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Best of July 2014


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Man, oh man was July a hot month for music! I’ve talked with several of our writers and we all agree: this was one hard month to pick songs for! Fortunately for you and me, we did it. 23 songs put together in a convenient playlist, ranging from a bunch of different genres. Happy August everyone!

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Best of June 2014


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The U.S. might’ve lost against The Waffles yesterday, but that won’t stop us from celebrating our independence day this Friday! To those who have plans to get drunk and run wild, or to those who prefer to have a glass of wine and enjoy fireworks with your loved one (or do both at the same damn time), enjoy your weekend and freedom. Why? Because this is America and it is our duty as writers to serve you with an awesome playlist filled with June’s best music for your holiday weekend. God, I’m so emotional right now.

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Best of May 2014


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Our writers continue to impress me with their great choices in their top picks for the month. Check out the genre mixed playlist below, and show some love to your favorite writers!

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Best of April 2014


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Happy Cinco de Mayo! April came and went pretty fast. I’m on my last two weeks until I’m a senior in college…oh boy. Here is yet another fantastic playlist of music selected by the Sunset crew for your listening pleasures!

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Best of March 2014


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Usually what happens is I give you somewhere between 15-20 songs that I liked throughout the month. That’s boring, isn’t it? Why do that when we have amazing writers on here with such great tastes? Why not expose you to all of us from now on? We do this every year in December, but why not all the other months? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. All you need to know is that from now on, we’re asking each writer to give us their top 3 songs from the month, and as a result, we probably have my favorite month ever doing this. The results were nothing short of perfect.

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Best of February 2014


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month (or previous months). Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


February is so short. I say it every year. The music, however, is not!

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Jordan’s Top 5:

Skizzy Mars – All Say/Numb

Skizzy’s new project comes out next week and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate, Skizzy dominates this month’s top 5 with All Say & Numb

Bipolar Sunshine – Where Did The Love Go

I’m not exactly sure how he does it, but he keeps making songs that are better than the last. This is a ballad of art about love. Because all we need in life is more love songs.

Miguel – Simple Things

Created for the HBO show, Girls, (who actually watches that show), Miguel creates the smoothest joint I’ve heard in a long time. Currently my favorite  song for *insert weekend activity here*.

Galimatias & Joppe ft. GoldLink – One Step Back

GoldLink goes in over smooth production to drop some bars to vibe out too. This is in the same category of the song above. *insert weekend activity here*

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Best of January 2014


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month (or previous months). Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


We took the month off in December in order to focus on rolling out our 2013 lists. I hope you’re not mad because that would truly break my heart after all the hard work we put into keeping you updated with music. Have no fear though, I’m back with January tunes for your ear.

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Jordan’s Top 5:

Drake – Trophies

I think over the past year, Drake has garnered the most groupies (male & female) out of any other artist. He’s stepped up his game, and this would’ve been the perfect introduction to NWTS, in my opinion.

Ella Eyre – All About You

She’s a giant bubble that’s close to exploding on the music scene and hitting everyone with her waves of pop. All About You is infectious, and you’ll find yourself going along with it in no time.

Timothy Bloom – Stand In The Way

This guy reminds me of Aloe Blacc a little bit. I’ve never heard of him before this, but definitely a good introduction to Mr. Timothy Bloom that I think you’ll like.

Years & Years – Real

This is the kind of pop that makes me love pop. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and you have yourself a well constructed pop song.

Jon E.K. – Crumble 

This is a song about heartbreak, and a good one at that. Add this to your “I’m sad that my crush won’t like me” playlist.

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Best of November 2013


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month. Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


What a wild weekend. It was Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) all on the same damn day, so gobble tov to those that are celebrating, and on top of that, rivalry weekend in college football could not of been better. My Buckeyes topped Michigan with a last second defensive stop, Lydia’s Blue Devils are on there way to a title game, and the almighty Alabama fell to Auburn on one of the craziest finishes I’ve ever seen. It’s almost like this can’t even compete, but music always has a spot, no matter what, even if there’s a fire.

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Jordan’s Top 3:

Sway Clarke III – I Don’t Need Much

You have to wonder where Sway Clarke Sr. and Jr. are, but number III ain’t to bad with this newbie, I Don’t Need Much. Simple sometimes is best.

Jon Waltz – Magic City

I have a man crush on Jon Waltz…there I said it.He keeps feeding us more and more samplers, but I want the main course. This is a story about his first night in Atlanta, and it pleases me.

Freddie Dickson – Minimal Love

It’s all fun and games until you hit that drop to the chorus, and it blows you away. It seems like I’m describing an EDM song, but I’m describing a carefully constructed, darkish tune about love.

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Best of October 2013


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month. Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


Outside of today being Halloween, it’s also “Best of” day, which is the equivalent of all those reeses, candy corn, M&M’s, snickers, milky way, crunch bars, etc… There’s a sweet tooth, and then there’s the pleasure ear, so check out my best from September!

