I know I said I wouldn't make many lists for the end of the year, but I gotta say, there were two tracks that got my adrenaline rushing through my veins every time I heard them shits: Talib Kweli's "Hot Thing" and Spoon's "Don't You Evah." They were those types of songs where if you played them randomly, no matter where I was, I would drop everything I was doing and just start dancing choreography style.
I already did an entry about Talib Kweli's Eardrum, which is definitely one of the best of this year. Actually, it's perfect that I talk about these here artists because Talib started out fresh, then got a little stale with the last album, but comes back hard with this new album, and it's sick. Spoon starts out fresh, then got a little stale, as well, but BAM! Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, too, is one of the best albums of the year. The best they've done since Girls Can Tell.
When did Brit Daniel get so damn soulful and groove-tastic? I mean, I knew the brother had range, but damn.
UPDATE: Apparently NY-based trio The Natural History were the originators with "Don't You Ever." You can listen to it on their Myspace page. It's the first track on the player. It seems to go downhill from there. But, hey, that one song is all it takes.