|Songs About Yearning, Love Lost And Desire|
So here's 11 tracks, most only a few years old and (I believe) all
released in the last decade. With few exceptions, these are
rarely talked about, but all have passionate vocals that I find all
too relatable. Maybe some of these are a bit too sad and maybe
they focus too much on the vocals but these are some favorites I
first heard in the last couple years.
Please check out the youtube clips if you're familiar with the band
but unfamiliar with the song!
Favourite Worst Nightmare
505 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPVBvGzPTRw ). Almost always
the encore played for their shows, this is by far the most emotional song
I've seen from them. Exploding a bit at the end, but displays more depth
than I've ever seen out of these guys.
VOLCANO ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11dfxny7zZw ). Another
stroke of sadness from one of the most underrated and eclectic musicians
of the last couple decades.
In Between Dreams
SITTING, WAITING, WISHING ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=Ffgsf3pqaD8 ). Just a simple man with a guitar - a quintessential
acoustic act that deserves much of the fame he has received.
CARDS AND QUARTERS ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLGYOfQfIMo ).
It's so easy to skip over this song when listening to the album, but this is a
centerpiece to the slower 2nd half of the album that adds so much to the
collection of tracks. If you patiently wait, the song gets more and more
involved until it somehow manages to end both subtly and dramatically.
|5||The Morning Benders|
STITCHES ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDk1xYMqw4E ). Mostly
cheery and perhaps owing too much to Grizzly Bear's sound, these guys
still got fantastic musicianship and probably throw out more soul here than
they have anywhere else.
|6||Mumford & Sons|
Sigh No More
I GAVE YOU ALL ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhlyEqBPcyo ). It's
probably a bad thing when you see a band live that only has 1 song and
they don't play your favorite song... Still, rather than breaking out with the
Banjo, the lyricist takes the leads here, and to me that's an incredibly
welcome change of pace.
|7||My Morning Jacket|
GIDEON ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljdKQ44HZgo ). True pioneers
precursing a lot of what you hear today with Fleet Foxes, et al.
PONYTAIL ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tq7E-6wf5Q ). Loosely, I
may join Lewis on Team Avey Tare, but this is a Panda Bear track very very
worth checking out.
Chutes Too Narrow
PINK BULLETS ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3SCXVI87ws ). Such
an extraordinary album, this particular track just happens to fit the motif of
Wincing The Night Away
A COMET APPEARS ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVutw8DLuD4 ). I
probably have more love for the Shins than anyone else on here. Anyways,
TO BE ALONE WITH YOU ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vgy5g-djuA
). Sufjan hasn't fully sunk in with me, but this song has. Very much so