104 Let’s Eat Grandma: Uke 6 Textbook
It’s the album’s opening track– yeah?- only played on ukulele. That kind of shit is always going to play well to me
103 DIIV: Under the Sun
That freaking riff though! How do we not all hate this song due to it being inescapable?? What is wrong with the world!!
102 Ital Tek: Jenova
101 Luke Haines: Bomber Jacket
I’ve no idea why I love this song so much, but I do, so shut up
100 Pusha T: F.I.F.A
‘Drug money kicked around like it’s F.I.F.A’. I have to admit, I much preferred this song when I believed it was taking a satirical swipe at the corruption and dark dealings of the football overlords, rather than simply making a simple reference to ‘kicking’ and probably more to do with the video game. Still, a certified banger nontheless
99 Tourist: Run
How come YouTube covers up the naughty bits in this video, but lets them all hang out when Justin Timberlake* or that sex pest with the ginger beard is involved? Is this video pornographic? Am I a pervert?
*Women have had their bazongas out in Timber’s video, I should specify: Justin’s penis is as of time of writing unavailable to view on YouTube
98 Jenny Hval: Period Piece
97 Yeasayer: Uma
The slower track on the utterly amazing ‘Amen and Goodbye’ album that stands out as it proves how beautiful the band can be
96 Mitski: Happy
Although on another day I might have gone for Your Best American Girl, it really is a superb album
That bit about 57 seconds in when the killer melody kicks in: ‘Oh if you’re going take the train/So I can hear it rumble, one last rumble’
95 Skepta: It Ain’t Safe
94 Esperanza Spalding: Earth to Heaven
One of the frequent moments on the album where Ms Spalding masterfully marries musical genius with just the right amount of crazy
93 Virginia Wing: Lily of Youth
Aw, Aw, Aw, Aw, Aw-Oh-U-Woah!
92 Kevin Morby: I Have Been To The Mountain
The album was largely forgettable, but it did contain one absolute storming banger of a track
2:01, Oh you brought a choir?! How thoughtful!
91 Kate Tempest: Whoops
I was initially in two minds whether to include this track on the list of Legit Bosses, but it gets better and better each time I hear it. It’s Tempest’s take on a Streets-like tale of working class debauchery, though telling that while Skinner would tell it like it was someone’s one night a week of touching the stars, Kate ensures that it’s merely a tale of depressing waste
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