The Fortnightly Playlist, October 8th, 2017

A bit on the late side this edition, but here we are another 2 weeks has zipped on by and left us with a whole new batch of music. New Guided by Voices, Black Pistol Fire, Jordan Klassen, and Pinkshinyultrablast.

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One of the biggest new albums out this week is Dhani Harrison’s new record, IN///PARALLEL. I have to say I’m really liking this record, and there is a lot there to dig into. It covers a lot of ground stylistically and never loses my interest throughout. It’s a deep listen, and I’m looking forward to giving it a few more listens.

Also included here is Almost Like Praying. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s project to raise funds for Puerto Rico relief features a tons of artists, and, of course, all proceeds go to the hurricane relief effort.

Others I’m particularly excited about are the new Pinkshinyultrablast, my new discovery of the week is Andrew Hung, and there’s some excitement building up around the new singles from Kyle Craft.


1. Find Your Saint – Pinkshinyultrablast

2. Until the Light – LIGHTS

3. Every Time The Sun Comes Up – Kyle Craft

4. Boy W – Guided By Voices

5. Continental Breakfast – Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

6. Shadow – Andrew Hung

7. Showboat – Josh Ritter

8. Hard to Please – Jordan Klassen

9. Discriminason – Elida Almeida

10. Mean Demeanor – Run the Jewels

11. Why Would I? – Otis Reed

12. All About Waiting – Dhani Harrison

13. Black Rainbows – Cut Copy

14. Keep Your Head High – Jafaris

15. The Spaniards – William Patrick Corgan

16. Undying Light – Tomo Nakayama

17. Weaponized – Wolf Parade

18. Body Chamber – Versing

19. Hearts of Habit – Black Pistol Fire

20. Safe – Shook Twins

21. Almost Like Praying – Lin Manuel Miranda & Artists for Puerto Rico



The Fortnightly Playlist, September 24th, 2017

There’s so much new music to go through once again. We’ve got a fantastic collaboration from Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali, as well as new records from Matt Cameron (Skin Yard, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Rostam (Vampire Weekend), and Hiss Golden Messenger.

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There’s been a lot of buzz around the new Foo Fighters record. Particularly, the collaboration of Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin on the production side has generated a lot of attention. What does Concrete and Gold sound like? Well, like the Foo Fighters, but with a different producer. When a band as big as the Foos does something to change it up there will always be some division among fans as to how it is received. In this instance, the Foo Fighters have positioned themselves as one of the most prominent rock bands in the last 20+ years. They’ve managed time and again to strike a balance between hard, modern rock, grittiness and mainstream pop appeal. This record takes a mellower tone overall. It is more atmospheric. They are covering ground they haven’t before, and they are leaving behind some of their familiar territory. It may be what is expected with Kurstin turning the knobs, and guiding the sound. Kurstin has been behind some of the biggest cultural touchstones of the past several years. You’ve heard his work whether you realize it or not. Most prominent would be Adele’s Hello and Beck’s Dreams. Some fans will like that, and some won’t. This record simply takes a different tone than they have in the past. It’s hard to say how fans will look at this record 10 yrs from now. It’s good, but it’s different.

In the last few years, I have gotten much more into hip hop than I used to be. I’ve come across some great artists that are challenging both lyrically and musically. This time I’m highlighting Open Mike Eagle, and his new record Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. What I love about good hip hop is the that it draws on so much other material. Sometimes it does this very obviously. It’s a shout out, and it directs your attention to another artist. Other times it is more low-key, subtle and intimate. This record draws on a lot of jazz music. Open Mike does this in a lot of ways. One of the more subtle ways that I love to hear is his working in jazz scales in his vocal lines. Rap is often about the rhythm and cadence of the lyrics, to layer melodic scales on top of that is really difficult and this record does it so well.

Personal favorites in this list are the Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali cover of Mahalia Jackson’s God Shall Wipe All Tears Away, Hiss Golden Messenger, Wolf Parade and Morrissey.


