“You Gave Me the Key” – Julie Doiron
A bright, sassy, fun song. Perfect for summer!

“She Still Leads Me On” – The London Suede
The London Suede had one great song in the ’90s (“The Drowners”), a lot of hype, and not much else. At least here in the US. So this brand new song from them floored me. I never would have expected them to make a song this good 30 years after their brief moment of international success.

“Way I Go” – Gordi
I haven’t listened to much of Gordi’s music. Although last year, her duet with Alex Lahey, “Dino’s,” landed on my Favorite Songs of the Year list. Apparently she’s also a medical doctor. Should I ask my wife why she’s not recording music in addition to her medical responsibilities?

“Window” – Dehd
Dehd’s new album, Blue Skies, got really good reviews. I only liked a couple of the songs; most of those shared this general vibe.

“Summer Breeze” – Seals and Crofts
RIP to Jim Seals, who died this week at age 80.

“Wet Dream” – Harry Styles covering Wet Leg
The moment when my musical interests collide with M’s. Harry’s pants crack me up.