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Sput's DEC 2018 Song of the Day

Hell yeah bros, ya boi Neek is back on the throne again! Gimme your recs, you know the deal: Song, Album, Artist, Link and a lil write up if you like! Let's coast these lists smoothly on into the New Year! This month I'll carry on the themes that RunOfTheMill implemented last month, but for this month let's go for something a little more cheery. We'll build off of his with some tunes that might come from a place of darkness or sorrow, but ultimately have a more hopeful tone in the end. Of course not necessary, just trying to not have things be as much of a downer while we head into 2019 (; Oh and damn almost forgot, here's the spreadsheet! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yo9Aj7t1IZwG41xFgX9kzIugIsVckENq5RnQace1WDw/edit#gid=1865222743
1Coldplay
Kaleidoscope


December 1st
neekafat
"All I Can Think About Is You"
A return to some of the darker, folkier roots of the Parachute days combined with the thick and hazy atmospheres they've been using as of late, before breaking out into one of the most gorgeous and uplifting sounds they've ever put out. This song (and a couple others off the EP, you should check it!) cements itself as a return to form for the band and a good day to be a Coldplay apologist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLNG0WnGsI

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.7
bgillesp: 3.1
Metalrain: 3.3
Minushuman24: 3.1
Egarran: 2.5

AVG: 3.033 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.372
2HMOT
Oneirology


December 2nd
JustJoe
“Tartu”
https://hmotology.bandcamp.com/track/tartu

Papa Universe: 2.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.6
bgillesp: 3.6
neekafat: 4.1
Metalrain: 2.5
Minushuman24: 2.5
Egarran: 2.7

AVG: 2.929 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.650
3Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica


December 3rd
ArsMoriendi
"Ella Guru" blues rock/outsider music)
This song is jubilant as hell. He's in love with a guru girl! It's weird as hell like my last rec, so I expect low scores. Kinda makes me wanna vomit in a good way. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZULn9R2Dk

bgillesp: 3.5
neekafat: 2.4
Papa Universe: 2.5
Metalrain: 2.7
Minushuman24: 2.7
Egarran: 2.5

AVG: 2.717 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.402
4Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
A Call To Arms


December 4th
Minushuman42
"It's a Wonderful Life" (folk punk)
For me this is the song that plays in my head when I am with someone that I have feelings for, as lame as that is. But it's a beautiful little bittersweet love song that touches me deeply.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MpvIjaFu_k

ArsMoriendi: 3.1
neekafat: 3.4
Papa Universe: 3.5
bgillesp: 3.4
Metalrain: 4.0

AVG: 3.480 (5 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.327
5Murder By Death
The Other Shore


December 5th
"Travelin' Far"
Really somber tone but hopeful too. A nice short track for y'all.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mOjNWD-zrYQ

neekafat: 4.2
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 3.5
Metalrain: 4.5
Minushuman24: 4.0

AVG: 4.040 (5 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.365
6Paradox
Riot Squad


December 6th
Metalrain
"Suburban Riot Squad"
This is probally gonna have a horrible reception. From one of those 'comeback' modern thrash metal bands, this has a lot of energy which I just can't resist. Doesn't have anything to do with the theme, but it's just such a fun jam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Vd_h4HOaI

ArsMoriendi: 2.5
bgillesp: 1.7
Minushuman24: 2.3
Papa Universe: 3.0
neekafat: 3.4
Egarran: 3.0

AVG: 2.650 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.609
7Magnolia Electric Co
Magnolia Electric Co


December 7th
Drifter
"Farewell Transmission" [Country/Rock]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=malJUMz2A9Y

ArsMoriendi: 3.1
Metalrain: 3.5
Minushuman24: 3.7
Papa Universe: 3.5
bgillesp: 4.4
neekafat: 3.9
Egarran: 3.2

AVG: 3.614 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.441
8Judy Nylon and Crucial
Pal Judy


December 8th
butcherboy
Judy Mowatt - "Black Woman" (artist/album not in database)
queen of Caribbean dancehall..
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHUQg5rvBEg

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.0
bgillesp: 4.1
neekafat: 3.6
Metalrain: 3.0
Minushuman24: 3.8
Egarran: 3.5

AVG: 3.500 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.400
9Stella Luna
Stargazer


December 9th
Aberf
"Antares"
I am just lost and drifting around. Yet I am still hopeful.
https://youtu.be/xfT6pknycwc

ArsMoriendi: 2.8
bgillesp: 3.9
neekafat: 3.9
Papa Universe: 3.5
Metalrain: 3.3
Minushuman24: 3.3
Egarran: 4.0

AVG: 3.529 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.435
10Melechesh
Sphynx


