Category Archives: Weekend Warrior

Music of the Moment : Songs of Regret

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Here is a couple of songs that I just so happened to stumble upon, or somehow circled back into my listening rotation recently and are definitely worth checking out.

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Weekend Warrior: Top 50 Songs of 2016

With the year winding up and everyone getting their two cents in about who did it the best, it is only right that we here at American Appetite get our swings in.  Taking a look at the music that was put out this year we have compiled a list of the Top 50 songs from this past year.  A brief caveat, I completely understand there are some glowing omissions from the list (Beyonce, David Bowie, Solange, etc.), well truth be told they don’t get much airplay over here.  I never said we were an equal musical opportunity provider, we do skew a bit more to the indie/alternative/rock area so that’s why it may be a little heavy on that.  Also the ranking is purely suspect at this point because you could really shuffle them around and I’d still be content.  So without further ado, here is the Top 50 songs of 2016 courtesy of American Appetite.

**You can also find all of these on my special play list on Spotify: American Appetite Top 50 of 2016**

50. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Have a Heart

49. Pity Sex- What Might Soothe You?

48. Vince Staples- Prima Donna

47. The Lumineers- Ophelia

46. Parquet Courts- Berlin Got Blurry

45. Joyce Manor- Over Before it Began

44. Whitney- Golden Days

43. Moose Blood- Knuckles

42. Pinegrove- Cadmium

41. Greater Pyrenees- Homemade Blood

40. Conor Oberst- Tachycardia

39. You Blew It!- Autotheology

38. John K Samson- Alpha Adept

37. The xx- On Hold

36. Jeff Rosenstock Blast Damage Days

35. Frankie Cosmos- Fool

34. Brand New- Brother’s Song

33. Somos- Alright, I’ll Wait

32. Kendrick Lamar- Untitled 2

31. Angel Olsen- Shut Up Kiss Me

30. Vinnie Caruana- Survivor’s Guilt

29. Eskimeaux- Drunk

28. American Football- Desire Gets in the Way

27. Joseph- White Flag

26. Tiny Moving Parts- Birdhouse

25. The Avalanches Because I’m Me

24. The So So Glos- Dancing Industry

23. DIIV- Under the Sun

22. Blink-182- She’s Out of Her Mind

21. Crying- Wool in the Wash

20. Bon Iver- 22 (Over Soon)

19. Sl∅tface- Sponge State

18. Chris Farren- Say U Want Me

17. Kanye West- Real Friends

16. Rubblebucket- If U C My Enemies

15. Kings of Leon- Waste a Moment

14. The Hotelier- Soft Animal

13. Radiohead- True Love Waits

12. Pup- DVP

11. Nada Surf- New Bird

10. Chance The Rapper- Same Drugs

9. The 1975- The Sound

8. Japandroids- Near to the Wild Heart of Life

7. Car Seat Headrest- Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

6. Cloud Nothings- Modern Act

5. White Lung- Below

4. Kevin Devine- No History

3. Mitski- Your Best American Girl

2. Modern Baseball- Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

1. A Tribe Called Quest- We the People…

So there you have it folks, 2016 in a nutshell, well atleast to these ears.  Bring on 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Warrior: Stuck Between Stations by The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady: Stuck Between Stations

With the Minnesotan boys laying up residency in Brooklyn Bowl this weekend it is only apt that while I am visiting the milieu that dots the landscape of their discography, that I kick off the weekend rright with one of their killer jams.  Stuck Between Stations from the first riff is pulsing and potent, zapping your ears with an explosion of energy that never ceases until the amp is turned off.  So grab yourself a double whiskey coke no ice, drink and dry up and crumble into dust.

Weekend Warrior: Homemade Blood by Greater Pyrenees

Greater Pyrenees: Homemade Blood

While it may lack the pomp and bombast of most other Weekend Warrior cuts, Homemade Blood has that unmistakable driving beat that gets your engine running and propels you out into a night of wonderment.  The first non “family” release on Brand New’s own Procrastinate! Music Traitors label, Greater Pyrenees really deliver a good rhythmic motor, which is exactly what you need to keep you chugging along through a good weekend.

Weekend Warrior : Make Light by Passion Pit

Passion Pit: Make Light

Those synthesizer masters from Boston really get things pumped up on this cut from their second album.  A bright pulsating beat really gets you amped up for the oncoming night.  So grab a drink, grab some friends, and make some light!

Weekend Warrior: We Takin’ Over by DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled: We Takin’ Over (ft. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil Wayne)

In honor of the birth/record drop of DJ Khaled this week I felt it was perfect to unleash one of the most electrifying songs in the past 20 years.  Get together 5 of the hottest rappers in the game and throw Akon on the hook in a DJ Khaled jam and the moon is too close for where your night can take off when you get this joint bumping.  Uhoh here comes another college pre-game flashback, I swore these would stop one day. Another one….

Weekend Warrior: Huddle Formation by The Go! Team

The Go! Team : Huddle Formation

Weekend Warrior : Midnight City by M83

I am going to start posting more high energy songs to get you over the top to get the party started if you are dangling on that edge and just need a push.  In full disclosure this may act as an outlet for any new or old songs that just become stuck in my head and can’t get out.  With that being said let’s start off with a little bit of an old pump up song that always works for me.

M83 : Midnight City