25 – â™«Â Baby Monster – Mr. SuccessÂ / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!
24 – â™«Â The Weeknd â€“ House Of Balloons/Glass Table GirlsÂ / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.
23 – â™«Â Motopony – King of DiamondsÂ / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.
22 – â™«Â Vacationer – TripÂ / A love song written by sunsets for eastern facing waterfalls and delivered by toucans.
21 – â™«Â Wildlife – Stand in the WaterÂ / An epic start to an epic album. Hairs on the back of the neck every time. I can’t stay seated!
20 – â™«Â James Blake – The Wilhelm ScreamÂ / A perfect moment to sit back down. Talk about a grower. If you haven’t got into this track yet then kill the lights, turn the volume up big, close your eyes, and just listen.
19 – â™«Â Butcher Blades/ – The Swan MachineÂ / IfÂ tropicalÂ were a college course then these dudes would be mentoring the senior thesis kids. So epic. CanÂ someoneÂ shoot a throwback spy hero fight scene on a beach to this jam already?
18 – â™«Â The-Dream – F**k My Brains OutÂ / The-Dream dropped this with a siamese twin track “Body Work” but it was the heavy breathing, MJ channeling latter half that really lit my fire. I broke it off solo just for this post!
17 – â™«Â Pompeya – UntitledÂ / From Russia with bassline.
16 – â™«Â Theme Park – MilkÂ / Finally, a cure for all those lactose intolerant posers. 8oz of this a day will cure what ails you.
15 – â™« Walk The Moon – Anna SunÂ / Also one of the best live shows I’ve seen this year. And best videos. Damn, how the hell have I not got this album yet?Remedied….. now.
14 – â™«Â Generationals – Ten-Twenty-TenÂ / These guys have landed a jam in a Best Of list every year so far so it’s no surprise they have done it again. And could “doing it again” be any more fun than this?
13 – â™«Â Brasstronaut – Hearts TrompetÂ / Not much out there as elegant and beautiful as this track. And then it all breaks and builds into a whole new epic being.
12 – â™«Â Jack Littman – Sinking ShipÂ / All pulsing and thumping and fantastic. Fits under a summer moon as much as a winter one.
10 – â™«Â Britney Spears – Till The World EndsÂ / Haters will hate. The rest of us will be having the party of our lives. Gotta love that instantly sing-along-ableÂ hook!
9 – â™«Â Punches – Sleepless CityÂ / Possibly best horns/piano/drum-machine combo of the year? Beautiful and danceable all at once.
8 – â™«Â When Saints Go Machine – KellyÂ / That bass thump just hits so good. And I can’t think of better vocals go along with this funky jam.
7 – â™«Â Things I Never Told You – HappinessÂ / Throwback sex disco pop at it’s finest.
6 – â™«Â Mitten – All That I’ve GotÂ / Distorted intro is deceptive as soon the beautiful pop goodness is smeared all over your ears. Smooth and sweet and somehow fluffy too.
5 – â™«Â Frank Ocean – Swim GoodÂ / The smoothest member of OFWGKTA delivers on all his crew’s hype in one song. At least as far as I’m concerned.
4 – â™«Â Joywave – Golden StateÂ / The song uses theÂ traditionalÂ rock forumla of guitar, bass, and drums, but I can’t remember the last time that mix cooked up such an epic show stopper like this. Must be like what hearing U2 in the 80s felt like.
3 – â™«Â Patrick Wolf – The CityÂ / Huge. Just huge. Plus touching, infectious, and gorgeous.
2 – â™«Â The Botaniks – Fond of Jane ft. BernhoftÂ / Up. Down. Left and right. This one’s got it covered on all corners of planet funk. And Bernhoft’s soraing vocals are rivaled only by The Botaniks’ impeccable production. Woooo-eee.
1 – â™«Â Motopony – Wait For MeÂ / This song leaves me speechless.
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