- All songs sent in between TSC 226 to 264 are eligible
- This is based on my personal opinion - I mean there's a reason it's MY LIST. Please do not take any offense from what I think of. Strictly my own thoughts
- Contrary to some weird belief, I don't believe that my music taste is better than anyone else's, although I have no idea if it's useful to post that because every year there are some idiots crying about their songs not being appreciated enough. This list is for you all to have some fun and laugh at possible comments I make.
- I also include some of my own entries, but don't worry, I'm not that arrogant to have more than 10 entries about myself
36. Tori Kelly - Hollow - CutieAmy, TSC237, 2nd, 134 pts
Tori Kelly is another artist whose releases completely didn't live up to my expectations, like at all. Nobody Love was just an upbeat version of Alicia Keys' mediocre "Unthinkable," all her self-composed acoustic singles were boring and bland as fuck, and the worst of it all being the coffee-shop quality "Dear No One" that apparently people loved, probably because their lives are as boring as I imagine. Thankfully, "Hollow" breaks the tradition of Tori Kelly's music being reminiscent of every average pop singer thanks to proper buildup that leads to the great chorus. Her one time success at creating good music was more than likely to have been a fluke, but hey, at least the application of Sturgeon's law applies here - 9 shit songs to find 1 good one.
Foxes does not have have a single that I dislike. She is continuing to release music that are just great to listen to, and "Cruel" is definitely one of them. Greatly inspired by the 80s synth sound, such use of production is bound to sound fantastic, although I'm not so sure about the repetitive "ah ah ah ah ah" parts, but that's probably the only downfall of this song. It's obviously not as good as brilliant "Youth" or "Feet Don't Fail Me Now," but it's still up there among my favourite Foxes tracks.
Just listen to the bass in this song. It's pretty much impossible not to be captivated by how different and unique this is. I mean, okay - it is definitely helped by the fact that it's Feder who produced it, but that's also the same person that is responsible for creating a giant smelly turd that "Goodbye" is. At least this time being quirky took him to the right direction - it's always very difficult to fit the dark sound with electronic instrumental the way it sounds acceptable, just listen to will.i.am's shitty "Scream and Shout" to realise how much justice Feder has done by recreating the two aspects with the correct method. The only negative here is probably the fact that the song is pretty repetitive, but that's electronic dance music for you.
Emeli Sande is one of the most consistent artists in terms of musical quality - all of her feature tracks are pretty good, but they were usually not special enough to be featured on any of my lists or music playlists. "Hurts" breaks the status quo thanks to this BRILLIANT buildup that you will remember for days. She talk-sings the lyrics during that part, which is something I have not heard executed properly in awhile, but with Emeli it works because it delivers the emotional performance that the song would have lacked had it not been for the pre-chorus. It's just a pity that her best song wasn't really a great success, but hey, the general public aren't usually the epitomes of geniuses.
hurts is amazing, love it so much, but it is no way her best song #imo
she has some powerful stuff you probably havent heard before =] but if ur talking about production, hurts is yes, probably the best one
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