Monday, March 9, 2015

2014 Singles #30 through #21

#30 The Ravonettes "Killer in the Streets"
You cut me with cheap knives
Make sure I never forget
There's a riot tonight

The Ravonettes... still rocking it.

#29 Roddy Frame "Forty Days of Rain"
And could this wretch really be restored?
I went out west and the rain it poured
The music world's Dorian Gray returns with more of his optimism. It's spreading.

#28 Mr. Probz "Waves"
I wish I could make it easy
Easy to love me
It's so great to hear from Seal again.

#27 Stars "From the Night"
Even though we’re all scared when it’s gone
In the morning you’ll wake up and make up yourself and move on
With No One is Lost Stars confronts mortality in the best way they know how.

#26 Keane "We Won't Be Broken"
One day, we’re gonna burst right out of here
Get out of this town, not know where we’re heading
Will I ever get through a post about Keane without mentioning Travis? Then Coldplay? And ultimately Radiohead? 

#25 Reckless Kelly "Didn't Mean To Break Your Heart"
A diamond is just some coal that's been beaten to the ground,
Till its picked up by a man so he can kick some hearts around
I discovered the band via their Grammy winning album artwork. The album itself is worth a listen.

#24 Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj "Bang Bang"
Bang bang into the room
Bang bang all over you
There's no denying the appeal of big dopey pop music.

#23 The War on Drugs "Red Eyes"
Try and see it through the dark
It's coming my way
They're taking shimmering guitars to the next level. Take that The Edge.

#22 Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway "Something"
And there is not one question, no
Where my heart will run to
Another track I discovered via their Grammy win. It gets my quiet storm brewing.

#21 Jonathan Mann "Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent"
Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith Not so of for-profit corporations
Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community
More than 2000 songs into his song-a-day project, Mann crossed paths with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The result stands for itself.

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