I’m shit at lists. I always take too long to put them out and then I’m not sure if they’re right after I release them, but I’ve always liked year end things, and seeing as I’ve done some in years prior, here’s my 40 favourite songs released this year!

+ Check out (24 of) them out on Spotify in this handy playlist!

40. Paradise“Luella” (Self-released)
39. Youthfall – “Secular Child” (Self-released)

38. Palmistry“Black Creps” (Self-released)
37. Peaking Lights“Hey Sparrow” (from 936, on Weird World)
36. SLEEP ∞ OVER - “Romantic Streams” (from Forever, on Hippos In Tanks)
35. Sunless ’97“Whenever I Can” (from the Making Waves EP, on Abeano)
34. Bos Angeles - “Beach Slalom” (from their 7″ single, on Roundtable Records)
33. Austra – “Lose It” (from Feel It Break, on Domino)

32. Lil B“Unchain Me” (from I’m Gay, on Amalgam Digital)
31. Fair Ohs“Everything is Dancing” (from their self-released debut album)
30. Girls“Honey Bunny” (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost, on True Panther Sounds)
29. FAMY“Ava” (self-released)
28. Ifan Dafydd – “Miranda” (from debut single on Push & Run)

27. Psychologist – “Comes In Waves” (from Waves of OK EP, on Not Even)

26. Blood Diamonds“Grins” (from the Grins 7″ on Transparent)
25. Radiohead“Lotus Flower” (from The King of Limbs, XL/Ticker Tape)
24. Theme Park“A Mountain We Love” (from their debut single on paradYse)
23. Hella“Headless” (from Tripper, on Sargent House)
22. Battlekat“Into The Forest” (from 05272011-10242011 EP, self-released)
21. Gross Magic“We’re Awake Tonight” (from Teen Jamz, TSOSN)
20. King Krule“Bleak Bake” (from self-titled EP, on True Panther Sounds)
19. Southern Shores – “Meridian” (from the Atlantic EP, on Cascine)

18. John Talabot“Families” (from the Families EP, Young Turks)
17. Korallreven“As Young As Yesterday” (from their debut on Acéphale)
16. Toro Y Moi“Elise” (from Underneath The Pine, on Carpark)
15. Vondelpark“Camels” (from nyc stuff and nyc bags, R&S)
14. Trevor And Ever – “Good Love” (self-released)

13. Disclosure“I Love…That You Know” (from 7″ on Transparent)
12. Purity Ring“Ungirthed” (from Ungirthed 7″, on Transparent)
11. Male Bonding“Tame The Sun” (from Endless Now, on SubPop)
10. Frank Ocean“Thinking About You” (self-released)
09. Woman’s Hour“Jenni” (debut single on Dirty Bingo)
08. Metronomy“The Bay” (from The English Riviera, Because Music)
07. Drake“Headlines” (from Take Care, Cash Money)
06. Smith Westerns“Weekend” (from Dye It Blonde, on Weird World)
05. A$AP Rocky – “Peso” (from self-released LiveLoveA$AP mixtape)

04. MellowHype – “67″ (self-released)

03. Slime – “Caffeine” (from Increases, on Tough Love)

02. James Blake – “Unluck” (from self-titled debut album, Atlas/A&M)

01. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Nerve Damage!” (self-titled, Fat Possum)

One Comment

  1. scott buckler wrote:

    Brilliant choice of songs and sounds, great taste and agree with them all! You have an eye and an ear for talent!