Sunday, December 13, 2015

Top 30 Records of 2015: Song of the Year

When I first started putting together my favorite records of the year list in my head a few months ago, one release really stood out to me as the best thing to come out in 2015.  There was only one problem...it was a single.  This one song really hit home with me and was one that I continued to go back to, over and over and over again.  This song was not only great musically as an almost ballad, but it's lyrics spoke directly to the state of the world is such a poignant and touching way that it perfectly expressed my frustrations and disappointments with modern life and the missed opportunities of our human potential as a society.  In other words, this shit is deep.

The band released another excellent single in 2015 with rumblings of a new record that just never came to fruition (though they have been hitting the studio recently according to posts on various social media outlets).  Based solely on the two songs they released this year, I have a feeling that record would have ended up on the top of my list and if a new record does drop in 2016 it is sure to rank very highly on next year's list.

Honorable Mentions; 30-21; 20-11; 10-1

The Song of the Year for 2015 is "Let The Boys Be Girls" by Two Cow Garage.
From my review --
Tow Cow Garage's latest single “Let The Boys Be Girls” is a poignant, tour de force of songwriting perfection. The song touches on elements of frustration, desperation, and yearnings of being free, perfectly expressing the tension in the air in modern-day America.
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Two Cow Garage has always had a way with words, capturing heartbreaking and passionate emotions and sentiments in their lyrics, driven home by the perfect musical accompaniment, but they have truly outdone themselves this time. “Let The Boys By Girls” is certainly the front-runner for song of the year, if not the decade. If this song is any indication of the EP that is to come, then hold on to your hats because Two Cow Garage is just getting started and may very well become the most important band in the world.

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