I don’t know how it happened, but its that time of the year again- we’re half way through. Somehow its June of 2012 and lists are being made of the best things that have been in our ears since January. As much of a slave to routine as anyone here is ITYLTS Best of 2012…so far.
To do things a little different and challenge myself I’m only going to say three words as a write up for the song and they won’t be in a sentence, just three different words hanging out.
(in no particular order, maybe chronological)
30 Best Songs…So far
Nicholas Jarr- “And I Say ft. Scout LaRue & Will Epstein”- Crazy. Sexy. Cool.
Jay-Z- “Glory ft. Pharrel & Blue Ivy Carter” Proud. Love. Loss.
The Shins- “Simple Song” Simple. Memories. Sixties.
Gotye- “Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra” Betrayal. Ends. Everywhere.
Seasfire- “Falling” Nighttime. Gravity. Comparisons.
Work Drugs- “License To Drive” Roadtrip. Freedom. Coast.
DJ Fresh- “Hot Right Now ft. Rita Ora” Fad. Next. Now.
AlunaGeorge- “You Know You Like It” Fresh. Evening. Tipsy.
Lady Danville- “Operating” SoCal. Intentions. Acceptance.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros- “Man on Fire” Digeridoo. Cash. Baggage.
Rizzle Kicks- “The Traveller’s Chant”- Youth. Escape. Expectations.
Ludovin- “If I Die Before You”- Whistles. Community. Hope.
Beach House- “Myth” Dream. Finished. Over
The Neighbourhood- “Sweater Weather” Cold. Together. California.
Maroon 5- “Come Away To The Water ft. Rozzi Crane” Sacrifice. Menace. Real.
Alabama Shakes- “Hold On” Southern. Perseverance. Faith.
Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz- “Mercy” Bravado. Family. Brag.
Marina & The Diamonds- “Primadonna” Diva. Entitled. Knowing.
Jessie Ware- “Running” Infatuation. Effect. Ready.
Mikey Mike- “If I Ain’t Stopped Loving You By Now” Done. Always. Never.
Carly Rae Jepson- “Call Me Maybe” Not. Even. Embarrassed.
Passion Pit- “Take A Walk” Pride. Evolution. Determination.
She’s So Rad- “Confetti” Nostalgia. Truth. Shoegaze.
Mark Foster + A-Trak+ Kimbra- “Warrior” Fight. Bells. Mix.
Delilah- “Breathe” Strings. Quiet. Mask.
Friends- “Friend Crush” Boundaries. Unsure. Temptation.
Fiona Apple- “Every Single Night” Identity. ?. Everything.
The Secret Sisters- “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” Destruction. Rebuild. Overcome.
The Griswolds- “Mississippi” Infectious. Restraint. Apart.
Frank Ocean- “Pyramids” Complex. Respect. Electic.