Here it is. The obligatory end of year list. As is the case with every year, I try to keep track of albums I love starting in January. Then all of a sudden December rolls around and I feel confident I missed a ton, or glossed over some great ones. I have lofty ambitions to revisit certain albums (Django Django, CHAPPO, Fiona Apple, etc.) and then it never happens.
Disclaimer now done, here is a list of 20 albums and 10 EPs (in no particular order) that I really enjoyed this year, and recommend checking out!
A week ago on Monday, while most other bloggers were posting their year end lists I was lucky enough to get to share mine on a live radio show.
Every other Monday night, Hunnypot Radio hosts a live show at a local venue with two industry professional guest “DJs” and two live acts. I was invited to participate as an “industry professional” “DJ” in the last show of the year. Whenever I hear my name mentioned as a professional in the music industry, I feel like I’ve somehow pulled one over on them, hence the quotes. And thankfully, DJing in this case just means choosing ten songs and burning two CDs, hence the second use of quotes.
Still though, even without doing my own spinning, it was pretty cool to hear my song picks played at a club. And everyone seemed to enjoy.
Since I am unable to put together a collection of songs without some sort of connection, I thought it was only appropriate to assemble some of my favorites of the year.
I have been obsessed with this song for a while now. I mean, it’s retro-soul that is based on a Wu-Tang Clan sample. What?! In case you missed me raving on Facebook, or were not one of the many people I forced to listen to it – here you go.
File Under: Nick Waterhouse, The Heavy, 1950’s, soul, New Zealand, glitch, rockabilly, swagger, Wu Tang sample, a good time
Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah”
The video is trippy and awesome as well. And if you’re into gangly, well-dressed men, with adorably awkward dance moves, this will make you combust.