Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monthly Mix #8: October 2015

October 2015:
I'm beginning to form my opinions on 2015 as a whole.

1. Gary Clark, Jr. - "BYOB"
I thought it was interesting to reframe this soulful interlude as an intro track.

2. Son Little - "Go Blue Blood Red"
Try not to move your head to this.

3. The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face"
Sometimes, millions of people can be right.

4. Saintseneca - "Sleeper Hold"
Zac Little and Maryn Jones trade lines with a joyous intensity that the Decemberists lost a few albums ago.  Happy to fill the void with Saintseneca.

5. Animal Liberation Orchestra - "There Was a Time"
Glad to hear the accordion making it back into ALO songs.

6. St. Vincent - "The Antidote"
Found this hard-edged St. Vincent rocker on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn pt. 2 soundtrack of all places.

7. Monophonics - "Lying Eyes"
Hard to believe this isn't some lost cut from the '60s.

8. Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
I put this on the playlist when we were returning from apple picking, and literally everyone in the van sang along.

9. Tame Impala - "The Less I Know the Better"
Everyone's creaming their jeans about this album.  It's decent, but this is definitely the standout track.

10. Battles - "The Yabba"
This is a bit of a challenging listen at first, but stick it out and you'll be handsomely rewarded.

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