Music For Listeners 12/21/2019
Can You Say Christmas XVI?
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme (MFL Jingle Bells Version)" Michael added jingle bells to the theme from the compilation album 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Willie Nelson-"Pretty Paper" From the album 'Pretty Paper'.
3) Best Coast-"Little Saint Nick" From the digital single for "Little Saint Nick".
4) Charly Bliss-"All I Want For Christmas Is You" From the digital single for "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
5) Beach Bunny-"Last Christmas (Lofi Edition)" From the digital single for "Last Christmas".
6) Honey Hahs-"Golden Christmas" From the digital single for "Golden Christmas".
7) Molly Burch-"Holiday Dreaming" From the brand new album 'The Molly Burch Christmas Album'.
8) The School-"Shouldn't be Alone For Christmas" From the brand new EP 'Christmas'.
9) Au Revoir Simone-"Christmas Time is Here" From the compliation album 'I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas'.
10) Phoebe Bridgers (feat. Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger)-"7 O’Clock News/Silent Night" From the brand new digital single for "7 O’Clock News/Silent Night".
11) Baseball Gregg-"Decade Ender" From the brand new digital single for "Decade Ender".
12) Rice and Beans-"End of the Year" From the digital single for "End of the Year".
13) Oihanna & Tamu-"Por fin Navidad" From the brand new digital single for "Por fin Navidad".
14) Skibunny-"O Come Emmanuel" From the digital single for "O Come Emmanuel".
15) Us And Them-"When The Stars Are Brightly Shining" (Snowflake 21) From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "When The Stars Are Brightly Shining".
16) Superbravo-"La Nuit" (Snowflake 22) From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "La Nuit".
17) Livingmore-"Show Me Light And Love" (Snowflake 23) From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Show Me Light And Love".
18) Francis Lung-"To Make Angels In Snow" From the brand new digital single for "To Make Angels In Snow".
19) Jul på Sunnmørsk-"Det ekje snøv" From the compliation album 'Jul på Sunnmørsk'.
20) Herb Alpert-"Santa Baby" From the compliation album 'The Christmas Wish'.
21) Bing Crosby-"Mele Kalikimaka" From the compilation album 'Merry Christmas'.
22) Stella Donelley-"Seasons Greetings (Radio Edit)" From the brand new digital single for "Seasons Greetings".
23) The Monkees-"What Would Santa Do" From the album 'Christmas Party'.
24) Jeremy Warmsley-"December" From the compliation album 'A Year'.
25) Whyte Horses-"Coldest Night Of The Year" From the AA vinyl 7" single for "Next Year Will Be Mine".
26) Gruff Rhys-"At the End of the Line" From the EP 'Atheist Xmas'.
27) Low-"Blue Christmas" From the album 'Christmas'.
28) The Pogues-"Fairytale Of New York" From the album 'If I Should Fall from Grace with God'.
29) Vernon Garrett-"Merry Christmas Baby" From the digital single for "Merry Christmas Baby".
30) Steve Gray-"Snowmans Stomp" From the compliation album 'Kpm 1000 Series: Light Intimations IV'.
31) Scone Cash Players (Feat. Lee Taylor & John Dokes-"They Say It's Christmas Time (Christmas Time in Brooklyn)" From the vinyl 7" single for "They Say It's Christmas Time".
32) James Brown-"Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year" From the compilation album 'James Brown's Funky Christmas'.
33) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Cassia-'Replica'
Michael's favorite album of 2019. So glad that we found this band as the final booking for our parties up at Lazarus Brewing this past year. Their label Distiller Records tipped us to them, and the rest is history. The band said it was their favorite show of the week, and I was super impressed with their output. This album came out in April, and I was astounded by the songwriting for a debut release. Yeah they sound like early Vampire Weekend, but they also have a huge Paul Simon and reggae influence, so that will surely come out in the final product. All that said, I think I like this album way more than any of the Vampire Weekend albums; which is a bold statement. There is just something about the Afro-beat influence from Manchester that speaks to me more. If they make more albums like this one, then they won't be unknown for long. This album was easily the album I listened to the most in 2019. "Why did you have to look me? Are you aware what it almost did to me. And I'll sink and I'll sink and that's a treat." - Michael - MFL
34) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.