Playlist July 2020

Sub Focus & Wilkinson – Just Hold On
Vetlove – City Lights
Asking Alexandria – House on Fire
Bring me the Horizon – Parasite Eve
The Pretty Reckless – Death by Rock n Roll
Aly & AJ – Attack of Panic
Bryce Fox – Bodies
Unlike Pluto – Life in a Hole
Haim – Don’t Wanna
Marshmello & Halsey – Be Kind
Jessie Ware – Soul Control
THEY – Count Me In
Zuzu – Skin and Bone
Dabin – Hope it Hurts
Daniel Allan & Naliya – Space
Christine and the Queens – Eyes of a Child
Maya Jane Coles – Would You Kill (4 Me)

Playlist June 2020

Sofi Tukker & Gorgon City – House Arrest
Within Temptation – Entertain You
Enter Shikari – The Great Unknown
Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine
Cage the Elephant – Black Madonna
Ellie Goulding – Power
Lany – Good Guys
G Eazy & Devon Baldwin – Angel Cry
The Killers – Fire in Bone
Saint Raymond – Right Way Round
Izzy Bizzu – Faded
Carly Rae Jepsen – Comeback
Incubus – Karma, Come Back
Aurora – Exist for Love
Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
Two Feet – Call me, I still love you

Playlist May 2020

Kygo – Freedom ft. Zak Abel
Hypanda – Come Back Home ft. Malou
220 Kid – Don’t Need Love ft. Gracey
HAIM – I know alone
Kiesza – All of the feelings
TwoColors – Never Done This
Twenty One Pilots – Level of Concern
PVRIS – Gimme a Minute
Layto – Houndin
Au/Ra – Ideas
The Streets & Tame Impala – Call my phone thinking I’m doing nothing better
Tessa Violet – Bored
Hayley Williams – Dead Horse
Black Atlass – By my side ft. Sonia
Florence and the Machine – Light of Love
Unlike Pluto – Shadow
Jessie Ware – Ooh La La

Playlist April 2020

Nothing but Thieves – Is Everybody Going Crazy?
Penny Harlow – Looking for my mind
All Time Low – Monsters
Haim – The Steps
The Killers – Caution
Ellie Goulding – Worry About Me
Mabel – Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini – The Other Girl
Felix Cartal – Mine
Unlike Pluto – Crawling
The Airborne Toxic Event – Come on Out
Skott – Kodak & Codeine
Black Atlass – Close Your Eyes
Blair Lee – Gladstone
Two Feet – Maria
Hayley Williams – Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris

Playlist March 2020

Enter Shikari – The Dreamer’s Hotel
PVRIS – Dead Weight
King Princess – Ohio
Sean Paul & Tove Lo – Calling on Me
AVIVA – Psycho
Black Atlass – Lie to Me
Two Feet – Grey
Missio – Sing to me
Jessie Ware – Spotlight
The Naked and Famous – Come as you are
Anna Calvi – Dont beat the girl out of my boy
Winona Oak – Lonely Hearts Club
Billie Eillish – No time to die
Lianne la Havas – Bittersweet
Phoebe Bridgers – Garden Song
Sufjan Stevens – The Runaround

Playlist February 2020

Kodaline – Wherever you are
Echosmith – Stuck
Dua Lipa – Physical
Krewella – Greenlights
Hayley Williams – Simmer
Georgia – 24 Hours
Confetti – Ghost
Allie X – Devil I know
Grouplove – Deleter
Editors – Upside Down
The Big Moon – Take a piece
TheFatRat – Rise Up
Grimes – Delete Forever
Matt Berninger & Phoebe Bridgers – Walking on a String
Hosh & 1979 – Midnight

