Today was the day I look forward to each December: Sean from Said the Gramophone posted his 100 favorite songs of the year. It’s full of great songs, as any year end list is, but what sets Sean’s collection apart from all others is the incredible writing that accompanies each track, writing that often describes things so perfectly and succinctly that it’s tough to view the song in any way other than the way Sean describes it, even if you already know and love the song. I hadn’t heard ‘You Only Want It ‘Cause You’re Lonely’ by Parlovr before I hit the play button before it’s entry today, hadn’t read a word about it either, but I will forever think of it in the way Sean describes it:
Such a tiny, elongated indie-rock anthem. Something for an arena the size of a snowglobe, a world where people go melancholy to football games, throwing obsolete engagement rings to the turf.
Yep. That’s a pretty perfect way to put it, kids.
Parlovr released Kook Soul earlier this year. Enjoy.