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57. La Santa Cecilia”Lea de Pirul” There are some rancheras that immediately make us want to reach for a tequila and sing along, ones that usually involve a new love, heartbreak or a lover’s deception. But what really drives home that urge for a tequilazo is a vocal that can reach down into your soul to express the most intimate of emotions. That’s what you get on this track from Amar Y Vivir, a collection of rancheras and boleros recorded live in various places in Mexico City where this music was born: cantinas, public plazas and nightclubs. The entire visual album is not just a powerful reclamation of La Santa Cecilia’s roots but also a reminder that vocalist La Marisoul can bring us to tears with just the right lyric and an accordion break. Felix Contreras

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54. King Krule”Dum Surfer” Archy Marshall is a master of the grotesque, and never has that been more apparent than on “Dum Surfer.” Lyrics like “skunk and onion gravy as my brain’s potato mash” read like some warped, zombified Roald Dahl story, and Marshall delivers them with such menacing proximity that he may as well be spitting in the listener’s face. Even then, he paints these images with surf sheen riffs, pulling off one of the grooviest, albeit filthiest tracks of the year along the way. Salvatore Maicki

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52. Lartiste”Catchu Catchu” Think of this one as the French speaking world’s answer to “Despacito.” It’s a ridiculously earwormy, feel good track from a singer you have probably never heard of, but lots of other people already know: a Moroccan born, France based musician who calls himself “The Artist.” (His last single, “Chocolat,” released back in February, has 241 million YouTube views and counting.) “Catchu Catchu” is chockablock full of African style guitar riffs, a production style reminiscent of Stromae, and that super catchy (catchu?) chorus. One listen, and Lartiste will have you hooked. Anastasia Tsioulcas

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46. Sylvan Esso”Die Young” There hasn’t been a love song this delightfully macabre since The Smiths’ “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” Singing over Nick Sanborn’s minimal yet melodic beatscapes, Amelia Meath’s silvery voice confides her plan to die a tragic, romantic death, a plan that gets “ruined completely” when she meets her love, for whom she now has to stick around. A twist on the tried and true “I’d die for you,” here, living for someone is the sacrifice. Meath has described this as a “goth love song,” and truly, what’s more canada goose clearance goth than declaring undying love by waiting to die together? Carmel Holt (WFUV)

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