Playlist January 2020

Echosmith – Lost Somebody
The Naked and Famous – Bury Us
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Halsey – You should be sad
The Black Eyed Peas – Ritmo
Circa Waves – Be your drug
Alanis Morisette – Reasons I Drink
Lauv – Changes
La Roux – Gullible Fool
The Big Moon – Barcelona
Kiesza – When Boys Cry
Felix Cartal – Over It (Sunset Mix)
Flora Cash – You Love Me
Skott – Midas
Manilla Killa – All 2 U (Covex Remix)

Music of 2019

Unlike 2018, this year was completely predictable. Everything I expected to happen to me did, every step on the road followed footprints carefully planned at the very beginning.
However, this road isn’t without it’s own little magic; for which the persona laying the footsteps is not actually me ( the persona writing this post ), but a different kind of .. something. I trust ‘It’ because I completely enjoy outsourcing my free will (just kidding :)). Instead, the collaboration has clear rules : ‘It’ is in charge of building the environment and setting the “available” experiences, and I am in charge of feeling and living the reality, making choices as they come along. This collaboration comes from a place of special trust and security and forms the lens through which I perceive reality itself.

All this being said, always, and every step of the way, the headphones are on.

The music of 2019 brought back together all the major influences from the past decade. Power female vocals in Caroline Polacheck, Meg Myers and Lana del Rey; Pop supremacists and perennial suspects Haim, Charli XCX and Marina; Sick guitar riffs maestros : Bring me the Horizon (even sicker live), While she Sleeps and Pvris; Indie resistance leaders Circa Waves, Love Fame Tragedy and Allie X; Timeless, minimal, dreamy downtempo in Grimes, Aurora and Cigarettes after Sex. And last but not least, some sprinkled post punk revival in Fontaines DC.
The 2020s seem to be in good shape, with King Princess and Billie Eilish leading the way, but more importantly even, carrying along such rich legacy from the 2010s.

Coming back to 2019, the top 10 starts off with a reminder to not take it for granted, for ‘Holding a grudge like nobody’s business‘ is the prerequisite to truly enjoying what comes next. ‘4th of July‘ and ‘Hallelujah‘, both act as rays of Light pushing through darkness. And that Light continues its Road, with ‘To Feel Good‘, ‘Running up that Hill‘, and ‘Sunseeker‘ representing how long and hard but playful at the same time It can be. A Road deemed unpredictable (‘Risk‘), demanding (‘Pieces of Us‘) and unrelenting (‘Heavy Metal‘).
And at the end of it, the cake awaits (a human-like in the form of King Princess is preferable). The rewards are ready, so pick the one you want : is it Spiritual enlightenment(‘Prophet‘), Unlimited power and influence (‘”Profit”‘) or Maniacal Love (‘I can only think about you’). Choose your poison wisely.

The solution for the seemingly inescapable impasse is to trust the Road.
For which it is actually endless, just like the Light itself knows no death once it comes into existence. Just like ‘a circle has no end’, the only dystopian nightmare (an ending with no good outcome left on the table) is when you decide the Road stops.

So … the tables are set for the next decade.
Let the games begin.

Best Albums of 2010s

100. Jai Paul – Leak 04-13 [2019]

99. Imagine Dragons – Evolve [2017]

98. Adele – 21 [2011]

97. Cigarettes after sex – Cry [2019]

96. Drake – If you’re reading this, it’s too late [2015]

95. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories [2013]

94. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly [2015]

93. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? [2019]

92. The Weeknd – Starboy [2016]

91. King Princess – Cheap Queen [2019]

90. Disclosure – Settle [2013]

89. Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns [2010]

88. Uffie – Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans [2010]

87. MGMT – Congratulations [2010]

86. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City [2013]

85. James Blake – James Blake [2011]

84. Illenium – Ascend [2019]

83. Foals – Total Life Forever [2010]

82. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It [2016]

81. Tonight Alive – The Other Side [2013]

80. 30 Seconds to mars – Love, Lust Faith and Dreams [2013]

