Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My 2015 Spotify List

Here is my yearly list of songs of 2015. You can listen to it by clicking here: Lista 2015 Stefvanef

This year, I've changed the set-up of the list. It's not longer first my Top 5 Albums and then some nice songs. It's just nice songs this time.

It's been a bit of a funny musical year. I can't remember a year where everybody was so full of some albums (Kendrick, Courtney Barnett), except for me. Even the entire Sufjan album didn't move me the way he did when Illinois(e) came out.
But still enough to make a nice list for a nice year. Beginning with Jamie XX, who I've listened to over and over and over again. Best song was in my opinion Natalie Prass beautiful single.I haven't done much concerts this year, but Dawes with just a few here in Paris was great to see: a not-near perfect sound made for some anachronistic nostalgia. Very happy also that Ms. Lauryn Hill has finally returned to the studios, to make a tribute to Nina.

I'm looking forward to discovering new music newt year - especially hoping for new good stuff from Yeasayer and The National.

Enjoy listening and enjoy 2016.

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

My 2014 Spotify List: new and newer.

Here is my traditional list of songs of 2014 I really like. You can listen to it by clicking here: Lista 2014 Stefvanef

The set-up of the list is as any year: first 5 songs come fgrom my favorite albums. Afterwards there are some songs I really enojoyed as well.

Maybe 2014 was not the best of years when it came to music, but there were still some fine new tunes. Besides Ed Harcourt and Mogwai, not so much great stuff from the oldies. So 2014 was the year of discovering new and newer things, with notable mentions to Strand of Oaks ans FKA Twigs. Hippie Sabotage provided for the perfect summer soundtrack, and I'll be listening to them again as soon as temperatures start rising again. There was also a very nice concert by Peter Broderick, which is more or less why he's in this list.

Enjoy listening.

Big thanks goes this year to Dalons from Burgetto for pointing in the right direction at times.

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