Detective Ars

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03.25.23 WORLD TAG?03.08.23 GODCASTER 2023
02.11.23 Ranking Cymande's 70s songs01.19.23 So like...who asked for a Melodic Black
01.14.23 SYNTHPOP tags: what about them 01.13.23 NEW WAVE TAG SUGGESTION BOX
01.11.23 Theoretically...01.07.23 Noise Rock Rock Noise ZZZZZZZZBBBBBBBBB
12.30.22 22 Songs that defined my 2211.26.22 Psychedelic Sourness
08.22.22 9 Years of Mort.06.11.22 Brainiac Master Ranker
06.01.22 May listens05.06.22 I guess these are my favorite songs fro
05.02.22 Melody's Echo Chamber Ranked04.23.22 Mazzy Star Top 10 I guess
04.02.22 Music Themed Street Names03.31.22 Song of the Day for April
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22 Songs that defined my 22

Yes, only one of these is actually from 2022, duh. Not ranked or whatever. All are 5/5s. Chronological order by release date? lol
Mellow Yellow


Apparently my most listened-to song of the year according to
2Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso


Tropicalia is good
3Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs


Took me too long to try this album
4Os Mutantes
Jardim Elétrico

"Top Top"

Tropicalia is good [2]
5Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

"I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative)"

Morrison does country well
6Dr. John
Desitively Bonnaroo

"Mos' Scocious"

Featuring The Meters as the backup band
7Gal Costa

"A Rã"

RIP Gal Costa/not Tropicalia anymore but so good
8Lavender Country
Lavender Country

RIP Patrick Haggerty/Maybe the best gay-themed album of all time? Find me a better one if you disagree
One Nation Under a Groove


Between One Nation, Standing on the Verge, and Up for the Down Stroke, P-funk was constantly
Christ: The Album

"Birth Control 'n' Rock 'n' Roll"

The 80s continue to be one of my least checked decades somehow?
11Thinking Fellers Uni0n Local 282
Mother of All Saints

"Hummingbird in a Cube of Ice"

This song takes so long to get going but once it's going my god
12Nina Nastasia

"A Dog's Life"

Her shit is usually so dark, but this song is cute as fuck
Tender Buttons

"Michael a Grammar"

Wasn't an initial standout, but now it's my most listened-to on Tender Buttons
Modern Guilt

"Gamma Ray"

Album is underrated for Beck, legit no bad songs on here
15Gazelle Twin
The Entire City


Sad crooning stuff
16of Montreal
Paralytic Stalks

"Dour Percentage"

Everyone needs a "makes me feel bad" classic
17Morgan Delt
Morgan Delt

"Sad Sad Trip"

Easily one of the most engaging of the hypnagogic pop artists I've sampled
Woof Woof

"Sweet Memory"

Classic obnoxious psych stuff
It Is What It Is

"Black Qualls"

Childish Gambino's verse at the end sucks, but the rest of this is wonderful
20Crumb (USA-NY)
Ice Melt

"Ice Melt"

Shoutout to Conmaniac for seeing thse guys with me (and CONversely getting me into them)
21Julia Kwamya
Feel Good About Feeling Bad


Also shout to Robertsona for booking her at a concert, good times
22Melody's Echo Chamber
Emotional Eternal

"Pyramids in the Clouds"

The best song from the only 2022 I'm hard repping this year shhhhh
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