These are my five favorite songs released
during the past calendar year:
“War Inside Your Heart” – The Beautiful Bodies.
Normally, I don’t like pop-punk, but this is a very powerful song.
“Ocean of Night” – The Editors.
This band is responsible for some of my favorite songs of the past decade. This particular song really soars.
“Raw Nights” – Happy Fangs.
Just straight up rock and roll.
“Tongue-Tied July” – Michael Brun and Roy English.
I heard the instrumental version of this on a Buzzfeed video, and immediately searched for the retail version. It’s that good.
“Repetition” – Purity Ring.
It was a banner year for electronic music. This one tops the heap.