#4: Sunflower Bean – Easier Said


Some of the songs near the top of this list deal with serious issues in the world, some are musical progressions to be excited about. This is a very straightforward injection of blissful fun. As I’ve written elsewhere, New York trio Sunflower Bean are not reinventing the wheel with ‘Easier Said’, they’re just bringing out a shiny new model. It is three minutes of indie rock crack cocaine. I listened to it more than any other single in 2016, and for me it belongs in the annals of great indie singles alongside Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and so on.


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