I fear that you’ll hate anything I’ll submit due to the content of the posted list. But, even I have a soft spot for “September” and “A Song for You”. I didn’t know Leo Sayer at all before this, I liked it. I’m not certain how I feel about the Brothers Johnson tune. If nothing else, it’s mighty smooth. Even the 5 minute version seems to go by quickly.
But, knowing that, I will still submit the first 7 songs that I love dearly that were released in the last 10 years, excluding the harshest/heaviest things that come to mind. I’ll divide it up into groups that you “maybe” “probably” and “almost certainly” won’t like. If ya hate it, go ahead and say it. There’s no accounting for taste, and no way to prove one of us wrong.
Alabama Shakes Pocket Change
Jake Bugg Lighning Bolt
The Cush Summer’s Gone
Dos “New Year’s Waltz” (link broken because if you don’t fast forward to 36:19, you’re gonna hear a conversation that’s at least partially about un-gelded goat sexuality)
The Watt From Pedro Show is the only online link for this song I can find. As stated above, you have to fast forward to 36:19 to hear it. Watt’s a great musician, and his ex-wife Kira is the other half of the all-bass duo, but he can wander into blue areas in his podcast. His podcast is varied and wild, even if it always seems to start with Coltrane.
St. Vincent Birth in Reverse
Piss Test No Money (hey, if you hate it, it’s only 1:12 long)
Dan Deacon Okie Dokie