Saturday, January 02, 2016

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2015, Part 2

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In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2015's playlists for our fourteenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix. The next four:



5. Monster (feat. Avelino) -- Jacob Banks

Jacob Banks is part of a new wave of soul artists with a throwback '60s sound. "Monster," with its hypnotic chant, is a little more modern, and a song that will stick with you.



6. Greek Tragedy -- The Wombats

"Greek Tragedy" may be better known for its disturbing video, in which every member of the Liverpool-based band is brutally murdered. I decided to post a live-- and less graphic -- video here instead.



7. Multi-Love -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra

I don't think the term "psych-rock" does Unknown Mortal Orchestra justice. I've been a big fan of the band, led by Ruben Nielson, in the past, and their third album is well worth picking up.



8. The Emotion -- BØRNS

Spin calls "The Emotion" a "twinkling, gorgeous soliloquy." The pained chorus from Borns -- sorry, BØRNS -- is indeed beautifully haunting.

Come back tomorrow for the next four!

Also on Franklin Avenue:

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2015, Part 1

Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2015, Part 3

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