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Sput's JAN 2019 Song of the Day

Well, we've made it a full year around the sun doing these lists, and hopefully they don't stop anytime soon! I hope you've enjoyed it so far and that you'll continue to do so, but as always there's no pressure to join in or not either way (: // I'm thinking that this month we'll say goodbye to the last year by naming some of our favorite SOTYs for 2018. Or not! Up to you if you want to join in on the theme, but I'll be naming mine to start us off! Spreadsheet, as always: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yo9Aj7t1IZwG41xFgX9kzIugIsVckENq5RnQace1WDw/edit#gid=1786146415
1Ben Howard
Noonday Dream


January 1st
neekafat
"Nica Libres at Dusk"
My SOTY is one that conjures beautiful nostalgia at the flick of its wrist, not of a specific time period or sound, but one of personal meaning. Of a place, or a person, or a feeling. It's moving, so full, so lush, and goddamn does it hit the spot every single time. I hope it fucks you up as much as it does me, though I warn you, it is a bit of a grower.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7LN-jeyVPs

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.6
bgillesp: 4.3
Egarran: 4.5
BlazinBlitzer: 3.9
Dylan620: 4.1
Minushuman24: 3.6
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.9
RunOfTheMill: 3.3

AVG: 3.856 (9 votes)
2Panopticon
The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness


January 2nd
BlazinBlitzer
"The Moss Beneath the Snow" (Blackened Folk)
A... post metal? post rock? post folk? number that builds up and explodes over its majority. Arguably my favorite song of 2018 and one that lets you immerse yourself in its atmosphere and natural flows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9AT3Uo3qyg

neekafat: 4.2
Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.8
bgillesp: 4.3
Egarran: 2.8
Dylan620: 3.6
Minushuman24: 3.9
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.1
RunOfTheMill: 3.5

AVG: 3.467 (9 votes)
3Typhoon (USA-OR)
Offerings


January 3rd
bgillesp
"Ariadne"
The violin swells in towards the end for the absolute greatest catharsis and it wraps up the third movement of the album perfectly. I knew this album was a 5 The moment I heard the prereleases first movement back in October of 2017 and this only helped to confirm that assumption. This song and album cements Typhoon as one of my all time favorite bands and one of 3 bands/artists I’ve given multiple 5s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXDpGjnBm-Q

neekafat: 4.4
Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.8
Egarran: 3.2
BlazinBlitzer: 4.1
Dylan620: 3.4
Minushuman24: 3.0
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.0
RunOfTheMill: 2.5

AVG: 3.322 (9 votes)
4Mid-Air Thief
Crumbling


January 4th
ArsMoriendi
"Gameun Deut" (dream folk idk)
Zombie rules so he got me to check this album.
https://youtu.be/hGzFYZsM1lc

neekafat: 4.1
Papa Universe: 3.5
bgillesp: 4.2
Egarran: 3.3
Dylan620: 3.8
Minushuman24: 3.9
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.7
BlazinBlitzer: 3.7

AVG: 3.775 (8 votes)
5Theo Katzman
Heartbreak Hits


January 5th
DinosaurJones
"My Heart is Dead" (Rock/Power-Pop)
Though the live version is arguably better, the recorded version is fine. It's a simple song, nothing groundbreaking, but every once in awhile, I just find this sort of thing refreshing. Also, I truly dig Theo's voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkalja2C7Fk

neekafat: 4.1
Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.5
bgillesp: 3.9
Egarran: 2.8
Dylan620: 2.4
BlazinBlitzer: 2.1
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.1

AVG: 2.988 (8 votes)
6Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)


January 6th
JohnnyoftheWell
"Famous Prophets (Stars)"
Absolutely astounding indie epic that improves vastly on an already solid original version, here's a link:
https://youtu.be/lwj24E44Dak

neekafat: 3.6
Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 3.9
bgillesp: 3.8
Egarran: 3.0
Dylan620: 5.0
butcherboy: 1.7
BlazinBlitzer: 3.4

AVG: 3.425 (8 votes)
7Damien Jurado
The Horizon Just Laughed


January 7th
Papa Universe
"1973" (singer-songwriter)
since we're throwing our SOTY out there, here's mine. best lyrics of the year, hands down (especially the line about the telephone ring).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARv4BsFthI

neekafat: 3.9
ArsMoriendi: 3.4
bgillesp: 3.9
Egarran: 3.3
BlazinBlitzer: 4.0
Dylan620: 4.2
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.7

AVG: 3.771 (7 votes)
8Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You


January 8th
Metalrain
"Terminus"
October All Over had a great reception, so I'll rec something a little more out there. 9 minutes split into three distinct section with all kinds of genres mixing. It's no metal, but just as intense emotionally.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcA1H7m8xw0

neekafat: 4.3
Papa Universe: 4.5
ArsMoriendi: 4.1
Egarran: 4.0
BlazinBlitzer: 3.8
Dylan620: 3.1
JohnnyoftheWell: 4.2

AVG: 4.000 (7 votes)
9Brian Fallon
Sleepwalkers


January 9th
Minushuman24
"Etta James"
Maybe I'm overly sentimental, maybe I enjoy overly emotional music, maybe I love Fallon's music too much, but this song hit me in the chest hard and I'd say it's one of his very best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPKll4u5kWY

neekafat: 3.4
Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.4
Egarran: 2.7
BlazinBlitzer: 3.6
Dylan620: 3.5
JohnnyoftheWell: 3.3

