[#60-41] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)


The moment I hit the “publish” button on this post, that counter above (that I see on the backend of this blog) will turn to 3,000. Three-motherFing-thousand. That’s a lot of posts. That’s a hell of a lot of music. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, that number took 6 years and 1 month to reach. So happy birthday to The Burning Ear. Happy 3,000th post to new bands. Happy remaining sanity in my music addled brain. And to celebrate those happys, I would like to revisit the same concept as this blog’s very first post and pay special attention to songs that I feel went under-appreciated. These are the jams that are considered stadium worth in my ears, even if they only ever garnered a few thousand plays on Soundcloud, YouTube, or Myspace (yes, this blog is that old…).

So read on for Part 1 of what I’m cleverly and succinctly titling The Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts) Feb 2009 – March 2015. Part 2 drops tomorrow (here), and Part 3 the next day. And then after that, look out for some stylistic changes here on The Burning Ear. It’s exciting times and I’m beyond stoked to share it with all you crazies. But now, some weird thoughts on these songs!

Love & Jams,

-Brandon B.

p.s. There is a playlist of all the songs at the bottom of the post so you can listen to them straight through.

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[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

[MP3] BRASSTRONAUT tie SLOW KNOTS around our HEARTS with their TROMPET music

keep on sailing for that far shore cause it’s a tough world  when you’re fighting your own war

♫ Brasstronaut – Slow Knots

Brasstronaut was one of the many bands I wasn’t able to catch at The Great Escape but luckily Silence Killer caught them in Vancouver and I’ll have to live vicariously through his description of the band reaching “a whole new level of musical creativity (or chaos?), well beyond what your average pop, rock, or even jazz band are capable of.” The Canadian outfit is made up of a handful of classically trained musicians who play with mixing genres like jazz, electronica, and punk. “Slow Knots” does an ample job of laying their skills on the table but it’s their new single “Hearts Trompet” that really stops me in my tracks. A big bass line slips under perfect piano, horns, percussion and vocals to create a track that is simply beautiful. About half way through the whole things shifts gears into a bit of an epic build, leading me to want to summit my couch in some sort of slow motion triumph.

Brasstronaut – Hearts Trompet

Their latest album, Mount Chimera, is out now. I’ll be picking it up as soon as I get this flag to stay put and make it safely back to the floor.

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