1. Wolf Parade – You’re Dreaming
2. Morrissey – Spent the Day In Bed
3. Bully – Running
4. Hiss Golden Messenger – Jenny of the Roses
5. The National – Empire Line
6. Rostam – Never Going To Catch Me
7. Open Mike Eagle – Hymnal
8. Vel the Wonder – Pursuit of…
9. Sotomayor – Tierra Viva
10. Arcade Fire – Mind Games (John Lennon cover)
11. Teen Daze – Echoes
12. Matt Cameron – Through the Ceiling
13. Prophets of Rage – Living on the 110
14. Da Cruz – Virose
15. Ibeyi – Me Voy
16. Pheobe Bridgers – You Missed My Heart
17. Declan McKenna – Isombard
18. Hiss Golden Messenger – Gulfport You’ve Been On My Mind
19. Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet – God Will Wipe All Tears Away (Mahalia Jackson cover)
20. Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

The Fortnightly Playlist, September 10th, 2017

Welcome once again to another edition of the Fortnightly Playlist. This fortnight, I’m featuring a lot of new collaborations and new projects from familiar faces. Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) has a new solo record, and, coming soon, so does Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam). Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are collaborating on a new record, and the first single, Over Everything, is excellent. Also in this edition are the new supergroup Filthy Friends, another single from Shredders, and a track from Bomba Estereo’s new record that features Balkan Beat Box.

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Another collaboration this edition is one of my favorite songs in this collection. Ibeyi’s new single, Deathless, features composer and saxophonist, Kamasi Washington. Ibeyi are twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, whose father was a member of the famous Buena Vista Social Club. Blending Afro-cuban roots and electronic music, they produce something really beautiful and soulful.

One of my personal favorite new discoveries in the last couple weeks has been El Buho. The new EP, Chinampa, strikes that perfect balance between always keeping my interest and having a laid back, relaxing feel. The track I included here, Temporada de Lluvias, exemplefies what I mean. It’s music that you can just get lost in.

The playlist closes with a track from the new LCD Soundsystem album, american dream. What I noticed specifically when I first hear this song was the vocal style. James Murphy often leans toward the Talking Heads influences with his vocals, but here he changes things up and sounds more like Bono than I think I’ve ever heard before.

Let’s talk about this new Filthy Friends project now.  This is the real deal that grew one song at a time. Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) and Bill Rieflin (King Crimson) began by playing covers, then a set of Bowie songs, then contributing a song for a compilation, and now here we are being treated to an excellent debut record, Invitation. 

Other noteworthy releases include a couple local, Seattle releases from ODESZA and Tomo Nakayama, as well as a cut from the upcoming Polyrhythmics release.


1. Pains of Being Pure at Heart – My Only
2. ODESZA – Show Me
3. Beck – Dear Life
4. Filthy Friends – Windmill
5. Matt Cameron – Time Can’t Wait
6. Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett – Over Everything
7. Alvvays – In Undertow
8. Ibeyi – Deathless (feat. Kamasi Washington)
9. Bishop Nehru – Introvertz
10. Otis Reed – Growing Pains
11. El Buho – Temporada de Lluvias
12. Daniel Caesar – Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)
13. Lee Ranaldo – Thrown Over the Wall
14. St. Vincent – Los Ageless
15. Shredders – Flipping Cars
16. Mega Ran – Form School of Feng Shui
17. Vel the Wonder – Woman in the Crowd
18. Bomba Estereo – Quimica (Dance With Me) (feat. Balkan Beat Box)
19. Polyrhythmics – Spider Wolf
20. Ela Minus – Ceremony
21. Daughter – Hope
22. Tomo Nakayama – Fourth of Julivar’s
23. Lina Tullgren – Get Lost
24. Noah Gundersen – The Sound
25. LADAMA – Compared to What
26. Onra – Loyalty
27. LCD Soundsystem – how do you sleep?

The Fortnightly Playlist, August 27th, 2017

This edition is a globetrotter. Artists from Brazil, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon and the USA all contribute to the playlist this time around. Listen here on Spotify

Brittney Parks is a violinist/vocalist hailing from Cincinatti, Ohio, and drawing inspiration from the fiddling styles of Northeast Africa. Her artist name, Sudan Archives, underscores the region that is the source of her stylistic directions. Her new self-titled EP is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional.

