Sunday, January 03, 2016
Choice Cuts: Franklin Avenue's Favorite Tracks of 2015, Part 3
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:
9. The Scene Between -- The Go! Team
Ten years ago, I was intrigued by The Go! Team's use of sampling and odd vocals on catchy tunes like "Huddle Formation." In 2015, "The Scene Between" kept the fun cut-and-paste sound but added more depth and maturity to the mix.
10. 40 Watt -- Elel
Technically from 2014, but "40 Watt" and Nashville's Elel reached me in 2015. One blog calls it "indie-pop cotton candy for the ears." Hey, nothing wrong with that!
11. Pay No Mind (ft. Passion Pit) -- Madeon
Passion Pit had a new CD this year, and it was... just OK. I was much more excited by the band's collaboration with French producer Madeon, "Pay No Mind." The video is trippy too.
12. Long Way Down -- Robert DeLong
On a rare date night this year, Maria and I saw Robert DeLong perform at the Natural History Museum last February as part of its "First Fridays" series of events. Perhaps that makes me a little partial to "Long Way Down," but it's also just a strong track.
The next four tomorrow!
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 2