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The 25 Best Songs of 2010… So Far (Jan-June)

As I’ve been compiling this best songs list I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a great track. Last year I went by play counts to determine what songs I “loved” the most but this year I noticed that the list that came out didn’t really match my perception of my favorites. A lot of my top played songs this year are indeed great songs, but they also happen to be on a great album so they get played by themselves as well as in the course of the album. So I got to thinking about which are the tracks that I seek out, that I crave, that I have to hear every night before bed or every morning to wake up. Those are the songs that make up this list. Songs that for whatever reason hooked me to the point where I need(ed) them in my life this year. Those great albums (and their highlight jams) will get their moment but for now we celebrate the song, or as Read more

KENSINGTON make my ears feel not SAFE… in a good way.

now you know why it holds you back ’til you reap what you sew

♫ Kensington – Safe

So, regular readers of TBE know that I talk a lot about my “favorite albums” or “favorite EPs” etc but something happened to me recently that made my list-making duties super easy. I discovered Kensington. These guys rip shit like nobodies business. I am struggling how to convey this to you but their EP Youth is fucking fantastic. We are talking about 4 perfectly crafted pop shredders that jump in my ear and start moshing like they own the place but I’m like “woah, that’s my ear” and they are like “fuck off you little bitch, we came to shred shit and that’s what we gonna do, yo!” As you can imagine, there is not much you can say to that. I’m so pumped for these guys that it’s not even funny.

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