December 10th
Egarran
"Apkallu Counsel"
This is black/thrash but it makes me feel much joy because it gets so desert groovy. I think it's about escaping a sandstorm on a really badass camel.
https://youtu.be/JetylIdjrzc

bgillesp: 3.8
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.5
neekafat: 3.9
Metalrain: 3.7
Minushuman24: 3.0

AVG: 3.483 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.598
11Rodriguez
Coming from Reality


December 11th
Papa Universe
"Cause" (singer-songwriter)
one of the saddest songs ever. still with a hopeful tone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFkc19T3Dk

ArsMoriendi: 3.1
neekafat: 4.1
bgillesp: 4.1
Metalrain: 4.2
Minushuman24: 4.0
Egarran: 3.2

AVG: 3.783 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.496
12Siouxsie and the Banshees
Tinderbox


December 12th
RunOfTheMill
"Party's Fall"
It's hard to tell what the lyrics are about, but I feel it's about cheering up a lonely friend.
https://youtu.be/0aGaet_ZnxM

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.6
neekafat: 3.8
bgillesp: 3.9
Metalrain: 4.0
Minushuman24: 4.0
Egarran: 2.5

AVG: 3.614 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.527
13Temple of the Dog
Temple of the Dog


December 13th
Dylan620
"Times of Trouble" [alt-rock/grunge]
A powerful yet soothing anti-suicide anthem from my favorite vocal album of all time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMmIdAsumE

Papa Universe: 3.0
ArsMoriendi: 3.9
neekafat: 4.2
bgillesp: 4.0
Metalrain: 3.8
Minushuman24: 3.8
Egarran: 3.7

AVG: 3.814 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.398
14Lofty305 & Cheezus 3
Pussy Portal


December 14th
BigLofty
"Airwave" (Album doesn't exist on sput)
Descrip: idk i like to swear at the list mod tho
https://poshplasma.bandcamp.com/track/airwave

ArsMoriendi: 2.2
neekafat: 2.6
Papa Universe: 2.0
bgillesp: 3.2
Metalrain: 2.0
Minushuman24: 2.0
Egarran: 2.5

AVG: 2.357 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.447
15The Mad Capsule Markets
The Mad Capsule Markets - 010


December 15th
Dewinged
"Fly High"
A bird told me you need a rec so how about this to lift your spirits and pump your blood:
https://youtu.be/PszslK6TTmI

neekafat: 4.2
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.9
bgillesp: 3.8
Metalrain: 4.5
Egarran: 3.4
Minushuman24: 4.1

AVG: 3.843 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.538
16The Mackrosoft
Snakerhythms


December 16th
ZombieToyDuck
"Snakerhythms"
A jazz track that utilizes electronic glitches and record scratching with some speedy drums beats and some spastic sax playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzWL7q-UEO8

neekafat: 4.2
ArsMoriendi: 3.7
Papa Universe: 3.5
bgillesp: 3.8
Egarran: 3.0
Metalrain: 3.0
Minushuman24: 3.6

AVG: 3.543 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.431
17Sufjan Stevens
Mystery of Love


December 17th
BlushfulHippocrene
"Tonya Harding"
Perhaps not the cheeriest of songs, but one of the most hopeful I've ever heard put to record. An attempt to vindicate (or, at least, understand) someone who lost the trust and support of millions. A shame she was too bitter to listen to the song herself before judging it, but regardless: a beautiful, beautiful feat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvVjWR3zTQ

neekafat: 4.2
Papa Universe: 4.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.7
bgillesp: 3.4
Egarran: 2.8
Metalrain: 2.5
Minushuman24: 3.4

AVG: 3.357 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.763
18Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps


December 18th
neekafat
"Scott Street"
Alright, well I've done so much talking about her that it's a cliche at this point but I better put the final nail and the coffin and rec her in the SOTD thread. That being said, I think this really nails the theme for this week and is one of the most quickly accessible tunes on an album that's a crazy big grower. This is one of my most listened to albums and is on the fast track to being a 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM1t8H_PE78

Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.5
bgillesp: 4.1
Egarran: 3.5
Dylan620: 4.7
Metalrain: 4.0
Minushuman24: 3.8

AVG: 3.729 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.680
19Banana Men
Banana Men


December 19th
budgie
Banana Rays - "Silver Bullett"
"H*ck your rules" -budgie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFD07glb_qQ

neekafat: 3.9
Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 2.0
bgillesp: 3.3
Metalrain: 3.0
Minushuman24: 3.2
Egarran: 2.6

AVG: 3.071 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.621
20Anacrusis
Screams and Whispers


December 20th
Metalrain
"Release"
Some more metal for everyone, let's hope this one does a bit better. It's a more mid paced power ballad style song with vocals from Kenn Nardi, which I rec'd in one of the previous months. Some skilled instrumentation and good use of harsh/soft vocal style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axfHv3CzPNM

neekafat: 4.0
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.4
bgillesp: 3.8
Minushuman24: 3.3
Egarran: 2.4

