#5. Mark Lower Feat. Adeline – Took Me By Surprise
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Don’t hear many tracks with this kind of new-age-yet-still-retro sound… but I’m here for it.
#4. Bathe – Sundress
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Might come to regret slotting this one at #4… as with each listen it grows on me more. BRB going to listen to the rest of Bathe’s discography.
#3. Chiiild – Hold On Till We Get There
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Another top track from Chiiild’s recent album drop. IMO not as strong as Eventually, but still nice times nonetheless… especially the chords near the end of the chorus. So catchy.
#2. Blow Feat. Anna Majidson – Shake The Disease
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A chill, yet slightly trippy, tune from the boys from France, accompanied by some stellar vocals (frankly Anna’s verse is my favorite).
#1. Gang Of Youths – Unison
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UGHHHH. This song is soo soo close to being just one of my favorites ever. The first 2 minutes… and that first verse especially are magical. Not since I first heard The National was I so into the lyrics of a track. Then the strings came and I was in heaven (given me some Elbow vibes). I just am not as enamored with the back half of the track as much as I am the starting half. Nevertheless, it’s a gorgeous track and well worthy of a mention in the top tracks of the year methinks.