In this weekly feature we’ll compile our top 10 most viewed pieces of new music from the week preceding. These can be anything from completely new songs to live versions of new songs to new remixes of slightly older songs to covers that have just surfaced. Stay up to date wit the week’s most talked about music and vote in our “Best of the Best” vote after our rundown.
“Headed For The Door”
Spencer Krug has released many many albums over the last decade or so – too many for me to care to count. But, the quality has been uniformly high, so people are happy to stick with him despite his level of output approaching serious overkill. And they will be rewarded for their loyalty when he follows up last August’s Organ Music with his second Moonface album, Heartbreaking Bravery in April. The album is cavernous, exhilirating and quite astounding. “Headed For The Door” is the second taste of Heartbreaking Bravery and enforces the fact that Krug’s idea to get Finnish band Siinai to do the majority of the music on this album has given him just the platform he needs to create his next great album.
– Rob Hakimian
“The Waltz is Over”
Port of Morrow may have been mildly disappointing, but, this song along with #1 on last week’s Top 10 Tracks of the Week “Pariah King,” prove that its bonus tracks are further evidence that James Mercer isn’t actually capable of writing a bad song. Combining thoughtful lyrics, smooth production and a catchy melody, “The Waltz Is Over” is really just business as usual in the best way possible.
– Brendan Frank
The Shins – “The Waltz Is Over”