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Monday, January 17, 2011

My favorite song of 2010

I always like doing end of the year lists of my favorite albums. Sometimes I'll post them online somewhere, other times I'll just keep them for myself. Usually I have high hopes of making a song of the year list too, but for some reason that task never reaches completion. While I may throw a bunch of songs I like in a playlist, I rarely can actually convince myself that they belong in some order. This year was no different. I intended to make a best songs of the year list and instead ended up with a big list of songs with no order whatsoever.

All of that leads us to the song "O.N.E." by Yeasayer. Had I managed to get around to making a year end song list, I have no idea where other songs would have fallen, but this one would have been #1. I never got into their previous music much, but I found myself playing this year's album, Odd Blood, over and over. This song and "Ambling Alp" both received probably as many plays as any other song this past year for me. O.N.E. is much more dancy and electronic than most of the stuff I listen to, but it is incredibly infectious. I've read that the song is about getting over an alcohol addiction. I listen to it as convincing yourself over and over that you are over an ex. Either way, listening to it is a heck of a way to spend 5 minutes.

If you enjoy this, you can pick up the whole album from Amazon for $5 here.
Also, Yeasayer released a "pay what you like" live album on their website for Christmas that can be found here.


  1. I love this song - and the band! They have a few songs I really like Odd Blood album... anyhow are you doing this blog for a class or to get some blogging experience for future use?

  2. I'm actually just doing it for fun. I have no idea if anyone will actually read it or not, but I just really like sharing music and artists with people and wanted some sort of forum to do that, so this was the best thing I could come up with.

    And yeah, I really like the Odd Blood album (O.N.E., Ambling Alp, Madder Red, and I Remember especially). I probably need to listen to more of their older stuff too.