So this year I noticed something about my top 10 list.
The songs I chose really easily fall into two categories: slower, chiller, easy listening..er; and songs with a "very slight" edge. Nothing too crazy, and then just a tad crazier than that.
Maybe I'm finallyyy beginning to show signs of my old age, or maybe, like I said to Aaron earlier, I'm losing my edge. But, I feel good knowing that...I was there.
All these tracks are solid, smart, and gorgeous in their own right, and after #1 i dont feel its necessary to rank them all, so here goes...
2016 Best songs (with more edge)
#1 of the year - "Had 2 Know (Personal)" - White Denim
This song (and live show) was sooo tits. The chorus/guitar lick is so refreshing but also so classic rock that it's still surprising to me its a song from 2016.
"Burn the Witch" - Radiohead
Brava, Jonny Greenwood, brava
"Is the is are" - DIIV
A heroin band that produces a lot of heroin-sounding songs. For a non-heroin user, I'm obsessed.
"Human Performance" - Parquet Courts
Bands from NYC are just better and way cooler, I'm sorry but its true.
"Subways" - The Avalanches
This track is so dreamy that i cant help but think I may have been a disco qween had I been given the opportunity...
2016 Best songs (with little to no edge)
"Morning Light" - Woods
These guys are great and this song is the butter to my biscuit. Oooooh is it good.
"29 #Strafford APTS" - Bon Iver
Just wanted to welcome Justin Vernon back into my life and also shame him for making me cry actual tears on public transportation when I heard this for the first time. True story.
"From a Soon to be Ghost Town" - Fruit Bats
This is the most perfect "video montage background music" song and I only wish it had been around before May 24, 1997 for my Bat Mitzvah instead of fucking My Girl and Forever Young, ugh...
"Rubin and Cherise" - Bonny "Prince" Billy and Friends
Hands down my favorite from the Day of the Dead project (essentially, awesome Dead covers). I think I listened to this version 100 times.
"Cold Night" - Yeasayer
Again, a song that is so vanilla but also so effective at giving Megan the feels. Please forget that I just said "the feels."