013 is in my top 3 years of the decade. Red Sox won the World Series, 2013 was my first 21 summer. Just lots of great memories and music. Again the years are a loose guideline. Remember if there's a song omitted from the list, don't fret it could very well be in my top 30 (maybe more) of the decade! (Lottttttttts of 2013 on that list so this blog may be shorter)
"Sex", "Heart Out" The 1975
My friend Sean (dad) and I would just randomly yell "SHE'S GOT A BOYFRIEND ANYWAY" in the worst British accents you've ever heard.
The 1975 played a free show in Providence during the BRU Summer Concert Series and I didn't go because of work. I think about missing that probably 3 times a month.
Nakamarra (featuring Q-Tip) Hiatus Kaiyote
Such a beautiful song, recommended by a beautiful friend.
"Get Lucky" Daft Punk and Pharrell
21 summer banger
I LOVE FUNK
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke, T.I, & Pharrell
#metoo my say this song is problematic. It very well could be. I do not care, it's catchy AF and was HUGE in my 21 summer. I'm not gonna retroactively pretend this song isn't good because it makes people uncomfortable. That being said I am EXTREMELY ANTI-RAPE!
I am worried I'm gonna recycle all my music cliches in this blog but with nearly 300 songs that might happen. Have I used infectious yet? Because that's what the little guitar riff in this song is. For the 600th time R.I.P. WBRU!!!!!!!!!
"Shot At the Night" The Killers
s/o the dude from the Social Network getting another gig.
"Dirty Paws", "King and Lionheart", "Little Talks" Of Monsters and Men
Another debatable year, they blew up in my world in 2013 so here they are. I've seen Of Monsters and Men twice, they fucking rock. I LOVE THIS ALBUM
"Hearts Like Ours" The Naked and Famous
Another one of those bands I haven't dove that deep into, but I know I'd fuck with them even more if I did.
"Sweater Weather", "Afraid" The Neighourhood
All I am, is a man
"Stolen Chance" Milky Chance
Just a solid ass groove.
"Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" Kendrick Lamar
Admittedly not much of a rap guy but this is an anthem.
Without National Graphic and George Brett this song never happens!
JT has to drop heat every once in a while just to let you know he still can.
"Temple", "Supersoaker" Kings of Leon
One of my all time favorite bands. Obviously they're in.
"Trying To Be Cool" Phoenix
Aren't we all?
"All Right" Zac Brown Band
This song should've been so much more popular than it was.
"Unbelievers' Vampire Weekend
Solid band that I do not appreciate nearly as much as I should.
"Pompeii", "Flaws" Bastille
Bastille is one of those bands that I listen to all the time but they don't even register on my list of favorite artists but big data would probably say otherwise. Dan Smith may have the best voice in rock right now. Holy pipes.