February in the Midwest is always a great time to listen to lots of music, since it’s too cold to leave the house. This month’s playlist includes many new songs and some deep tracks from Joe Cocker and Oasis.
Here are my 20 songs for February 2015:
1. Pink Gloves – “80’s Girls”
2. Girlpool – “Chinatown”
3. Taylor Locke – “Running Away From Love”
4. Joe Cocker – “Space Captain”
5. Title Fight – “Your Pain Is Mine Now”
6. Father John Misty – “Holy Shit”
7. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – “No Action”
8. Quarterbacks – “Not In Luv”
9. Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker The Berry”
10. Kevin Garrett – “Control”
11. Drake – “Energy”
12. Blur – “Go Out”
13. Oasis – “Songbird”
14. Passion Pit – “Where the Sky Hangs”
15. Stonefox – “This City”
16. Beach Slang – “Too Late to Die Young”
17. Open Mike Eagle – “Split Pants in Detroit (Or Hyrule)
18. Calexico – “Cumbia de Donde”
19. James Davis – “Better Than You Are”
20. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers – “Captain America”
A non-sarcastic congratulations to Beck, St. Vincent, and everyone else on their Grammy wins!
It’s easy to get cynical about the Grammys (I know I usually am), but it’s still an achievement to be proud of. See all the winners here.
Speaking of Grammys…
If you like the video below, make sure to check out the new Father John Misty album that came out this week.
If you don’t like the video below, you should still check out the new Father John Misty album that came out this week.
But if you want my opinion, you should check out the new Father John Misty album.
The new Kendrick Lamar song is really really really good.
It’s powerful and very different from “i”. Hopefully “The Blacker The Berry” will actually be on the new album.
Stonefox – “This City”
Passion Pit is (kind of) back!
This is actually a Madeon song, but it’s great hearing Michael Angelakos’s voice. This sounds more Daft Punk than Passion Pit now that you think of it…
The Tallest Man on Earth is back!
Kristian Matsson, who made one my favorite albums of this decade so far, will return in 2015 with Dark Bird Is Home. The new album comes out May 12th via Dead Oceans.
Gaston Light – “Wake Up And Fight”
Susanne Sundfør – “Fade Away”
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – “No Action”
Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa”
Lucie Silvas – “How To Loose It All”
It’s good to have you back Hot Chip!
Bruce Springsteen is on the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack???
Just kidding, it’s AWOLNATION covering “I’m On Fire”
All We Are – “Feel Safe”
Remember that one fake song from Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer? LVL UP turned it into an actual song (and it’s great)
For reference, check out the original movie version here.
Bobby Nourmand – “The Sound”
A brilliant remix of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence”
No Vacation – “Beach Bummer”
Is Beach-Emo-Pop now a thing???
Am I an idiot for thinking that I can only pick 100 songs to share with y’all and not feel guilty about all the other music that I’m leaving out? Is this list completely bias? Am I brain-dead from trying to write about why I love every single song on this list?
The answer is yes.
Reminder: this is a list of MY FAVORITE songs of the decade, not THE GREATEST songs of the decade. There is a key difference. Same rules apply to this list as they did for my favorite albums of the decade so far.
Also make sure to check out the spotify playlist with all these songs at the end of this list.
Alright, let’s begin.
Before we all stop reflecting on 2012 and move on to 2013, I would like to say that this was probably my favorite song of the past year. It’s also a cool music video.