Top 20 Songs for January 7-13, 2018

1. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (2)
2. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (1)
3. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (3)
4. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal.The Man (6)
5. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (4)
6. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (7)
7. ANGELA – The Lumineers (8)
8. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (9)
9. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (10)
10. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (15)
11. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (5)
12. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (17)
13. PASSION – AWOLNATION (16)
14. PAIN – The War on Drugs (N)
15. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (20)
16. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (11) 20th week on list
17. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (12)
18. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (13)
19. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (14)
20. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (N)

Top 20 Songs for Dec 31, 2017-January 6, 2018

1. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (1)
2. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (3)
3. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (5)
4. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (2)
5. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (4)
6. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal.The Man (11)
7. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (10)
8. ANGELA – The Lumineers (12)
9. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (13)
10. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (14)
11. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (6) 19th week on list
12. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (8)
13. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (9)
14. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (7)
15. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (17)
16. PASSION – AWOLNATION (18)
17. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (20)
18. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (15)
19. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (16) 19th week on list
20. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 24-30, 2017

1. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (2)
2. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (1)
3. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (8)
4. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (5)
5. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (6)
6. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (3)
7. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (4)
8. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (9)
9. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (10)
10. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (11)
11. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (17)
12. ANGELA – The Lumineers (13)
13. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (15)
14. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (16)
15. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (7)
16. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids ft. Bishop Briggs (12)
17. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (18)
18. PASSION – AWOLNATION (20)
19. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (14)
20. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 17-23, 2017

1. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (2)
2. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (3)
3. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (1)
4. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (4)
5. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (6)
6. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (7)
7. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (5)
8. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (9)
9. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (11)
10. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (12)
11. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (13)
12. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids ft. Bishop Briggs (8)
13. ANGELA – The Lumineers (16)
14. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (10)
15. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (15)
16. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (18)
17. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (20)
18. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (17)
19. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (14)
20. PASSION – AWOLNATION (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 10-16, 2017

1. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (1)
2. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (4)
3. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (5)
4. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (6)
5. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (2)
6. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (9)
7. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (8)
8. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids ft. Bishop Briggs (3)
9. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (10)
10. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (7)
11. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (12)
12. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (13)
13. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (14)
14. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (16)
15. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (11)
16. ANGELA – The Lumineers (18)
17. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (17)
18. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (20)
19. THUNDER – Imagine Dragons (15)
20. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 3-9, 2017

1. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (1)
2. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (2)
3. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (3)
4. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (4)
5. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (5)
6. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (6)
7. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (7)
8. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (8)
9. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (9)
10. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (10)
11. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (11)
12. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (13)
13. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (14)
14. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (15)
15. THUNDER – Imagine Dragons (12)
16. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (18)
17. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (19)
18. ANGELA – The Lumineers (20)
19. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (16) 21st week on list
20. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (N)

CANDID – Single Review: “Breathless”

UK alt-rock band Candid is on a roll. In little more than a year, the Coventry, England foursome has released a total of four singles, beginning with “Moving On” in the fall of 2016. They followed up with the fantastic “Rumours” in May, which I reviewed, then dropped their third single “Lay Me Down,” in August, a superb song I also reviewed. Today they released a fourth single “Breathless” and, as we like to say here in the U.S., they’ve hit another one out of the park. It’s so stunning that it leaves me breathless!

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Photo by Ruby Nixon

Candid consists of brothers Rob (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Dan Latimer (lead guitar), Sam Baines (bass) and Ben Williams (drums). Their dynamic sound features arresting melodies, outstanding layered guitar work and wicked percussion, all of which are on full display on “Breathless.” The exuberant jangly and chiming guitars are magnificent, soaring to great heights and creating a full, sweeping soundscape that’s truly breathtaking.

Their lyrics are always thoughtful and intelligent, and on “Breathless” they address feelings of losing one’s grip on reality, and wanting a return to sanity by moving on to a better place mentally.  Rob’s vocals are captivating as he plaintively sings:

I feel there’s something on my mind I’ve got a lot to say
Guess I can stay and fight the fire or I could walk away
I feel there’s something creeping up I got no place to hide
From the corners of my mind
So let me up for air I, cause I don’t understand why
All these things in my mind leave me breathless

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Stream their music:  Spotify /  Soundcloud /  YouTube
Purchase:   iTunes

Top 20 Songs for November 26-December 2, 2017

1. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (2)
2. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (1)
3. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (3)
4. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (4)
5. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (6)
6. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (5)
7. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (7)
8. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (8)
9. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (9)
10. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (11)
11. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (13)
12. THUNDER – Imagine Dragons (14)
13. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (15)
14. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (16)
15. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (17)
16. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (10) 20th week on list
17. SUIT AND JACKET – Judah & the Lion (12)
18. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (20)
19. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (N)
20. ANGELA – The Lumineers (N)

Top 20 Songs for November 19-25, 2017

1. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (1)
2. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (2)
3. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (3)
4. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (4)
5. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (5)
6. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (7)
7. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds From Mars (6)
8. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (10)
9. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (11)
10. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (9)
11. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (12)
12. SUIT AND JACKET – Judah & the Lion (8)
13. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (14)
14. THUNDER – Imagine Dragons (15)
15. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (18)
16. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (19)
17. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (N)
18. LITTLE ONE – Highly Suspect (13)
19. UNFORGETTABLE – French Montana, Swae Lee (16)
20. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (20)

Top 20 Songs for November 12-18, 2017

1. HIGHWAY TUNE – Greta Van Fleet (1)
2. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (3)
3. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (2)
4. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (5)
5. THE SKY IS A NEIGHBORHOOD – Foo Fighters (8)
6. WALK ON WATER – 30 Seconds to Mars (7)
7. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (9)
8. SUIT AND JACKET – Judah & the Lion (4)
9. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (6)
10. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (11)
11. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (15)
12. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (14)
13. LITTLE ONE – Highly Suspect (10)
14. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (16)
15. THUNDER – Imagine Dragons (17)
16. UNFORGETTABLE – French Montana, Swae Lee (13)
17. THE MAN – The Killers (12) 21st week on list
18. LAY ME DOWN – Candid (19)
19. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS – VERIS (20)
20. UP ALL NIGHT – Beck (17)