Nadia Reid has been a big surprise for me this year. Her record, Preservation, really came out of nowhere for me, and it is so good. Sometimes you listen to singer-songwriters, and you think you’ve heard it all before, but this record is genuine and heartfelt.

Other favorites included here are Jupiter & Okwess, The War On Drugs, Robert Plant, and Yasmine Hamdan.


It is probably foolish of me that I never checked what countries Spotify is available in since that is the platform I’ve been using for these playlists. Realizing that these aren’t shared to many places, I’m now including the full list below:

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Feet Don’t Fail Me
  2. Hollerado – Born Yesterday
  3. Robert Plant – The May Queen
  4. The War On Drugs – Pain
  5. Sudan Archives – Wake Up
  6. Sonreal – Who Care
  7. Jupiter & Okwess – Hello
  8. Frankie Rose – Love In Rockets
  9. Yasmine Hamdan – La Ba’den
  10. Nadia Reid – The Arrow and the Aim
  11. Frances Cone – Unraveling
  12. Wolf Parade – Valley Boy
  13. Everything Everything – Desire
  14. Dent May – Across the Multiverse (feat. Frankie Cosmos)
  15. Sabrina Malheiros – Salve o Mar
  16. The Mynabirds – Golden Age
  17. Miriam Makeba – Murtala
  18. Chad VanGaalen – Mind Hijacker’s Curse
  19. Jupiter & Okwess – Pondjo Pondjo

The Fortnightly Playlist, August 13th, 2017

What I like to do with this is bring attention to hidden gems and lesser knowns. There are some more well-known artists in these, but I enjoy this as a way to share things that you may not hear elsewhere. This edition, I feel, does that pretty well. We’ve got some local focus this time with ODESZA, SassyBlack, Sheer Mag, Briana Marela, and Fazerdaze, and there would be more if Donormaal were on spotify yet. We’ve also got some artists from around the world; Iceland, Denmark, UK, Ghana, New Zealand and Canada are all represented. Listen on spotify here.

One project I’m certainly excited about is Shredders. This include 4 members of Doomtree; Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak, Sims and P.O.S. Two weeks ago I featured a song from their debut 3-song release. This new single has already had some hype around it as it was included in this promo for the HBO show Ballers. It’s also just an outright banger.

Catherine Harris-White aka SassyBlack is another discovery this summer that I’ve gotten very excited about. Formerly a part of the hip-hop duo THEEsatisfaction, SassyBlack’s new release shows a lot of growth in this new album, New Black Swing. Her vocal stylings are a huge highlight.

Other highlights are Fazerdaze, Nadia Reid, Sheer Mag, Public Service Broadcasting and Giants in the Trees (Krist Novoselic’s new band).

Thus far on this blog, I have refrained from making overt political statements. I have let the music speak for itself, and, by what I include, allowed my views to be known. There’s a reason that I like to include world music in some capacity each time. There’s a reason why I include so many different styles. I prefer to stretch myself with my listening habits. Listen to things outside your comfort zone, and you may gain some understanding. It’s like reading a book about something new… you learn. The events of this weekend in my country are absolutely heartbreaking. The fact that people were hurt and killed standing up against a movement of hate – and the fact that our president finds it in himself to attack anyone and everything except this movement of hate – leaves me so angry. Yesterday, I came to a point where I had to make myself turn it all off. I had to close my laptop, turn off the tv, not look at my phone… Here we are, in spite of so much hard work and sacrifice, staring at our same old demons again. I certainly don’t know how to solve this mess. For myself, I pray, and I also find inspiration and hope in the music of some of my favorite artists. At the end of this playlist, I have included a slightly older song. It is Find No Enemy from Akala’s 2009 album, Doublethink, and was also included in last year’s 10 Years of AkalaThanks for reading this far, and enduring my need for an honest post.



