Just one last set of 20 songs to go, and we're right at the edge of the New Year. I've been a fan of 2013, generally, and the weeks to come should bring a toppling, effusive list of my favorite films of the year (good year for music, great year for movies) over at my primary blog - Love and Squalor. In the meantime, the penultimate list keeps running through all the eclectic business, including some picks I don't think I could have ever seen coming. Read on...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Onward and upward. I'll admit, the list is being narrowed down and amended as we move from section to section. It won't be a finished product until the last thoughts on entry #100 have been posted, and the tracks vying for space are all good. Battles are being waged in the iTunes master playlists, and tensions are running high. With this, we seal off part three. 60 songs down, 40 to go. Hit play on the 8Tracks list at the bottom of this post. Read on...
Friday, December 27, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Still, I will try. Of course, this is not a music site. This is a film site, primarily, and just a one-person operation. I'm doing this mostly for the benefit of my own future self, though I do like making playlists and sharing sounds I have enjoyed. As this list unfolds, it's important to note that it is a mix that leans generally more towards subjective favorites than out and out "BEST POSSIBLE SONGS EVER." It's also, as always, in not particular order, and not -- in any way-- a countdown. That said, the absolute favorites are more likely to jump onto the list in the first 10 or so. They're the definites though, naturally, tastes change with the weather and Number 100 may have just as much merit as number 15.
Presented with minimal commentary.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
**This year I've decided to double post the year-end music lists here as well as at my (largely defunct) other blog, Pop Candy Arcade. If you're looking for a past history of year end music wrap-ups, though, you will find them there.**
In the years that I've made 'best of' playlists, I've not regretted it. The projects are, essentially, exercises in personal librarianship; a means of building a small time capsule to collect songs small and large and the memories that may go along with them. They're also among my most frequently played song collections because, well, they're all the relatively recent things I love. So, when the holidays come around, I begin to sort through the songs I've marked over the course of year and work on sharing them. Those familiar with the process know that before the big, official list of goodies we must confess and excise the so-called 'guilty pleasures.' These are the songs I enjoy, admittedly, but which I may feel the need to explain after I sing along.
For you judgmental, head-shaking, eye-rolling listening pleasure, I present you with these not-so-sweet 13 tracks. Maybe I shouldn't like them, but I definitely do...
EDIT (12/31): Zedd's "Clarity" and the Britney Spears track "Work B**ch" are now honorable mentions. Totally overlooked/forgot about two songs that totally need to take their place.