Sam Sessa’s Top 10 Baltimore Songs of 2016

  1. Easton Md. singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers became a viral hit earlier this year when a video surfaced of Pharrell Williams listening to (and loving) her song "Alaska."

    Easton Md. singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers became a viral hit earlier this year when a video surfaced of Pharrell Williams listening to (and loving) her song “Alaska.”

    Maggie Rogers – “Alaska
    Pharrell was right – this is a breathtaking single from an indie pop star in the making

 

  1. Flock of Dimes – “Minor Justice
    With twinkling synthesizers and a gorgeous melody, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner builds a gorgeous soundscape on her first solo album

 

  1. Bond St. District – “Yesterdays
    A new anthem for Baltimore city, because sometimes a smile is the best medicine

 

  1. Other Colors – “You Know the One
    Soft rock with a tinge of psychedelia, like waking up from a good dream

 

  1. Snail Mail – “Thinning
    Lindsey Jordan’s lyrics and voice cut right to the core. Baltimore’s bummer anthem of 2016

 

  1. Dan Deacon – “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)
    Fist up, eyes closed, dance my pain away

 

  1. Wye Oak – “Watching the Waiting
    This song, like the EP it’s on, is such a pleasant surprise from a band with seemingly no end of them

 

  1. Great American Canyon Band – “Only You Remain
    A love song that blurs the line between what’s real and imaginary

 

  1. Outer Spaces – “Words
    Cara Satalino’s soothing voice belies this poignant song’s punk backbone

 

  1. Horse Lords – “Bending to the Lash
    Challenge yourself and change your perspective. “Bending to the Lash” can be your mantra.

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