Archive for the ‘Singer/ Songwriter’ Category

0185 – Bon Iver – 33 “God” @ 1:58

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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“I’d be happy as hell, if you stayed for tea..”

Between this and the 2 Frank joints, 2016 was “fire emoticon”

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From 22, A Million, released through Jagjaguwar, 2016

0170 Laura Mvula – I don’t know what the weather will be @ 2:13

Friday, October 24th, 2014

“Or if today is all I have to live…”

Someone will be digging for tunes online 40 years from now, find this, and be soooo happy. Such a special record; warm, and built on the shoulders of giants.

I don’t know what the weather will be 2:13 – 2:58

From Sing to the Moon, released through RCA Victor records, 2013

0169 – Sam Smith – Like I can @ 1:37

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

“I never love you like I can”

The chorus hits 3 times in a song that is only 2:47. I’m choosing the middle as the best part so that you recognize how great the chorus is after the first time, and still get another hit before the song is over. So bueno.

Like I Can 1:33 – 1:52

From The Lonely Hour, released through Capitol Records, 2014

0156 Mo Kenney – Sucker @ 0:49

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

“…and now you’re just a memory, of everything I’d hoped you’d be”

I heard the last half of this song on CBC 2 one night, and sought it out. What a gem.

Sucker 0:49 – 1:15

Read more on her website, and check out a nice live performance of the song.

 

0154 James Blake – Overgrown @ 3:35

Monday, July 1st, 2013

“..time passes and the constants stay”

While the bass that opens up this first track of the album is amazing, it’s this big orchestral sound at 3:35 that announces and confirms what he’s all about, and where he’s going.

Overgrown 3:03 – 3:50

From Overgrown, released through Atlas Records, 2013

Related Posts:

http://www.thebestpartsofsongs.com/2011/09/0125-james-blake-deeds-120/

0141 Frank Ocean – Pyramids @ 6:22

Monday, September 24th, 2012

“hit the strip and my bills paid, that keep my bills paid..”

It’s that trumpet part, oh man, sing it Frank. This guy is the next Prince.

Pyramids 6:14 – 6:52

From Channel Orange, released through Def Jam Records, 2012

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The Best Parts of Songs: 0131 Frank Ocean – Thinking About You @ 0:50

0131 Frank Ocean – Thinking About You @ 0:50

Monday, February 27th, 2012

“oh do you not think so far ahead, cause I’ve been thinking ’bout foreva”

Filtered synth and a drum pattern, but this lil ditty has soul.  He’s got an album coming out soon. You gotta respect that he told Kanye he doesn’t want him on the album, and that he’d rather do it on his own.

Thinking about You 0:50 – 1:25

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0125 James Blake – Deeds @ 1:20

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hey, welcome back. Here’s one that’s nice for Fall. I thought this was going to be released on his upcoming EP Enough Thunder, but it’s not showing up on the advance tracklist. Found it on the BBC special that just aired, which has all sorts of gems in there. This one is stand out.

He plays Toronto on Sept. 30th, might want to check it out!

Deeds 1:20 – 1:50 (approx)

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