2019 Best of the Rest

116 / January 2020 / BurnMix

  1. Love is Everywhere (Beware)Wilco
  2. A PaléROSALIA
  3. Bottom Finds YouJohn Sylvester
  4. Take the JourneyMolly Tuttle
  5. TreasureAldous Harding
  6. I'm Not Your LoverLeif Vollebekk
  7. Half LoveRed Hearse
  8. Litanic Cloth WrungKali Malone
  9. Mask on MaskShintaro Sakamoto
  10. DisturbanceDavido feat. Peruzzi
  11. Lux PrimaKaren O & Danger Mouse
  12. Light YearsThe National
  13. Don't Know How To Keep Loving YouJulia Jacklin
  14. LoverTaylor Swift
  15. When The Night Is OverLord Huron
  16. FallingwaterMaggie Rogers
  17. Turn the LightKaren O & Danger Mouse
  18. RUNNING OUT OF TIMETyler, the Creator
  1. Karen O & Danger Mouse / Turn the Light

    Kristin: I just love this song. It seems to fit so many moods at once. It’s chill, but has that Karen-O edge. Dreamy with just enough strut. This whole album is really good.

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    Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, (born July 29, 1977 in White Plains, New York) is an American artist and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined a cappellas from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green and produced their albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. He produced the second Gorillaz album Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Shintaro Sakamoto / Mask on Mask

    Andy: This is a good song, but I what I want to tell you about is a band called Rat Queen. They're low-fi, unpolished and out of tune (sometimes). Their album evoked memories of high school, when summer stretched out and time tracked differently. Not just slower. Something else. Broader. I don't know. The Sakamoto song is excellent, and his album has been on active duty for the last month or two, but the Rat Queen is nearer and dearer.

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    Shintaro Sakamoto is a Japanese singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He previously was a member of Yura Yura Teikoku before releasing his solo debut How to Live with a Phantom in 2012, followed Let’s Dance Raw in 2014. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Tyler, the Creator / RUNNING OUT OF TIME

    Andrew: I picked Running out of time by Tyler the Creator off the Igor album - I've been listening to this album on repeat after I started the best of 2019 music search. It is a bit off brand for me but the way that the whole album works seamlessly together is really worth the listen. the album is restless and quirky, reminds me a lot of some early Outkast albums.

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    Tyler Okonma (born March 6, 1991) is Tyler, The Creator, an American rapper, record producer, director, fashion designer, and the head of his own independent record label, Odd Future Records. He is the leader of Los Angeles, California, USA hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA). Since his first recordings debuted on The Odd Future Tape in 2007, he has rapped on, and produced for, nearly every OFWGKTA release. Tyler, The Creator is Okonma's most commonly used alias Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Red Hearse / Half Love

    Joe: Red Hearse fueled a lot of my 2019 and hopefully it kickstarts your New Years! Life can be hectic as hell but nothing that a little toe-tapping, head-bobbing or breaking out your best falsetto can't solve. Also a good reminder that there's no time for any sort of half love, half ass'ing or half anything at this point in my life. Wishing you all an amazing 2020!

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    Red Hearse are an American alternative rock band composed of frontman Jack Antonoff, singer Sam Dew, and hip-hop producer Sounwave. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Julia Jacklin / Don't Know How To Keep Loving You

    Noah: Phew, this one is raw. I first heard it via the live in studio version below. A great recording in it’s own right. I do agree with Andy that it could be a bit shorter, but I have to let that slide, it’s too good.

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    Julia Jacklin (born 30 August 1990) is an Australian singer-songwriter based in Sydney. Her seamless meld of dreamy indie pop and confessional alt-country invokes names like Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, and Caitlin Rose, Julia Jacklin was raised in a family of educators in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Upon discovering Britney Spears at the age of ten, and eventually Avril Lavigne and Evanescence in high school, Jacklin decided to shift her focus from a future social work to a career in music. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. ROSALIA / A Palé

    Bryn: Big crush on this girl and this sound and that she’s doing something unique, new and fun with hard-earned roots in history and craft.

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    For the Spanish flamenco singer see Rosalía. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Maggie Rogers / Fallingwater

    Saunders: What makes this song is the relatable lyrics — "Hold on, I thought that I could take it from here, Oh, I thought that I was gone and I'm cleared. Now it's getting harder" — who can't relate to thinking that you're getting ahead and then realizing that you're about to face another mountain? 

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  8. The National / Light Years

    Lindsay:

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    The National is a Brooklyn-based alternative rock band formed in 1999, by friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The band's lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger in a distinctive, deep baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their self-titled debut album"The National" (Brassland 2001) was recorded and released before they had played even a single show. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Molly Tuttle / Take the Journey

    John: This tune is from her debut album released this year. Molly (26) grew up in San Francisco, attended Berklee and has since moved to Nashville. Maybe she knows Grogan. Her guitar technique owes to her virtuoso style on the banjo. While I know this song is a dead giveaway as a Kuhn tune, I couldn’t resist adding it to this year’s mix….I just love the intense power of her playing.

