For the third year in a row, I felt like this was a better year for individual songs and singles than it was for albums. I suppose it makes a certain kind of sense in a digital era that the … Continue reading
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Here are the songs that I think are the finest that I had the opportunity to hear in 2012. If you want to see the other 10, go here.
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Tagged 80s synth pop, ABC, Austin Brown, Avant, Billy Ocean, blues, Brandy, Channel Orange, duet, Euro dance pop, Frank Ocean, jackson 5, Keke Wyatt, lina, Lina Loi, Nas, new wave, Pyramids, R. Kelly, R&B, Rahsaan Patterson, solange, soulman, Sy Smith, The Don, torch song, True, Two Eleven, Usher
I love songs that have a subtext that reveals itself after a couple of listens. It makes multiple listens that much more enjoyable. Sy Smith’s Distance is one of these songs. On the first few listens, you think the song … Continue reading