Sea of Noise by St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Soul music has played a big part of the Top 31 in the past. So it should be little surprise that Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones would land here at #13 with their second album, Sea of Noise.
I’ve not heard the seve-piece band’s debut, which came out in 2014, but I aim to. This is soul music as you know and love it, and it will get you moving in your seat. These guys have even opened up for the Rolling Stones, so that should tell you something.
Lead singer Paul Janeway has a deep, resonant voice that commands attention. Backed by horns, keys, drums, bass and guitar, the band plays songs that sound as if they should have come out a few decades earlier, produced by a band full of non-white performers. But this is 2016, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones a breaking all the rules. Check out this album as soon as your ears are free.
14. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
15. Painting Of A Panic Attack by Frightened Rabbit
16. Why Are You OK by Band Of Horses
17. Not To Disappear by Daughter
18. Sunlit Youth by Local Natives
19. I Had a Dream That You Were Mine by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
20. ★ by David Bowie
21. Farewell, Starlite! by Francis and the Lights
22. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
23. LNZNDRF by LNZNDRF
24. Puberty 2 by Mitski
25. Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
26. A Corpse Wired for Sound by Merchandise
27. Away by Okkervil River
28. case/lang/veirs by case/lang/veirs
29. Love Letter for Fire by Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
30. Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future by Underworld
31. Preoccupations by Preoccupations