- 4 years ago
About the show
Playing tracks by
Mirel Wagner, Jacoby, Nasimiyu, Mark Ronson ft. Erykah Badu,Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste & Members of the Dap Kings, Esperanza Spalding and more.
At least it's not a formal countdown. I managed to find 25 songs released this year that managed to break through the noise and clutter since I have become more receptive to downloading music, especially music given away for free. Nearly everyone on this list are people I have only begun to listen to this past year or within the past couple of years. Elegant Animals almost made it as my favorite music of the year, but my favorite contemporary musician released a new album just this past November and nothing will beat her as my favorite. In this spirit, she is saved for last. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this list as many of the artists have not yet broken through the mainstream. Yeah, there is a lot of independent music here. And Canadians. There are a lot of damn Canadians on this list.