We welcome 2020 with week 4 of 4 of our end of 2019 review. It’s our notable songs. This always sneaks up on me. Next year I’ll be better. I said that last year too. One year it will happen. At the end of every month I collect our notable songs together. It’s a good way to review and remember the great new tunes of the month.

So what happens is I finish Our Notable Songs of November then I think: Damn. I really need to look back at all the great new music and pick a few favorites. Then the Sunday before that Wednesday I sit down for 5 or 6 hours and listen. And listen. And listen. I quickly put together a list. It’s mostly in order. Then I hope I have time on Monday or Tuesday to listen back again. Shift a song or 3 around.

Yes, it’s an awful way to do it. Yes, I end up missing songs. Yes, I’ll do better. One of these years. Yes, one of your favorites didn’t make it on this list. That’s OK. Also, when it comes down to shifting these songs into the 55 minutes I have per week. Choices need to be made. I have way too many songs I want to play. This year I fit 63 songs in these 4 weeks. I should add another week, but 5 weeks of review, seems a bit too much, no? I do sometimes decide to leave off a great song by a more popular artist. Next is about new. They don’t need NEXT. So it does happen that I leave that song off. That’s just me.

Also, as I stated this is really just one sit down and listen though. This list would change a bit if I listened again the following Sunday and did this process all over again.

Thanks for listening and thanks again to Ocean 98 for putting next on the radio.

New music discovery is important and thank you for doing your part.

Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you.

Spotify playlist updates on Thursday. Link to Chris Bro on Spotify.


WARNING may contain bad words. Or may not. Depends.

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Artist and Song Title:

Band Of Skulls – Love Is All You Love
Trash Cat – Straw Girl
Wild Adriatic – Hard Living
Clairo – Bags
Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Heart
Muddy Ruckus – Brimstone
Tiny Little Houses – Idiot Proverbs
DIIV – Skin Game
Dylan LeBlanc – Renegade
Jade Bird – I Get No Joy
Telekinesis – Cut The Quick
Sturgill Simpson – Ronin/Remember To Breathe
Fort Frances – Double Take
Bleached – Kiss You Goodbye
Fidlar – By Myself

and remember if you love someone hug them right now.

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