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    Molly Tuttle is an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist from Palo Alto, CA, currently living in Nashville, TN. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Leif Vollebekk / I'm Not Your Lover

    Noah: I put Leif on a best-of a few years ago and this song follows a bit of the same format, but damn I love the story, love the guitar tone, the space, the jittery jangly riffs. “You’re a sign on the highway covered in rain.” Damn. Don’t worry about me, still happily married! But these two songs of love lost stuck out for me this year.

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    Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian singer-songwriter, based in Montreal. Since the beginning of his career, Leif has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and shared stages with Daniel Lanois, Beth Orton, Sinéad O’Connor, Patrick Watson, Coeur de Pirate, William Fitzsimmons and Sam Amidon. He released his break-through sophomore album ‘North Americana’ in 2013, while his 2010 debut ‘Inland’ was described as “beautiful, memorable and moving” by NPR and “timeless and monumental” by the Independent UK. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Taylor Swift / Lover

    Saunders: This ballad's 1950s-feel evokes being the last two people swaying together on the dance floor.  Paired with Swift's voice, this song had me at me at "can we always be this close?"

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    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Swift is a 10-time Grammy winner with a total of 31 nominations (Feb 2018). As of July 2015, Swift has sold 40 million albums and 130 million singles worldwide. Taylor Swift is that rarest of pop phenomena: a superstar who managed to completely cross over from country to the mainstream. Other singers performed similar moves -- notably Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Davido feat. Peruzzi / Disturbance

    Joe: Come meet me wherever this is - there are drinks with umbrellas fo' sho'!

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    Davido (born David Adeleke) is a performing and recording artiste and also a music producer. Davido was born in Atlanta GA, USA on November 21st to Mr And Mrs Adeleke and attended The British International School, Lagos. Travelling between the USA, the UK and Nigeria, Davido has experienced different cultures but still stays true to his roots and this is evident in his music and the people he considers his biggest influences musically, which include Don Jazzy, 2 Face idibia, Sound Sultan and Wande Coal. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. Wilco / Love is Everywhere (Beware)

    Kristin: Simple, very Wilco, but with this beautiful riff throughout that literally is magic on Sam during our Northampton to Amherst and back commutes. Give him a graham cracker and this song on repeat, and life is good and love is everywhere.

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    Wilco is a rock band which formed in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois, United States by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure from that group. Wilco's lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. The other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Aldous Harding / Treasure

    Bryn: My good friend and former radio show co-host took me to see Aldous Harding this year and I’d never heard of her til then. She’s fantastic and odd and charming and a great talent. She held our attention in the packed Music Hall of a Williamsburg where the crowd was nearly silent for each sparse and delicious number. Hard to pick one song, the whole album from this year is solid.

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    Aldous Harding (Hanna Claynails Harding) is a singer/songwriter from Lyttelton, New Zealand. Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. John Sylvester / Bottom Finds You

    John: This is out of the norm, but I included this song because I’ve probably listened to this song more than any other tune this year. John (aka Sylvie) is a friend of mine since grade school. We played in a band together in high school, gigged together summers in college and joined one another in northern Vermont after college to form Ducks on the Run. He’s never stopped playing/writing and is, in my mind, one of the best songwriters I know. I’ve always felt I had to get him into the studio to preserve some of his songs for all time. I finally got him into a local Amherst studio (Northfire) back in November. He recorded nine songs live - one take each - and left it all on the table. This song reflects some of the struggles he has faced over the years - and I think the lyrics speak for themselves. He lives in the Hudson Valley now with his beautiful wife, Winnie. He turns a phrase like no other. Enjoy this one.

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  16. Karen O & Danger Mouse / Lux Prima

    Lindsay:

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    Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, (born July 29, 1977 in White Plains, New York) is an American artist and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined a cappellas from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green and produced their albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. He produced the second Gorillaz album Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Lord Huron / When The Night Is Over

    Andrew: Another great full album. After my surgery I listened to this album over and over again, its ethereal quality is really what gets me (possibly aided by drugs). Also, like Igor, the whole album deals with a sense of loss and struggles to get something back which was lost.

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    Lord Huron is the musical personality of Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major currently residing in Los Angeles Origins ---------- In the spring of 2010 Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP. He named the recording, Into the Sun. Upon his return to L.A., Schneider set to work putting a band together. The first to join him was his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark. Each of the band members of band hail from Michigan. Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. Kali Malone / Litanic Cloth Wrung

    Andy: This will wreck the flow of the mix, but I've appreciated this album because it slows me down and takes my head somewhere different. Fucking Trump.

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    Kali Malone[ (born 1994, Colorado) is an American artist living and working in Stockholm, Sweden since 2012. Her solo works implement unique tuning systems in minimalist form for analog and digital synthesis often combined with acoustic instrumentation – such as pipe organ, string and wind instruments, lute and gong. Her 2017 debut LP Velocity of Sleep was released on her own label XKatedral, following tape releases put out by Ascetic House, Bleak Environment and Total Black. Read more on Last.fm more...

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