Totally agree. I think a lot of this comes down to listening habits (and options), too. Back in the olden days of tapes and CDs, there was more a focus on the full album. In the era of streaming services and the 69-cent single, even strong albums are overlooked. Plus it’s just a lot easier to skip around or shuffle; I know my attention span has changed and it often takes me a lot longer and a lot more effort to appreciate some releases.
Wow. I don’t envy having to put this list together–so many songs from which to choose–but no Player’s Ball or Rosa Parks, and Hey Ya at number one?
Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing? Not in this case.
A new full-length from Phantogram would be top 5 for me.
I will pay allegiance to any year-end list that has the wherewithal to include The Quakers and/or Aesop Rock. Excluding The Source as the source.