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Jordan’s Top 4:

Skizzy Mars – Summer11

Phases was like, a while ago and I want something new from Skizzy because this track right here makes me miss Skizzy, a lot.

Jon Waltz – Bang (Left My Home)

I’m telling you that Jon Waltz is going to be a name to know. He has Skizzy, he has the voice, and the bars. He’s got the recipe, just needs some exposure! Bang is “chill.”

Goldlink – Creep

This might be my favorite on here. It’s filthy, as he takes TLC’s jam, and make it his own. And that outro…oh my. Check it out for yourself.

Childish Gambino – 3005

Catchy as hell, and ’tis the season of Donald. Just ask Arjun.

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Best of September 2013


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month. Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


So here’s the thing, there wasn’t that much music in September. I’m pretty sure if you compared the amount of posts we had to this month from August, there’s a drastic difference. As a result of this, I have just 15 songs for you to check out! These are my favorite 15 from the month (also the only 15 I even thought were worthy of placing into my iTunes/Spotify). Download link, Top 3, and track list below!

P.S. – Drake, JT, & Danny Brown all dropped albums in September. They’re great.

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Jordan’s Top 3:

Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less

This guy is going to have two of the best EP’s by the end of the year. The second EP starts with this, Love More Worry Less. Good advice, right? Put some more love in your life, and a little less worry.

Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar – Nosetalgia

I don’t know about you, but I’m suuuuuper excited about a Pusha LP. He has good connection for features, and he’s just straight filthy on the mic with his Ric Flair personality.

James Blake ft. Chance The Rapper – Life Round Here

This doesn’t need an explanation. #IGH

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Best of July 2013


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The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month. Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.


July came and went, while music entered our computers to stay. Here’s the best songs from the month of July. Download link, my top 5, and track list all below!

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Jordan’s Top 5:

Sam Smith – Safe With Me

He’s going to blow up. He will be a name that everybody knows. Sam Smith is setting himself up nicely to be a recognized singer in this industry.

Skizzy Mars & Jon Waltz – Coming Down

Jon Waltz proves he can rap, and really good as him and Skizzy Mars together created a dope-ass-turnt-up track. Very nice.

Dylan Owen – The Window Seat

A last minute addition to Best of July because it deserves it. This is the first new sound we’ve heard from Dylan Owen in a long time, and damn, it’s great to hear him again. #pause

Andy Bull – Baby I Am Nobody Now

This is just music done right. Andy Bull gives us one of the catchiest hooks this month, and will keep you singing along. Be on the lookout for this being in Best of 2013 because I have a good feeling it’ll be there.

as†ronomyy – Things I’d Do For You

The things I would do for an as†ronomyy EP, or LP right now. I’m thirsty for it as he’s 2/2 with only two songs making “Best of” top 5, not once, not twice, not three times, four, five, six, or seven. Okay, it’s actually twice, but I suspect that he’ll be here at least another five times.


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Best of June 2013


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First, let’s give Andy a round of applause for killing it with Best of May while I was abroad in Asia. He came (lol), he saw, and he conquered a great month of music, but now I’m back and in full summer grind.

I don’t have that much music for you, but I have enough quality music for you to hold you over if you missed out on some tunes this month. I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity, so peep below Best of May featuring some great new music for you to sink your teeth in to!

P.S. – If you didn’t know, Arjun and myself have frequent conversations on Facebook. They get weird. In fact, you should watch this. We’re a good duo together. We do a lot of things good together. Idk, it’s hard to explain because nobody can have this kind of relationship. You know how Ash has a ridiculous bond with Pikachu? He’s my Pikachu (refer to below). Anyways, a lot of this music comes from me and him frequently exchanging music over Facebook. Some of this music hasn’t even made other blogs before! But most has. Sorry for opening up.

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Jordan’s Top 5:

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

Aloe Blacc makes this song. He’s an infectious singer, and having him teamed up with Avicii proves to be a killer duo as “Wake Me Up” will be catchy tune for the rest of the summer. Can’t wait to hear what Avicii has in store in his album coming out in September!

as†ronomyy  - Don’t Need U

Who. The. Fuck. Is. as†ronomyy. I don’t know, but the second I listened to this dreamy and moody track, I realized I may have found a potential “top 5 for 2013″ pick on my hands.

Jakubi – Can’t Afford It All

This is one of those “Arjun showed me” joints that’s just so good that you don’t know what to do with it. Rock, electronic, rap, all that good jazz mashed up into one good song.

Lissie – The Habit

This was a last second addition from our new newest writer, Alicia. It has an edge to it to make you want to jam out, and a catchy aspect of it that makes you want to scream the words…while you’re alone of course.

Eliza & The Bear – Friends

This is one of those indie tracks that you just absolutely love. It has every ingredient you need to make a successful song. This is a steal. This deserves more attention then it’s currently getting.

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