  1. Briana Marela – Farthest Shore
  2. Billie Eilish – COPYCAT
  3. Siobhan Wilson – Whatever Helps
  4. Giants in the Trees – Sasquatch
  5. Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs – Tough
  6. Sheer Mag – Meet Me In The Streets
  7. Queens of the Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
  8. ODESZA – Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild)
  9. illuminati hotties – (You’re Better) Than Ever
  10. Public Service Broadcasting – They Gave Me A Lamp
  11. American Authors – I Wanna Go Out
  12. Baby In Vain – Low Life
  13. Mammut – The Moon Will Never Turn On Me
  14. Nadia Reid – Preservation
  15. Fazerdaze – Last To Sleep
  16. SassyBlack – I’ll Wait For You
  17. Algiers – Death March
  18. Shredders – Xanthrax
  19. Kyekyeku – The Ode
  20. Four Tet – Planet
  21. Paper Tiger – Goon System
  22. Akala – Find No Enemy

The Fortnightly Playlist, July 30th, 2017

Great stuff this edition! New singles from Kele Okereke, Afghan Whigs, Briana Marela, Tori Amos and Chad VanGaalen, and new albums from Arcade Fire, Sheer Mag, and Kasabian. Listen here on Spotify.

I am excited for new music from Akala. This new project, Visions, is a bit different. It’s a five song EP that accompanies a comic book. While the song titles are simply chapter numbers, the music definitely stands strong on its own and very much fits in with his previous work. The reason he is one of my favorite artists is his passion for knowledge. His lyrics direct the listener with all kinds of literary and historical references. This gets a strong recommendation from me… and while you’re at it his other material is high quality. His 2015 album, Knowledge is Power Vol. 2, was one of my favorites that year. Here’s a link to his series of book recommendations: Akala’s Great Reads.

I’ve been surprised to see some very negative reviews of Arcade Fire’s new record, Everything Now. Overall, I found the record very satisfying. If I had to criticisize it, then I would say there is, in the middle third of the album, something of a loss of stylistic focus. The shifting genres get a little much, but that’s just the fact that not everything is going to land perfectly when you are trying to push things. I think every track holds up on its own, and also contributes to the overall theme of the album. That is what I’ve come to look forward to in an Arcade Fire album. Perhaps what bothers me is what has always bothered me about grading or ranking albums. People want to boil it down to an “out of 5 stars” or a letter grade, and it’s just not that simple. I recommend Everything Now, and I recommend at least one straight-through listen because they are the type of band to make that worthwhile.

Other personal favorites in this list are Shredders (a project by some of the Doomtree collective: Sims, P.O.S., Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger), Phoebe Bridgers, Kasabian, and Chad VanGaalen. Also, I’d like to share a quick note of congratulations to another longtime favorite, The Tragically Hip, for receiving the Order of Canada this week.


  1. Kele Okereke – Yemaya
  2. Kasabian – Twentyfourseven
  3. The Afghan Whigs – You Want Love
  4. Briana Marela – Feel What I Feel
  5. Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness
  6. Brave Giant – The Time I Met The Devil
  7. Jeremy Pinnell – Different Kind of Love
  8. Pure Luck – Broke, Soaked and Dirty
  9. Tori Amos – Cloud Riders
  10. Chad VanGaalen – Pine and Clover
  11. BRONCHO – Get In My Car
  12. Peter Perrett – Man of Extremes
  13. Akala – Chapter One
  14. Shabazz Palaces – Moon Whip Quaz
  15. Higher Brothers – Why Not
  16. Shredders – Wolfs
  17. Nine Inch Nails – The Lovers
  18. Arcade Fire – Electric Blue
  19. Lo Tom – Find the Shrine
  20. Sheer Mag – Need to Feel Your Love
  21. Akala – Chapter Four

The Fortnightly Playlist, July 16th, 2017

Is there a song that can trasition between jazz-folk-singer-songwriter, Meklit, and electro pioneer, Gary Numan? Yes. It’s Cut Copy’s newest single, Airborne. I’m quite proud of that discovery. All that and more in the playlist this time around.

It’s always interesting to hear a very familiar voice singing an unfamiliar song. The instantly singable melodies of Lo Tom make that even more strange. It’s new, but I felt when I first heard it that I knew it. Lo Tom is a new project fronted by David Bazan with members from Pedro the Lion and Starflyer 59. The full, self-titled album dropped this week, and included here is the first single that was released, Overboard.

