The Legit Bosses: Best Tracks of the Year (90-81)

90 Jamila Woods: VRY BLK

I’ve no idea why I love this song so much, it’s mostly just a reworking of that irritating ‘Hello Operator’ kids song with more racially conscious lyrics. But it has something, from the alluring wavey intro to the euphoric chorus of ‘I’m very black, black, black/Can’t send me back, back, back/You take my brother, brother, brother/I’ll fight back, back, back’ that gets me evry tm

89 Chairlift: Unfinished Business

Fuck me, that chorus though…

88 Let’s Eat Grandma: Rapunzel

Yeah, there’s no limit on the amount of songs one artist can have, bee tea double-you, hopefully that won’t get too crowded later on. Rapunzel is the absolute best example of the epic scale creepiness that LEG ocasionally touch on in their masterpiece debut. Fuck me, look how young they are: no artist has ever been this good this young since Pele in 1958. Fight me…

 

87 Against Me: Delicate Petite & Other Things I’ll Never Be

86 Danny Brown: Dance in the Water

Not on YouTube, Soundcloud or Spotify unfortunately, so you’ll have to trust me

85 Drake: With You

Buy the record to hear it with vocals! Because Drake is obviously a tight cunt who can’t stand to lose pennies every time someone listens to him on YouTube rather than buying the record!

84 Abi Reimold: Dust

An utterly captivating example of what makes ‘Wriggling’ such a delight, as Ms Reimold repeats the lyric ‘I wanna know what dust take like/I am not immune’ with increasing intensity and insanity

83 D.R.A.M: Cute

Aren’t you tired of life’s endless pitiful chores and painful drudgery. Watch this video. See, don’t want to commit suicide now do you? D.R.A.M is truly a marvel

82 Regina Spektor: Small Bill$

Proof of exactly how good The Spekornator can be when she ignores tweeness and safety for unhinged brilliance

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At 44 seconds when the chillingly bizarre ‘La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la’ backing vocal line kicks in

81 Chance the Rapper: All Night

Dang it, why did I gave to quit drinking just before one of the greatest odes to late night excess was released?

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1:42 ‘Is you is or is you ain’t got gaaaaaaaaas money?/No IOUs or debit cards, I need caaaaaaaash money!’

 

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