- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Dream, Jamie xx, Shura, Cosmo Sheldrake and more.
Last year, I accepted a challenge, not just to appreciate Said the Gramaphone's year-end Best Of list, but to find my own set-list within it. The result was the 1/1/15 show, Choices. Well, here I am again, not challenged this time, but still curious what could be made out of the current StG list that would reflect me and my tendencies...
I used nearly 20% of the tracks, surprising myself by including a Bieber -- on quality, unbeliebers, on quality! Styles run the gamut from nearly-country (or maybe this IS modern country) thru rock to rap, trap and beyond. Lyrics were important, as always; StG has an ear for the poetical, of course. But vibe is king; witness the utterly astonishing Olivare track, among others.
Before encountering them on the list, I had only heard of five of these 19 tracks, so much respect, as always, to StG for being the intrepid explorers. Check out the source here: http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/best_songs_of_2015.php