Jazz and soul, bright horns, fluttering strings and beautiful melodies… Ethiopian jazz, folk, singer-songwriter, Meklit. There’s so much I’ve been enjoying in her new record, When The People Move, The Music Moves Too. It’s all enhanced by the guest appearances from The Preservation Hall Horns and Andrew Bird.

Other highlights this edition are Pixx, Songhoy Blues, Salt Cathedral, This Is The Kit, and Vertebrae.


  1. Pixx – I Bow Down
  2. Lo Tom – Overboard
  3. Waxahatchee – Never Been Wrong
  4. Com Truise – … Of Your Fake Dimension
  5. Mammut – Breathe Into Me
  6. Songhoy Blues – Sahara (Feat. Iggy Pop)
  7. Mogwai – Party in the Dark
  8. DJ Shadow – Systematic (feat. Nas)
  9. Salt Cathedral – Always There When I Need You
  10. This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
  11. The Districts – If Before I Wake
  12. The Telescopes – You Can’t Reach What You Hunger
  13. Vertebrae – Half The Time
  14. Low Cut Connie – Controversy
  15. Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Kone – Mansa Soyari
  16. Meklit – I Want to Sing for Them All (feat. Andrew Bird)
  17. Cut Copy – Airborne
  18. Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin
  19. Nine Inch Nails – Less Than
  20. Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
  21. Jadea Kelly – On The Water
  22. Olafur Arnalds, Arnor Dan – Take My Leave of You

The Fortnightly Playlist, July 2nd, 2017

Plenty of music to get through in the past couple weeks, and multiple in this edition that are currently among my favorites of the year so far. Notably missing is the new Public Enemy, Nothing is Quick in the Desert, which is not available on Spotify. The album is available to stream or download for free on their bandcamp page, and it is excellent.

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Algiers has something plenty special about them, but there is no way around the fact that one thing stands out… that voice. Franklin James Fisher’s soaring, soulful vocals are at the forefront of the listener’s experience. Even when you try and listen to other aspects, his voice effects how you hear it. It’s haunting in the best way possible, and he manages to keep them recognizable as they shift through a wide range of styles.

The bold, hard-hitting message of Propaganda was a standout find this week. Crooked starts in immediately with cutting and critical, Crooked Ways, and keeps hitting on the same themes of cultural and political divides throughout. It has a dark feel that suits the subject matter, but still somehow maintains determined, grit-your-teeth hopefulness. I highly recommend this one.

Other highpoints this week include Making Movies, John Van Deusen, Rosi Golan, Bocafloja, Manchester Orchestra, and Roger Waters.

Until next time,



  1. The Drums – I’ll Fight For You
  2. Algiers – Cry of the Martyrs
  3. Making Movies – Locura Colectiva
  4. The War On Drugs – Holding On
  5. John Van Deusen – The Bitter End
  6. Aislinn Logan – So Loud
  7. Apache – Basta
  8. Sims – No Getaway (feat. Travla)
  9. Rosi Golan – Underneath
  10. Jen Gloeckner – Breathe
  11. Bonobo – Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
  12. Arcade Fire – Signs of Life
  13. Bocafloja – Arrebato
  14. Propaganda – Slow Cook
  15. Adult Mom – Tenderness
  16. Molly Tuttle – Lightning in a Jar
  17. Steve Earle – Lookin’ for a Woman
  18. Manchester Orchestra – The Gold
  19. The National – Guilty Party
  20. Chastity Belt – Different Now
  21. Melvins – What’s Wrong With You? (Death)
  22. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

First 1/2 Top 3

Here we are halfway through 2017. The second year of creating the Fortnightly Playlist, and the first full year of it appearing here on this blog. At this time of year, I start to think what albums have really stood out to me so far. As usual, there are more great records than I can really include, but there are a few super-standouts for me that I’ll be sharing here. There’s still 6 months left, and plenty of new music on the way, but my top 3 so far might be difficult to break into. I don’t see these dropping out of my top 10 at the year’s end for sure.