79. Warpaint – Warpaint [2014]

78. Lorde – Melodrama [2017]

77. Taylor Swift – 1989 [2014]

76. Breaking Benjamin – Ember [2018]

75. Caroline Polacheck – Pang [2019]

74. Ellie Goulding – Lights [2010]

73. Beach House – Bloom [2012]

72. Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool [2015]

71. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit [2015]

70. Christine and the Queens – Chris [2018]

69. Sharon van Etten – Remind me Tomorrow [2019]

68. Bombay Bicycle Club – A different Kind of Fix [2011]

67. Within Temptation – Resist [2019]

66. PVRIS – All we know of heaven, all we need of hell [2017]

65. Anathema – Weather Systems [2012]

64. Haim – Something to tell you [2017]

63. Alessia Cara – Know It All [2015]

62. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion [2015]

61. Sleigh Bells – Treats [2010]

60. SBTRKT – SBTRKT [2010]

59. Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man [2012]

58. Halsey – Badlands [2015]

57. Banks – The Altar [2016]

56. Major Lazer – Free The Universe [2013]

55. Hurts – Happiness [2010]

54. Rudimental – Home [2013]

53. Bring me the Horizon – Sempiternal [2013]

52. Amy Shark – Love Monster [2018]

51. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake [2011]

50. The Weeknd – House of Balloons [2011]

49. Marina – Love + Fear [2019]

48. Niki and the Dove – Instinct [2012]

47. Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [2010]

46. Charli XCX – True Romance [2013]

45. Foxes – Glorious [2014]

44. Lianne la Havas – Blood [2015]

43. Rae Morris – Unguarded [2015]

42. Bastille – Bad Blood [2013]

41. Broken Bells – After The Disco [2014]

40. Chvrches – Love is Dead [2018]

39. Tame Impala – Currents [2015]

38. Twenty one Pilots – Trench [2018]

37. Daughter – If you Leave [2013]

36. I Blame Coco – The Constant [2010]

35. Bring me the Horizon – Amo [2019]

34. Fontaines DC – Dogrel [2019]

33. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes [2011]

32. Dead Sara – Dead Sara [2012]

31. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa [2017]

30. Lissie – Catching a Tiger [2010]

29. Royal Blood – Royal Blood [2014]

28. St. Vincent – St. Vincent [2014]

27. PVRIS – White Noise [2014]

26. Arctic Monkeys – AM [2013]

25. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II [2010]

24. Florence and the Machine – High As Hope [2018]

23. Chvrches – The bones of what you believe [2013]

22. Zhu – Generationwhy [2016]

21. Wilkinson – Lazers Not Included [2013]

20. Jamie XX – In Colour [2015]

19. Grimes – Art Angels [2015]

18. Maya Jane Coles – Comfort [2013]

17. Kasabian – Velociraptor! [2011]

16. Polica – Give you the ghost [2012]

15. St. Vincent – Masseduction [2017]

14. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs [2010]

13. Jessie Ware – Devotion [2012]

12. Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine [2014]

11. Lana del Rey – Born To Die [2012]

10. The Naked And Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You [2010]

9. London Grammar – Truth is a Beautiful Thing [2017]

8. MO – No Mythologies to follow [2014]

7. Haim – Days Are Gone [2013]

6. Metric – Art of Doubt [2018]

5. Lorde – Pure Heroine [2013]

4. The Kills – Blood Pressures [2011]

3. Warpaint – The Fool [2010]

2. Meg Myers – Take me to the disco [2018]

1. Grimes – Visions [2012]

Playlist December 2019

The Naked and Famous – Sunseeker
Echosmith – Shut up and kiss me
Bad Sounds – Sympathetic Vibrations
Zella Day – You Sexy Thing
Theophilus London – Pretty
Selena Gomez – Look at her now
Kiesza – You’re the best
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
Snakehips – Summer Fade ft. Anna of the North
Lauv & Lany – Mean it
FKA Twigs – Sad Day
Billie Eillish – Everything I wanted
Grimes – So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth
Haim – Hallelujah