Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Favorite Tracks of 2014

1. James Vincent McMorrow-Repeating
We delay every horse in the kingdom
We divert every flow to a sinkhole
And I stare at the room in the send off
To repeat every word as it sings out

2. Future Islands-Back in the Tall Grass
One step takes me home
Two steps back on my own
Three skips to each stone
Four steps back and I'm gone

3. Spoon-Inside Out
Break out of character for me
Time keeps on going when
We got nothing else to give
We got nothing else to give

4. Owl John-Cold Creeps

5. Owl John-Stupid Boy
A rubber mind, a messy heart,
I'm breaking down on boulevards,
A dumb and dickless rocking horse,
Forever witless and never fully grown

(Yeah, I put two Owl John songs on the list back-to-back. They're both that good.)

6. James Vincent McMorrow-Red Dust
Sometimes my hands they don't feel like my own
I need someone to love
I need someone to hold

7. FKA Twigs-Two Weeks
Give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her

8. The Twilight Sad-There's a Girl In the Corner
You said you'd love me but you'll just forget 

(goddamn this song, goddamn it)

9. Sia-Chandelier
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink
Throw 'em back 'til I lose count

10. Sam Smith-Stay With Me
But you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt

11. Kevin Drew-Good Sex
I'm still dreaming with you, baby

12. The Felice Brothers-Saturday Night
I ain't the Boss but I'm his illegitimate son
'cause baby, I was born to run 

(I love that lyric. Come at me, Pitchfork.)

13. St. Vincent-Prince Johnny
I wanna mean more than I mean to you

14. Owl John-Don't Take Off the Gloves
So come at me when I'm weak, degraded, and undone
just don't take off the gloves

15. Sylvan Esso-Coffee
The sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change

16. tUnE-yArDs-Real Thing
Water if water is wet
don't have a penny, I look good in debt

17. The Antlers-Revisited
You can’t unbreak our broken leases
holding on to broken pieces, so return them
no guilt, no sorry speeches

18. The War on Drugs-Red Eyes

(I dare you not to dance)

19. We Were Promised Jetpacks-I Keep It Composed
I keep it composed, I keep it so poised
I keep it together by keeping the ship but sinking the treasure

20.  The Twilight Sad-Sometimes I Wished I Could Fall Asleep
Will you call me when you're there
run your fingers through your hair

(I just had to include this song on the list in some way, shape, or form. Why? For one, it was a favorite for me on this album right off the bat, and I think it's very different from other TTS songs. And, you know, James Graham's voice is absolutely incredible.)

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