Updated: Mar 12, 2021
Another year, another playlist.
Spotify came up with something new this year, offering its users an overview of their most listened songs and albums. It was no surprise to see that Rihanna topped my playlist. Her album ANTI was an addiction from the time it came out. I never listened to her earlier stuff but, as mentioned in 2015, since her album Talk That Talk in 2012 I have become more of a fan. ANTI particularly officially won me over. Unapologetic really set the way for ANTI, she wasn't going to apologise for no shit then, and she sure isn't now. Every song oozes a distinct vibe with the underlying seductive tone. I love the album as a whole but favourites are Needed Me, Sex With Me (amazingly blunt and fun at the same time), Work (for the island shout out), Same Ol' Mistakes and Pose. Ok that's my fav album, but I did occasionally allow myself to listen to other artists so here it is:
Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool is absolutely amazing
RY X- Dawn
Sylvan Esso- No album in particular, just love them
Meshell Ndegeocello- Only recently discovered her but liked what I heard from her so far
Ariana Grande- Jason's Song (Gave It Away). I don't listen to her music but saw her perform this song with The Roots on SNL and loved it
Amerie- I hadn't listened to her in years until one of her songs came on to one of my playlists and I spent the rest of the afternoon listening to her less well-known tunes.
Angus & Julia Stone- All of their stuff
Willow-ARDIPITHECUS. This came about very randomly, but I'm glad I gave her a listen
Laura Mvula- The Dreaming Room
Fat Freddy's Drop- BAYS
The Strokes- Is This It
Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle
Justin Bieber- Sorry. Listen, I ain't ashamed of anything, so I am saying it: I, too, was a little obsessed with this song last summer. Who doesn't like a good apology song.
BONOBO- Everything they do! I love them
Drake Ft Rihanna- Too Good. I love the island feel of that song
Salute- Gold Rush and My Heart
Izzy Bizu- A Moment Of Madness
Nightmares on Wax- Ground Floor
Lianne La Havas- Blood
Glass Animals- How To Be A Human Being, older tunes too
Solange- A Seat At The Table (A-mazing!)