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After a fairly sluggish summer, September came out swinging to tip off the fall season proper. What started with The National, Tori Amos, and Rostam continued with Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers, and The Killers. Looking ahead, that momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon thanks to forthcoming releases by St. Vincent, Beck, Kelela, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wolf Parade, and yes, I could keep going on and on.
That’s why this month’s list was particularly tough. Hell, we could have done a top 20 and still not even scratched the surface, which means the songs you’re about to hear are really, really, really fucking great. So much that we’re willing to place them on Spotify playlists and keep them around long after our pumpkins have rotted and our Halloween costumes become politically incorrect. Did we miss a track or two up ahead? Of course.
But that’s why we’ve got you to tell us in the comments below.