Did I miss a favorite songs thread this (past) year? I'm late to everything recently, because I haven't been able to listen to music at work. Aside from me being addicted to the new GYBE album, and thinking the stupidest album title of all time was actually really good (Put Your Back N 2 It), I've been digging on Father John Misty's album.
He's got that smooth jazzy soft rock sound of the early 80s going on, more specifically, Hall and Oates. They were my Steely Dan, who would have been my Hall and Oates if I was six years older.
My favorite song is "Nancy From Now On" which is obviously not on par with Hall and Oats lyrically, but it is the same sound. It's like a combination of "Sara Smile" and "I Can't Go For That." It's probably my second favorite song of the year, behind "Five Seconds."
He's also J. Tillman and the former drummer for the Fleet Foxes, if you don't know, and you need a reason to hipster hate him.
I Can't Go For That and Sara Smiles
I meant to post the favorite songs thread a while ago. I made my list up to like 80 songs, then quit. Maybe this weekend.
People just italicize everything because they know something has to be italicized.
A major work is italicized, i.e. an album, book, collection, etc. A minor work is put in quotation marks, i.e. a song, story, poem, etc. An artist's name is made bold, size 35.55 font, red print, comic sans. That's MLA standard.