Alright, let's continue this. I can't keep slacking off lmaooo
16. Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Release Date: July 7th, 2021
I like this song. Blew up around last year and continued onto this year, which tells of Sam's experiences at age 17, which are rather dark with people kicking Tom's head in and snuff videos. It's a fun, memorable sounding Heartland rock song that is up there with Killers quality to me, and kind of gives me vibes of something that could've been big in the 80's with it's drums and rhythm.
17. Eddie Vedder - Brother the Cloud
Release Date: January 14th, 2022
Ah, Eddie Vedder, one of 91X's major rock darlings. He is a great grunge legend and I enjoy plenty of Pearl Jam. The thing is how much I'm a bit tired of Pearl Jam overkill (Especially with the lack of the deep ones that got played a lot back then, as well as great solo stuff like Hard Sun). I remember being iffy on Long Way, which made it to the Top 91 of last year, which is Eddie being too bland for me. This track however off his Earthling album, has more power to it, a better melody, maybe suffers a bit from that generic sounding production a lot of old acts like Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Idol did with their comebacks this year to sound modern and clean, or Pixies. But, this still feels recognizable as a Eddie Vedder song compared to the others, and doesn't hold it back much.
18. Beach House - Once Twice Melody
Release Date: November 9th, 2021
Beach House????? On 91X? Yeah it happens when you're an independent commercial alt station, they've definitely made appearances in the past, but I forget which, maybe FTW: New Music Show from Tim Pyles and not a rotated new single, this is probably the first time it's happened for Beach House. And my, this is a gorgeous track. Hits all my buttons for melodic, dreamy pop that gives me vibes to Stereolab's The Flower Called Nowhere, which is another gorgeous space age pop sounding track. I need to check out both artists because I'm obviously missing out on a lot lmao
19. Wet Leg - Wet Dream
Release Date: October 2nd, 2021
I remember memeing Wet Leg to death last year after getting back into alt radio, and feeling rather confused by the hype of Chaise Longue with it's rather goofy lyrics, but then I got into that song as 2021 was ending, this was the other single following up their unexpected (and possibly non-organic) success from the start, but screw it, this indie band is fun. This song is also fun, not my favorite compared to later singles like Angelica, or Chaise Longue, but it's still nostalgic in a way, kinda gives me 00's-10's vibes and hearing this in the most fun shampoo commercial ever made. Idk what to say lol
20. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats - Survivor
Release Date: August 17th, 2021
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, BeerX legends (they did do a kickass show I saw clips of after that 91X concert event back in August), you're probably familiar of with songs like S.O.B. which took over alternative back in 2015-2016, SON OF A BITCH is a classic but one I think I've heard a little too much all year, considering it's one of the very few 2010's songs on constant rotation on 91X's new format since February (same with You Worry Me from 2018, which I find alright), this new album from last year however, has this single, which is easily my favorite Nathaniel Rateliff song ever so far. Kick ass chorus, good production, not boring, it's good for some Rhythm and Blues in the modern era. Makes me want to check out more rhythm and blues honestly, and with more singles coming down the rope, this is easily my favorite one I wish was rotated again.