It’s the end of the year and this week’s Musical Prozac is highly influenced by the seemingly thousands of “Best of the Year” lists I’ve been reading. Here are some of the songs that stood out during my mindless perusing of the internet.
1. “Breezeblocks” by Alt-J
This song first caught my attention on the radio for it’s use of “I’ll eat you up I love you so” — a line from the children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. I had it stuck in my head for days before I finally decided to hum it into Soundhound. It led me to this truly strange video (the man kills his mistress?), and the name of this truly excellent song. Good luck not singing it to yourself for the rest of your life.
2. “The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES
CHVRCHES delivered one of the best synth-pop albums of the year with The Bones of What You Believe. This single is definitely one of the stand outs from the album, made more enjoyable by lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s Scottish accent.
3. “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay
I doubled up on the Christmas music this week because the big day is less than a week a way and I am filled to my eyebrows with Christmas cheer. This song came out a few years ago and instantly earned a permanent place on my Christmas playlist. Coldplay, christmas music, and Simon Pegg dressed as Elvis. What more could you ask for?
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Glee Cast
If this song doesn’t give you goosebumps then you honestly need to get yourself checked out. This is my favourite Christmas song (there are at least three versions of it on my iPod) and this version is one of the best.
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