Almost forgot Doves came back last year
I'm late to the Bridgers train, but I'm riding the rails now.
All the National songs played here before (mostly by me) never included this one...unlike the War on Drugs' "Red Eyes" and Courtney Barnett's "Avant Gardener"
In the upper reaches of this list we may hit larger strings of songs that've already been played once (or twice), like Mitski's "Your Best American Girl", Car Seat Headrest's "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" and Grizzly Bear's "Yet Again"
In all seriousness when it comes to songs of 2019 for me this has to be up there
Angélique Kidjo‘s Celia, a contemplation of Celia Cruz’s African roots, might be my favorite album of the year. Maybe I should’ve chosen a video of her singing “La Vida es un Carnaval” or “Bemba Colorá” or “Sahara” for this, but I wanted to showcase Kidjo’s interaction with her audience at her BBC Proms debut this year. I can’t help but smile every time I watch it. This music, this kind of performance draws hearts together. In the weeks to come, I think we could all use a good reason to smile together.
Everybody still likes Charli, right?