#5. Miles From Kinshasa – Golden
Miles From Kinshasa was one of my favorite “discoveries” ever in the music world. I can’t even remember how he came up on my radar, but after digging into his discography I found a bunch of tracks that now rank amongst my most loved of songs today.
#4. Eyes on the Shore – Atoms to Atoms
I’ll always make some for some good anthem pop rock.
#3. Sam Setton – Hurts So Much
Outside of the “it’s raininggggggg” line that really seem to hit my “cringe” nerve (for whatever reason), Hurts so Much is catchy as hell and a more than solid pop track.
#2. At The Drive-In – Ghost-Tape No. 9
ATDI (and Mars Volta) represent a good 10 years of music obsession for me. ATDI’s Relationship on Command is easily top 3 all time for me. I missed the fact that they had released a new album (albeit with a new lead singer), and was happily surprised to find it pretty solid overall.
#1. Kojaque Feat. Kean Kavanagh – Eviction Notice
It’s oddly perfect that on this, St. Patrick’s Day, the top spot goes to a native Dubliner. I’m totally in love with the quirky Eviction Notice, which is a style departure from Kojaque’s typicaly hip-hop.
#5. Netsky Feat. Lil Wayne & Bazzi & – I Don’t Even Know You Anymore
Really feel like Netsky should have brought the Biebs on for this one, but it works surprisingly ok with Lil Wayne and Bazzi.
#4. Mo Brandis – Think
Think I said last week that this guy got caught up in the numbers game with so many similar artists that rock a similar style. But CMON. Don’t tell me that if this track was released as the Jonas Brothers that it wouldn’t be top of the charts. Mo is super underrated.
#3. Van Bellman – All This Time
Feels like it’s been a while since I featured a “feel good” song. The wait is over. The perfect Valentines Day song that was just a week or so too late.
#2. Drake – Ignorant Shit
The beat on this track is among my all time favorites for any hip hop track ever. I know I know, it’s not Drake’s. That said, Drake plays over it real well. If this song just ended after Drake’s verses it’d probably be one of my favorite tracks of the year so far. Lil Wayne’s verse seems realllll lazy.
#1. Big Data – Unglued
The kings (and queens) of catch, Big Data release another track that’ll be stuck in your head for months. Turn your speakers way up for this one.