Sunday, December 13, 2020

Top 20+ Songs of 2020 with Spotify Playlist

Another round up with my fave songs of the year – the music that kept me somewhat sane during a very trying year – listed not by preference but how best to order them.  Listen as a Spotify playlist here


1. "Friday" – Real Estate
2. "You're Not Alone" – Semisonic
3. "Through the Trees" – Phantom Planet
4. "Become a Mountain" – Dan Deacon
5. "Is it True" – Tame Impala
6. "Cut it Loose" – Maxband
7. "Olympik" – EOB
8. "Love Is the King" – Jeff Tweedy
9. "The Great Divide" – The Shins
10. "Fear of Heights" – Wye Oak
11. "For Sure" – Future Islands
12. "Too Late" – Washed Out
13. "One More Second" – Matt Berninger
14. "You and I" – Caribou
15. "Videostores" – Quivers
16. "Wildfires" – SAULT
17. "Prisoners" – Doves
18. "Dear Stranger" – STRFKR
19. "Feel You" – My Morning Jacket
20. "Will You Return/When You Come Down" – The Flaming Lips
21. "All Visible Objects" – Moby


Monday, December 7, 2020

Top Ten Releases of 2020 – Plus Others Worthy of a Listen

Here's my list of the Top 10 Albums of 2020 – check them out on Spotify 
at the link here.

And this year my Fave Albums of 2020 playlist is almost 40 hours long, as I added new music worth a listen before choosing just ten. So in no particular order, here you go!

1. Tame Impala, The Slow Rush
2. Dan Deacon, Mystic Familiar
3. Caribou, Suddenly
4. Real Estate, The Main Thing
5. EOB, Earth
6. Doves, The Universal Want
7. Future Islands, As Long As You Are
8. Matt Berninger, Serpentine Prison
9. Jeff Tweedy, Love is the King
10. Moby, All Visible Objects

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fall 2020 New Music Playlist

 Listen on Spotify, enjoy!

1. "Music Makes Me High" – The Avalanches
2. "I Just Want to Dance" – SAULT
3. "Be a Rebel" – New Order
4. "Guess Again" – Jeff Tweedy
5. "Moonlight" – Future Islands
6. "The Great Divide" – The Shins
7. "Cut it Loose" – Maxband
8. "Monolithic" – Cults
9. "Rainzow" – STRFKR
10. "Midnight Moment" – Woods
11. "Emily" – Declan McKenna
12. "One More Second" – Matt Berninger
13. "Aguas Frescas" – LNZNDRF
14. "Stories Going 'Round" – Nada Surf
15. "Future Lover" – Local Natives
16. "Apes & Children" – Lane 8

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Late Summer 2020 New Music Playlist

Listen on Spotify, enjoy!

1. "You're Not Alone" – Semisonic
2. "Through the Trees" – Phantom Planet
3. "Carousels" – Doves
4. "For Sure" – Future Islands
5. "No Distraction" Khruangbin Remix – Beck, Khruangbin
6. "Idaho" – Slow Pulp
7. "Wildfires" – SAULT
8. "Feel You" – My Morning Jacket
9. "Distant Axis" – Matt Berninger
10. "Ordinary Guy (featuring the Mattson 2)" – Toro Y Moi, The Mattson 2
11. "To R." – Father John Misty
12. "Love is All We Share" – Cut Copy
13. "Surreal" – Dan Croll
14. "All Visable Objects" – Moby
15. Will You Return/When You Come Down" – The Flaming Lips
16. "America" – Sufjan Stevens

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer 2020 New Music Playlist

Listen on Spotify, enjoy!

1. "Crush" – Day Wave
2. "The World" – Pete Yorn
3. "Dear Stranger" – STRFKR
4. "Disco Kitchen" – Gardens & Villa
5. "Forced Convalescence" – Bright Eyes
6. "A Ghost" – Travis
7. "Motion Pictures (for Carrie)" – Steve Gunn
8. "The Wall & I" – Nation of Language
9. "Serpentine Prison" – Matt Berninger
10. "She's Stronger" – Nana Adjoa
11. "Knuckleduster" – Muzz
12. "Never Come Down" – The Neverly Boys
13. "Kyoto" – Phoebe Bridgers
14. "Running Red Lights" – Avalanches featuring Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu
15. "Reality Refresh" – Teen Daze
16. "Wandering" – The Album Leaf
17. "Exhale" РJónsi
18. "Pattern 17" – Jamison Isaak

Friday, April 17, 2020

Spring 2020 New Music Playlist

Listen on Spotify, enjoy!

1. "Where Do You Go When You Dream?" – Woods
2. "Fear of Heights" – Wye Oak
3. "Karen" – Surfer Blood
4. "Beaten Down" – Sharon Van Etten
5. "Friday" – Real Estate
6. "The Worst in Us" – The Dears
7. "Videostores" – Quivers
8. "Music" – Peter Bjorn and John
9. "Hey Hey I" – Other Lives
10. "As the Sun Sets" – Sorry
11. "Too Late" – Washed Out
12. "Mikaela Corridor" – Baths
13. "Upside Down" – Mondo Cozmo
14. "Aries" – Gorillaz featuring Peter Hook and Georgia
15. "Why Not" – Unloved
16. "Olympik" – EOB
17. "Illusion of Time" – Daniel Avery, Alessandro Cortini

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Winter 2020 New Music Playlist

Listen on Spotify, enjoy!

1. "Come Get Me" – Nada Surf
2. "Against the Day" – Wolf Parade
3. "Don't Waste My Time" – SAULT
4. "You and I" – Caribou
5. "Lost Day" – Other Lives
6. "In the Afternoon" – MGMT
7. "Ice Cream Party" – Modest Mouse
8. "The Main Thing" – Real Estate
9. "Posthumous Forgiveness" – Tame Impala
10. "Stress" – Tycho
11. "Non-Linear Time vs. Misshapen Space" – Say Hi
12. "Deleters" – Holy Fuck, Angus Andrew
13. "Losing Control" – Poolside
14. "Be So Blue" – Deserta
15. "Baby" – Four Tet
16. "Scene Suspended" – Jon Hopkins

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Romantic Songs Playlist for Valentine's Day 2020

Filled ALMOST completely with songs from the past year or so! (Can you spot the slightly older song?)  Give a  listen to my Romantic Songs Playlist for Valentine's Day 2020 on Spotify here.  

For further inspiration, visit my posts from past years: 2019201820172016201520142013, and 2012.

1. "So Much Love" – Nada Surf
2. "Take Care" – Beach House
3. "Take Care" – SASAMI
4. "Autofocus" – Vacationer
5. "You That Carries Me" – Ivan & Alyosha
6. "Wait for Love" – Strand of Oaks
7. "Love is Everywhere (Beware)" – Wilco
8. "Just Reflecting" – Local Natives
9. "Lava" – Still Woozy
10. "Hope" – (Sandy) Alex G
11. "All I Want" – Broken Social Scene
12. "Lifer" – Wye Oak
13. "All I Want" – Matt Berninger, Stephan Altman, Julien Baker
13. You're Not Always on My Mind" – Quivers
14. "Heartbreak" – Unloved
15. "Hyperlife" – Beck
16. "Awake" – Tourist
17. "Katherine" – RAC
18. "Circular as Our Way" – Hammock