon repeat listens, too. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 12:18 PM
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Here's a new good song: "Cut To The Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen. No idea why she isn't a superstar by now, her music is great. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:36 AM
Here's a new good song: "Sit Next To Me" by Foster the People. They brought us "Pumped Up Kicks" six years ago, and Mark Foster's collaboration with Kimbra and A-Trak resulted in one of the best songs of 2012, "Warrior." This is a more mainstream diversion but fantastic. This should be a huge hit but it won't be because people are busy listening to Kendrick Lamar and Lil Uzi Vert and Future and other artists who make interchangeable, tragically terrible music. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:33 AM
Here's a new good song: "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna & Bryson Tiller. It's basically "Maria Maria" by Santana refreshed. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:29 AM
Here's a new good song: "How We Like It" by KES The Band. Grab a rum punch and enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:27 AM
Here's a new good song: "Feels" by Calvin Harris f/ Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean. Would expect this to be the Song of the Summer but we'll see. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:26 AM
Here's a new good song: "Looking For Love" by The Chain Gang of 1974. They/he had the No. 1 best song of last year, "I Still Wonder," followed by a good song called "Slow." A high bar to meet, but "Looking For Love" is good. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:23 AM
Here's a new good song: "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry f/ Nicki Minaj. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:20 AM
Here's a new good song: "Kaleidoscopes" by Transviolet f/ Reo Cragun. The lead singer has a little too much Indie Girl voice happening but it's an otherwise superior effort. Enjoy!
Posted by John at 6:19 AM
Here's a new good song: "1-800-273-8255" by Logic f/ Alessia Cara & Khalid. I'd say, "Enjoy!" as usual, but it's about suicide. So ... listen?
Posted by John at 6:16 AM