AVG: 3.317 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.755
21Get Well Soon
The Horror


December 21st
Papa Universe
"The Horror" [neo-orchestral-pop]
all the whimsy of a psychological Disney fairytale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anzfuVA48M0

neekafat: 4.1
ArsMoriendi: 3.5
bgillesp: 4.0
Metalrain: 3.8
Egarran: 3.0
Minushuman24: 3.5

AVG: 3.650 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.404
22The Home Team
Better Off


December 22nd
bgillesp
"She's Quiet"
This is from a fresh new pop punk act that really deserves a lot more recognition. The song is my favorite off their debut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNIc4RuYeRk

neekafat: 3.0
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.3
Egarran: 2.6
Metalrain: 2.5
Minushuman24: 3.0

AVG: 2.900 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.607
23Castevet
Obsian


December 23rd
osmark86
"The Curve"
very unique black metal mixed with other genres (post-hardcore? sludge? I dunno...) that is perfectly executed. some really fantastic and original riffs that manages to sound both atmospheric and crushing at the same time imo. I like when artists think outside the box, and these guys damn well did while they still penned tunes together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrnFb7ExiHk

neekafat: 3.7
Papa Universe: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 2.9
bgillesp: 3.3
Egarran: 4.0
Metalrain: 4.0
Minushuman24: 2.8

AVG: 3.529 (7 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.528
24Captain Beyond
Captain Beyond


December 24th
Egarran
"The Raging River Of Fear" [70s rock]
2. rec is not a title that inspires joy, but I can't stop smiling through this song. The cowbell doesn't hurt.
https://youtu.be/O9_pDY8SSBQ

neekafat: 3.7
Papa Universe: 3.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.4
bgillesp: 3.5
Metalrain: 4.0
Minushuman24: 3.5

AVG: 3.600 (6 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.219
25The Smashing Pumpkins
Rarities & B-Sides


December 25th
ArsMoriendi
"Christmastime"
Also can you make sure my rec is on Christmas cuz I picked a Christmas song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJ36-y5bjg

neekafat: 3.4
Papa Universe: 3.0
bgillesp: 3.8
Metalrain: 2.5
Minushuman24: 2.9

AVG: 3.120 (5 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.497
26Hop Along
Bark Your Head Off, Dog


December 26th
Minushuman42
"How Simple"
This song haunts every math exam I have taken since I heard this for the first time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOZx5T1zDf0

neekafat: 4.6
ArsMoriendi: 3.6
bgillesp: 4.3
Metalrain: 3.5

AVG: 4.000 (4 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.535
27Birds In Row
We Already Lost The World


December 27th
ZombieToyDuck
"Love Is Political"
An absolutely relentless hardcore offering, screeching with throat ripping screams, bombastic bass riffs, wild drumming and noisy guitars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5waIw67ka8

neekafat: 3.3
ArsMoriendi: 1.8
bgillesp: 4.2
Minushuman24: 3.8

AVG: 3.275 (4 votes)
Std. Dev.: 1.050
28Fluisteraars/Turia
De Oord


December 28th
Papa Universe
"Oeverloos"
hands down the best black metal song this year and something to keep ArsMoriendi annoyed
https://fluisteraars.bandcamp.com/track/oeverloos-fluisteraars

neekafat: 3.4
ArsMoriendi: 3.0
bgillesp: 4.0
Minushuman24: 3.7

AVG: 3.525 (4 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.427
29BUCK-TICK
Kurutta Taiyou


December 29th
Metalrain
"Sakurai"
Next year I'll be real bussy, so I won't have much time to rec things. So why not rec my favorite song now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7__ZsHBJNo

neekafat: 4.1
ArsMoriendi: 2.6
Minushuman24: 3.3

AVG: 3.333 (3 votes)
Std. Dev.: 0.751
30Grapetooth
Grapetooth


December 30th
Minushuman24
"Hangover Sq." {indie rock}
My good friend from Ohio recommended me this track last month. It's just a nice, enjoyable, yet relatively unknown track. Kinda reminds me of coasting around in a car for fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv8P5qC3Hxw

neekafat: 3.4
ArsMoriendi: 2.9
31Peter Gabriel
Us


December 31st
neekafat
"Secret World"
This song is more of a grower than anything, so I don't expect this to click immediately with a lot of you (especially all you cynics out there), but the way it speaks about the devastating loss of a relationship is so powerful yet inherently hopeful that it's done wonders for me in the wake of my mom and step-dad's divorce, and I hope it touches you all in a similar way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97uTa1qVK5U

ArsMoriendi: 3.2
Minushuman24: 4.1
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