Songs of the Week 175: August 5 – August 11

young thug#5. Young Thug Feat. Nicki Minaj – Anybody

soundcloud.com/youngthugworld

Young Thug’s been one of my favorite hip hop acts of the past year or so. While I’m so ready for the skrrt skrrt days of hip hop to end, I still have a hard time turning this track off. Got some seriously catchy flow.


kayex#4. Kayex – The Get Up

soundcloud.com/kayexlife

Kayex get the disco vibes going. Digging how they handle the vocals.


the chainsmokers#3. The Chainsmokers Feat. Emily Warren – Side Effects

soundcloud.com/thechainsmokers

Some bands just have that formula down. The one that you know will result in a track getting major radio airtime. Side Effects is one of those tracks.


gilligan moss#2. Gilligan Moss – Fever

soundcloud.com/gilligan-moss

If you’re going to make a track that has only about 15 words in it, they better be damn catchy words. Fever makes the cut.


j ember#1. J Ember – Something More

soundcloud.com/josephemberworld

That chorus. That whining guitar. Screams of good ol sexy rock tracks that graced us back in the day.

Songs of the Week 174: July 29 – August 4

the 1975#5. The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

soundcloud.com/the1975

I adore The 1975. It’s a weird adoration though. I’m not in love with this track, or many of their tracks to be honest. But there’s something about their sound and style that draws me in and makes me love the idea of them moreso than any one track or album.


coco solid#4. Coco Solid – High

soundcloud.com/coco-solid

A tale of two songs in this track. Not a huge fan of the verses, but the chorus is so very well done.


fare#3. Fare – Had Enough

soundcloud.com/wearefare

Easy listening pop and a pretty well-built debut track from newcomers Fare.


the brummies#2. The Brummies – Drive Away

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Speaking of easy listening pop music… Drive Away from The Brummies sounds like a male band version of Lana Del Rey (arguably one of the bigger pop acts in the last five years). Such a nice track


max rad#1. Max Rad – Carousel

soundcloud.com/maxradmaxrad

Was tough choosing a #1 this week. All of the top 3 could have been it. Ended up going with another debut track, this time from Max Rad. Start slow, but really comes together nicely in the middle and ends up being catchy, head-bobbing pop.