(Thanks toÂ Vladimir BobritskiyÂ for the album art.)
25.Â My Great Ghost – Plain SightÂ / A pulsating,Â haunting, andÂ thoroughlyÂ beautiful journey.
24.Â Purity Ring – ObedearÂ / Slightly creepy. VeryÂ ominous. Highly infectious.
23.Â Kitten Berry Crunch – Black and BlueÂ / Hold on for that first minute of build up and the song breaks into such sweetness I have to play it again.
22.Â Bottled In England – ChangeÂ / If you haven’t cranked this loud in the car then you are driving wrong.
21.Â San Cisco – AwkwardÂ / Twee grows up and getsÂ feisty. And catchy as hell.
20.Â Haim – ForeverÂ / People that don’t like this song shouldn’t be trusted.
19.Â Lady Danville – OperatingÂ / From the soaring harmonies to razor sharp production this jam is firing on all glorious cylinders. Ride it.
18.Â Tiny Victories – Lost WeekendÂ / I was singing along to this one by the end of my very first listen. And I haven’t stopped.
17.Â Caught A Ghost – Time GoÂ / This one stops me in my track every time. I stop talking and turn it a bit louder. And I listen.
16.Â Johnny Neon – HeartsÂ /Â IgnoringÂ theÂ grin-inducing videoÂ for a moment, I have never listened to this song without smiling. It’s the perfect song for summer that not enough people are blasting.
15.Â Fast Years – Young HeartÂ / Young love never sounded so good and raw.
14.Â Foxes – YouthÂ / Â The anthem for conquering your fears and/or the weekend ahead. You choose.
13.Â Black Light Dinner Party – Older TogetherÂ / Just listen to the piano work.
12. Japandroids – The House That Heaven BuiltÂ / A guitar and drums shredder like this shouldn’t last more than 3 minutes. This one comes up on 5 and doesn’t miss a beat or let you get close to bored.
10.Â Acollective – Stolen GoodsÂ / Oh man. This song. The first half gets me right in the heart every time.
9.Â Grimes – OblivionÂ / I just can’t get enough of that bass line. Throw on Claire’s lispy angel voice and it’s a beautiful ball of weirdness.
8. Icona Pop – I Love ItÂ / It’s unfair that the perfect driving song also induces heavy body moving, head banging, and fists in the air. Not that safe.
7.Â Usher – Climax prod by DiploÂ / Usher redefines both himself and the breakup song with this one.
6.Â Capital Cities – Kangaroo CourtÂ / This one serves up danceable good times like it was it’s job. Plus a trumpet solo.
5.Â Cherub – Hold Me (Ft. Dominic Lalli)Â / This one goes out to all the cars on Lincoln Blvd. I’ve belted this out at top volume next to.
4.Â Seye – White NoiseÂ / Just about the perfect weapon against wallflowers. Move those bodies!
3.Â Oliver Tank – Up All NightÂ / This one is so tender it makes Bon Iver looks like Metallica. And sometimes we all need that kind ofÂ tenderness.
2.Â Tanlines – BrothersÂ / I could listen to this song on repeat until autumn’s leaves bury me in gold.
1.Â Rhye – OpenÂ / I’m a fool for this song.
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