Claudia’s 365 Days of Music: Year 8 – A Review

Holy crapples, it’s the eighth year of this music project. I’d have to say that 2017 has been the best year for music thus far, so let’s GET DOWN TO IT BITCHES and go for the end of the year music review.

Total songs: 365
Total time: 24 hours and 29 minutes
Total size: 2.54 GB
Mean song length: 4:02.25 

The Five Stars
Listed in order of acquisition!
Infectious by Tobu
Running Away by The Royal Foundry
Run for Cover by The Killers
Life by Tobu
Golden Dandelions by Barns Courtney

The five most beautiful/touching songs of the year:
Planet Earth II Suite by Hans Zimmer
Jupiter from “The Planets” for 5 Pianos by The 5 Browns
Desert Symphony by The Piano Guys
Beautiful Calgary by Jaimie Stewart
Paradis Perdus by Christine and the Queens

The Overall Top Five
Running Away by The Royal Foundry
What can I even say about this song? This song is perfection. PERFECTION. I heard it on an Alberta Energy YouTube ad and knew I had to have it. That SYNTH. That CHORUS. NNNNNF I LOVE ALL OF IT

Infectious by Tobu
There is so much energy and forward momentum in this song. It puts me in a walking mood, which is always a good indication that I really like a song. It also WHOMPS your eardrums when you play it loud enough, which is fantastic.

Golden Dandelions by Barns Courtney
I originally had this at number four behind Run for Cover, but I changed it just at the last minute because I can’t get enough of this song right now. There’s something otherworldly about his voice and the tone of this song that’s very unique. And catchy. And sing-along-able.

Run for Cover by The Killers
I mentioned this when I first downloaded this song in July, but there’s such an odd mood to this song that makes it so appealing. It’s got this like frantic, anxious urgency behind the lyrics that’s really hard to describe (“frantic, anxious urgency” doesn’t quite do it), but that’s really relatable somehow. I dig it.

Life by Tobu
Tobu and his energy-filled songs, yo. This one’s not nearly at the level of Infectious, but I love the way he layers the different components of his songs so that they build to an awesome mix at the end. Life is a really good example of that done very well.


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