I've got another one for 50-26 in which I spend all of my hard energy describing exactly why I love each and every song on it. This will be the same kind of thing when I have time to write blurbs! But for now, I'll let you see what songs made it.
25) Feist - Mushaboom
Feist's voice was made for simple, jazzy numbers like this. It's got such an old-fashioned, timeless quality to it, which is why she sounds best singing about a simple life, settling down with a family, and takes us back to a time when such a thing was all one could worry about. Compare this to "My Girls" in which Panda Bear sings about just wanting four walls and adobe slats for his girls, and it sounds desperate and out of reach, slipping away from us, a modern sentiment. When Feist sings about it, however, we don't worry about our lives getting more complex, but fondly think of a time when they weren't.
24) Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Hard as it is to pick a standout track from Funeral, I'm going to have to go with this one. …