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

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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 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

Lets not talk about the fact this year is already half over. Thats just insane. About as insane as the quality of jams that have been pumping through TBE HQ’s speakers these past 6 months. Here is the best of the best. Did I miss any? Did you miss any?

(Thanks to Vladimir Bobritskiy for the album art.)

25. My Great Ghost – Plain Sight / A pulsating, haunting, and thoroughly beautiful journey.

24. Purity Ring – Obedear / Slightly creepy. Very ominous. Highly Read more

[MP3] My Great Ghost – “Plain Sight”

hiding out plain sight, no reaction to the rain

♫ My Great Ghost – Plain Sight

  • Who: Singer Drew Smith and producer Trevor Gureckis.
  • What: Indie electro folk, like Jamie Woon, When Saints Go Machine, Pompeya
  • Where: New York, NY + Soundcloud / Bandcamp / Amazon
  • When: 2 singles and a Deerhunter cover are out now.
  • Why: Simple. Delicate. Sparse. An aural shoulder rub after a long day. Musical tea before bed. “Plain Sight” lays simple roots but soon takes off towards the shy, floating like a black helium balloon above the fog on the water. Its a huge chunk of promise from a band with only 28 listens on Last.fm.