Where does Kendrick Lamar rank on the list? Photo Credit: Henning Heide
Today is Part Two of Listicles Week featuring my Favorite Songs 2015 Halftime Edition. Tomorrow I will name my favorite albums of 2015 (so far).
Below are my 40 favorite songs of 2015 (so far). At the bottom you’ll find a Spotify playlist featuring most of the songs. Also, be sure to check out my Favorite Concerts 2015 Halftime Edition too. Enjoy!
Angel Olsen, 2014’s unlikeliest self-help guru.
Mike Brown. Eric Garner. The Senate torture report. Ebola.
The world is going up in flames, as Charles Bradley presciently sang in 2011.
The songs below represent the sounds and words that captivated me in 2014, a year filled with strife, injustice, and fear in America. Not to mention the year I turned 30, a year of internal strife and restlessness spent charting and reconciling my life’s course, and a year in which I chopped the term guilty pleasure, as it pertained to music, from my vocabulary.
Welcome to Cajun Tomato’s Favorite Songs 2014 Edition! All songs were released in 2014 in some degree either on an album, single, music video, or figment of my imagination. At the bottom of the list you can listen to my Favorite Songs 2014 Spotify playlist. Songs not featured on Spotify include a link to SoundCloud. Enjoy!
Hamilton Leithauser performs during The Walkmen’s set at One Eyed Jacks on Sept. 30, 2009. Photo credit: Cajun Tomato.
Some days New York City makes me miss having a car. Not because I miss driving – god knows cabbies make my nerves bad – but because I miss singing, err shouting, in the car with my favorite music. I can’t, in good conscience, do the singing/shouting thing on the subway. I’ve noticed more and more people doing that – mostly aspiring rappers – as the city thaws from a brutal winter. If I tried to rap on the subway people would best-case scenario hand me change to stop. Either that or attempt to physically escort me out at the next stop.
Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen
Thursday I gushed like a schoolgirl at a Bieber concert about my favorite albums released in 2012.
Today I am once again feeling like a schoolgirl at a Bieber concert. Or a One Direction concert. Or whatever teens and their ilk go wild for today. There are so many songs I want to hoot and holler about, and only so much space on the interwebs to do so.
So, let’s do the damn thing. Here are my 25 favorite songs of 2012 (so far). Just for the hell of it, I am going to rank them. I only picked one song per artist. Click the song titles for links.