The Best Tracks of 2019, #15

15. Haim, “Summer Girl” Two years after their last album, Danielle, Este, and Alana kept themselves in the public eye in 2019 by putting out a series of very, very good singles, the best of which being the sweet “Summer Girl”. Softly jazzy in a ’70s Joni Mitchell sort of way, the song was written […]

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The Best Tracks of 2017, #5

5. Haim, “Want You Back” It’s always a little refreshing to hear a love song that doesn’t fixate on the whole “wronged victim” trope that permeates pop music. Haim’s shimmering “Want You Back” turns things around, and actually expresses remorse. There’s no hope of resolution, just regret and longing, which is conveyed so well by […]

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The Best Albums of 2017, #10

                    10. Haim, Something to Tell You (Sony) My fondness for Haim coincided with my own unprecedented interest in classic album oriented rock from the ‘70s and early-‘80s. For some crazy reason, stuff like Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, and Toto have clicked in my head in […]

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The Best Singles of 2013, #4

Haim, “The Wire” It’s been so much fun seeing sisters Alana, Este, and Danielle Haim evolve from intriguing upstarts to a heavily-hyped band over the course of the last couple years. As good as their early songs were, “The Wire” saw the trio stepping up their game in a big way. Featuring a snappy little […]

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