#3 – I Am Another You – Making Movies
I was completely blindsided by this record in just the last couple weeks. Thematically, the group focuses in on stories around the immigration and social justice, and does so weaving rock, psychedelia, American roots, and various Latin styles. Incredible guitar hooks and truly fantastic latin percussion make this a great listen.

#2 – Chill, dummy – P.O.S.
This record unlocked a lot of new music for me. I wasn’t all that familiar with P.O.S. or the Minneapolis collective, Doomtree, until hearing P.O.S. do a live set on the radio earlier this year. I really connected with this record, and from there I springboarded into the records that Doomtree had made as a collective, as well as the numerous solo projects of all its members. This record shifts through intense and atmospheric and back again so smoothly, and it holds my interest. I find myself often listening to it straight through in its entirety.

#1 – Life and Livin’ It – Sinkane
Brooklyn-based, London-born, Sudanese Sinkane incorporates such a broad variety of sounds that it is no surprise that this one stands out for me. Catchy keyboard and guitar hooks draw you in on each track. Bright afro-rock, pop, shoegaze, reggae and blues all identifiable at moments in this unique, funky blend, and yet it has a coheseive sound. It covers so much ground, but doesn’t lose itself.

This is my top 3 so far this year, and I’d love to discuss these and other records in the comments. Please, share your own favorites! Here’s a short playlist with a few tracks from each of these, and we’ll be back to The Fortnightly Playlist next week.

Top 3 so far

  1. Sinkane – Deadweight
  2. P.O.S. – Wearing A Bear
  3. Making Movies – Locura Colectiva
  4. Sinkane – Telephone
  5. P.O.S. – Faded (feat. Lady Midnight)
  6. Making Movies – Brave Enough
  7. Sinkane – Passenger
  8. P.O.S. – Thieves/Kings
  9. Making Movies – Tell Me The Truth
  10. Sinkane – The Way
  11. P.O.S. – Infinite Scroll (feat. Open Mic Eagle, Manchita)
  12. Making Movies – Que Hace El


The Fortnightly Playlist, June 18th, 2017

It’s a little hard to even keep up with all the new music right now. Several of the albums featured this time I still haven’t listened to fully. This edition featuress new records from Ani DiFranco, Making Movies, Pickwick, Ride and Jeremy Ylvisaker, and new singles from Arcade Fire, ODESZA, Queens of the Stone Age and Bomba Estereo. I’m excited, and I think this is one of the best lists I’ve put together.

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One of the records that I’ve been looking forward to listening to in full is the Planetarium project that came out last week. The project features Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), American contemporary classical music composer and arranger Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, and Sufjan’s longtime drummer James McAlister. Everything I’ve heard so far is a beautiful blend between classical and modern.

A big discovery for me this week was Kansas City’s Latin/Rock quartet, Making Movies. Catchy Latin grooves, huge rock guitar riffs, high-energy, and a bold message make them one of the most attention-grabbing acts I’ve encountered this year. I highly recommend their new album, I Am Another You.



  1. Rostam – Gwan
  2. The Horrors – Machine
  3. Pickwick – In Time
  4. Son Little – Nice Dreams
  5. Own Light (What Hearts Are For)
  6. Ani Difranco – Zizzing (feat. Justin Vernon)
  7. James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens – Venus
  8. Sims – Time Don’t Fear Me Back
  9. Macklemore – Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
  10. Lorde – The Louvre
  11. ODESZA – Corners of the Earth (feat. RY X)
  12. Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort
  13. Ride – Rocket Silver Symphony
  14. Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do
  15. Algiers – Underside of Power
  16. Jeremy Ylvisaker – Goodbye (Steve Earle cover)
  17. Kelly McFarling – Records
  18. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope the High Road
  19. Kevin Morby – Crybaby
  20. Big Thief – Haley
  21. Making Movies – Brave Enough (feat. Hurray For the Riff Raff, Alaina Moore)
  22. Bomba Estereo – Duele
  23. Portugal, The Man – Number One (feat. Son Little, Richie Havens)
  24. Beth Ditto – Savoir Faire
  25. Prince – Father’s Song