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Every year we talk about doing a “Favorite Songs” list, but we never do because it always ends up being so huge and unwieldy (we like a lot of music, alright?!). But this year we decided to just break down and do it, only here’s the catch: these are our Favorite Songs that DIDN’T appear on any of our Favorite Albums. So no matter how amazing “Cold War” or “Ambling Alp” or “We Used To Wait” might be, they won’t be on this list. Instead this gives us a chance to highlight a bunch of other fantastic artists who rocked our cubicle this year!

They’re in alphabetical order, and without any blurbs, so all you have to do is listen! Enjoy!

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Joanna Head

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of seeing Joanna Newsom perform in Bloomington at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (which is also where I saw this guy – I have a pretty good association with this place). She was, of course, fantastic. Opening was Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes), who’s not only incredibly talented in his own right, but pretty charming to boot. He only played seven songs, but I could have listened to the man for hours.

When Newsom took the stage I was immediately surprised at how dynamic and personable she is. You see, I was first introduced to her by my wife when Ys was new, and as much as I enjoy that record I think it’s whimsical epics made me picture her as a little more… strange I guess? Maybe a little esoteric? I’m not sure. All I can say is that the pleasant and completely personable girl who took the stage in a colorful sundress took me by surprise. The incredible show she put on, however, was not a surprise, and was every bit as great as I’d hoped. The whole night was fantastic, and you can read my quick rundown after the jump.

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