AVG: 3.129 (7 votes)
10Daz Dillinger
Dazamataz


January 10th
Drifter
"West Coast" [G-funk]
Description: While he may have started back on Dr. Dre's The Chronic in 1992, Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound is still active and making tight music. This is the near-closer on his double album from 2018 and is one of my favorite songs from him. Smooth G-Funk from one of the best in the genre. He's not trying to impress anyone; he's just making enjoyable music.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7yT7keSNf8

neekafat: 2.6
Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.5
Egarran: 2.5
Dylan620: 2.7

AVG: 2.660 (5 votes)
11Plini
Sunhead


January 11th
UndraL5Z
"Opening" [Djazz AKA Djent x Jazz]
Djazz at it's finest bois, only explanation needed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH0Z-JeFbr4

Papa Universe: 2.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.3
Egarran: 3.0

AVG: 2.933 (3 votes)
12Sonny Sharrock
Black Woman


January 12th
butcherboy
"Portrait of Linda in three colours, all black.."
A wrenching and wild tune from the experimental jazz guitarist and his wife Linda whose vocals are fucking incredible..
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkiBIvgl9k

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 4.5
Egarran: 4.0

AVG: 4.000 (3 votes)
13Husky Loops
EP1


January 13th
ZombieToyDuck
"Dead"
A pretty experimental rock outing with a killer bass groove that packs a wallop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG359aNtQ20

ArsMoriendi: 3.6
14A Forest of Stars
The Corpse of Rebirth


January 14th
Egarran
"Premature Invocation"
But this one has a nice dreamy flute intro everyone can enjoy.
https://youtu.be/4FbIL7XogNs

ArsMoriendi: 3.0
15Hookworms
Microshift


January 15th
Dylan620
"Ullswater" [krautrock/indie pop]
An addictive, relentlessly catchy monolith of a pop song with an engrossing atmosphere and quite possibly the best chorus of 2018. Perfect music for driving, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLK9Y49LrOE
16L7
The Best Of The Slash Years


January 16th
ArsMoriendi
"I Came Back to Bitch" by L7 (grunge)
A band that hasn't had a full release since the 90s. Pretty good comeback song, though their 2017 single "Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago" was much better actually... oh well, it's a 2018 theme!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn-WeNvuGCE
17Gosta Berlings Saga
Detta Har Hant


January 17th
bgillesp
"Nattskift"
This track is Animals As Leaders before they were cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxaCeJGBVvM
18Shinsei Kamattechan
Tsumanne


January 18th
Egarran
"Qyurrus" [weird pop]
Hoo boy! Was trawling new releases for 2. non-metal rec and it was a thankless task, but I did come upon ""
It's basically Julian Casablanca masturbating with sounds, but I know y'all are into that.
https://youtu.be/-NHmwmqB_H0
19Color TV
Color T.V.


January 19th
"Uggo" {Punk}
Here's another short and fast track by these guys, they put out their debut lp last year and it's pretty tight. This is my favorite on the album, short and catchy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19gz5cBJglg
20James Brown
20 All Time Greatest Hits!


January 20th
JohnnyoftheWell
"Kuroi Tamago"
Misanthropic Japanese noise-pop, catchiest pitch-shifted chorus ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpePpbSqCGw
21Magazine
Real Life


January 21th
Papa Universe
"Shot By Both Sides"
a classic tune. a classic, you hear me?!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybUqM8jf3mU
22Horse Jumper of Love
Horse Jumper of Love


January 22nd
anarchistfish
"Orange Peeler"
Thought I'd discovered this song on one of these lists but seems not (ignore it if I actually did). Love this indie rocky-shoegaze tune, which has slowly infected my ears over the last few months.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk0GA2bwZGw
23Pinegrove
An Audiotree Live Session


January 23rd
ZombieToyDuck
"Cadmium (Live)"
It's not every day that a live version outdoes the album version but this one takes the cake. The inviting off-kilter guitar melodies, bumping bass and standout vocals with meticulous songwriting make for an inevitably impressive song with tons to love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m9seMcVW34
24The Gathering
Mandylion


January 24th
Metalrain
"Leaves"
Just saw Anneke van Giersbergen live and she did a beautiful acoustic rendition of this song. Some more happy sounding doom metal with a lot of good cheese. I don't know how this one will go over, but it's really fun if you get into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5N4fgyfApg
25Avantdale Bowling Club
Avantdale Bowling Club


January 25th
Dylan620
"F(r)iends" [hip hop/jazz]
I already rec'd my 2018 SOTY back in April, and my first rec of this month was my runner-up... so here's the song that rounds out my top 3! A moving, thought-provoking jazz rap odyssey about the effects drugs can have on users and friends/family thereof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo4tooLNWN4
26Anna von Hausswolff
Dead Magic


January 26th
neekafat
"The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra"
Well, my 2nd fave song from 2018 is from the same album as the 1st... and I already rec'ed my 3rd earlier this year... and I don't know what my 4th is but I know that this has been growing like crazy and I getting dangerously close. I know we've heard one by her before but this is far more to the point, building to a cataclysmic and terrifying climax. Also the video is awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nre0hcDz5TI
27Tribe Society
27


January 27th
2828th Day
Complete Recordings


January 28th
29Ryan Adams
29


January 29th
30Thirty Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds To Mars


January 30th
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January 31st
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