Archive for 'Lists'
For various reasons, I’ve had less and less time to post new music on My Poproks. Sometimes a new National song comes out and it’s like the time just makes itself appear, but for the most part it’s been slow. I’ve decided to start putting together semi-quarterly/whenever-I feel-like-it playlists on Spotify with new music that [...]
Here is my songs list, internet. And here it is in Spotify Playlist form (missing only a couple represented below via Soundcloud/Bandcamp). Also my 12 Best Albums of 2012 happened, and this year was good. 50. Sleigh Bells “Comeback Kid” 49. Local Natives “Breakers” 48. Cat Power “Cherokee” 47. The Men “Open Your Heart” 46. [...]
Posted: December 14th, 2012 under 2012, Lists.
Tags: beach house, Clams Casino, Dirty Projectors, Ellie Goulding, Father John Misty, Fiona Apple, Flying Lotus, Frank Ocean, Grimes, Grizzly Bear, Haim, Japandroids, Jessie Ware, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kitty Pryde, Lana Del Rey, Lotus Plaza, M.I.A., Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, passion pit, Perfume Genius, Purity Ring, Santigold, Schoolboy Q, Solange, Tame Impala, The xx, Usher
Sometime around early November, I had decided I wouldn’t be making an Albums list for 2012. Similar to how I felt in 2011, I thought just doing a list of songs was more appropriate for the current climate of music and the huge volume of great singles. However, after coming across Vulture writer Nitsuh Abebe’s [...]
Posted: December 10th, 2012 under 2012, Lists.
Tags: Born to Die, Channel Orange, Dirty Projectors, Father John Misty, Fear Fun, Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, Good Kid m.A.A.d City, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Lotus Plaza, Perfume Genius, Put Your Back N 2 It, Santigold, Schoolboy Q, Shields
Hello and welcome to my year-end list. I started my Albums of the Year post about 9 blogmonths (2 weeks) ago and realized very quickly that the majority of my favorite music from this year wasn’t on there. For me, 2011 was a big year for songs. Albums, singles, EPs, mixtapes, remixes, remix albums, free [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2011 under 2011, Lists.
Tags: Adele, ASAP Rocky, Atlas Sound, Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Crystal Antlers, Cults, Drake, fleet foxes, Florence and the Machine, Girls, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, m83, Real Estate, Rihanna, Smith Westerns, Summer Camp, The National, The Weeknd, tv on the radio, Tyler the Creator, Video Games, WU LYF
(via) It’s 4th of July weekend and that only means one thing. Lots of things. Mostly a summer playlist! Some of these were featured on the 2011 1/2 list (which in retrospect is not very summery/BBQy), and the rest are songs that are also great. If you’re feeling nostalgic (for 12 months ago), the 2010 [...]
Or 1/2 2011, depending on if phrasing/math/logic is important to you. This list is somewhat in order, but it’s not really in order. Also, #1 is definitely in order. Some favorites missing here work better in album mode (or came out in 2010, e.g.: Smith Westerns), and will see you later on the Best Albums [...]
Posted: June 19th, 2011 under 2011, Lists.
Tags: Adele, Austra, Beyonce, Big K.R.I.T., Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Burial, Cults, Dirty Gold, Drake, fleet foxes, James Blake, Jamie Woon, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Okkervil River, Rusko, The Weeknd, tv on the radio, Tyler the Creator
The only way to get this year’s playlist up later than I did last year was to do it on NYE. Luckily, I kept a running list through-out 2010 that ended up with about 100 songs on it (too many!), and had to ax a lot of favorites. So, if the below 60 song playlist [...]
Posted: December 15th, 2010 under 2010, Lists.
Tags: Abe Vigoda, Adele, Arcade Fire, beach house, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., Cults, Dancing On My Own, deerhunter, Drake, Fanfarlo, Gorillaz, Japandroids, Kanye West, Magic Kids, Marina and the Diamonds, MGMT, No Age, Rihanna, Robyn, Rusko, The Morning Benders, The National, The-Dream, Vampire Weekend, Willow Smith, Yawn
After 4 years of doing year end Top 10 Album lists, I’ve finally realized how insufficient it is in accurately showcasing my favorites from the year. it’s been a pleasure not having to slim my list down to only 10 records, because that is dumb. 21 seemed like a nice round number that complimented the [...]
Posted: December 13th, 2010 under 2010, Lists.
Tags: Abe Vigoda, Arcade Fire, beach house, Best Coast, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., Body Talk, Broken Social Scene, deerhunter, Delorean, Drake, Kanye West, Local Natives, M.I.A., My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Robyn, Sleigh Bells, Sufjan Stevens, Teen Dream, The Morning Benders, The National, The Suburbs, The-Dream, Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer
Another day, another 90s countdown with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” perched somewhere between the #1 and #13 spots (Yeah, 13), Still, this is beyond generous for the breakthrough ’91 single, which, if you ask me (and someone did!), is lucky if it’s even Nirvana’s 10th best song – the ingenious, “Oh well, whatever, nevermind”, notwithstanding. [...]
I’m well aware that the halfway mark of a year occurs at the end of June. However, it’s only July 23. Calm down! I don’t usually do my Best Songs of the Year in this format (I prefer less stressful, unnumbered playlists), but I felt compelled on my flight to NY last week to put [...]
Posted: July 23rd, 2010 under 2010, Lists.
Tags: beach house, Best Coast, Big Boi, Bloodbuzz Ohio, Drake, Excuses, Kanye West, Local Natives, Power, Robyn, Sleigh Bells, The Morning Benders, The National, The-Dream, Yawn, Zebra