2014 Toppers

2014 was a crazy year for me. I traveled to some new places, got a promotion, opened a brand new large venue, learned a lot, cried a lot, hit a new peak on the stress level, made relationships, lost relationships, and generally learned a lot about myself. I’ve been very inactive on this blog in the past six months mostly due to my professional life. I promise to start doing better. I have a lot of things I want to do in 2015 and most of it has to do with this site. Here’s a start. I’m not very good at rating albums and making ‘End Of’ lists so instead I’m just compiling a bunch of albums that I enjoyed over the past year. Feel free to check them out or just judge me on my musical preferences. 🙂 Happy New Year, readers (all 3.5 of you)! 

Jellyfish Brigade, Diving Lessons www.jellyfishbrigade.com IF I had a number one album of 2014, this would probably be it. Rarely do you discover an artist that just seems to wipe out the list of all your top artists from the past 15 years and makes you fall in love with music all over again. JB is that for me. The second I heard Lucas and Jeffrey’s music, I fell in love. I’ve been obsessed for years (if you can’t tell already from past posts) and this album is easily one of the best pieces of work they’ve done together. Listen : “In the Green Grass”

Broods, Evergreen AND Broods EP www.broods.co Listen : “Never Gonna Change”

Mary Lambert, Heart on My Sleeve www.marylambertsings.com Listen : “Chasing The Moon”

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness www.andrewmcmahon.com Listen to ” Cecilia and the Satellite”

Run the Jewels, Run The Jewels 2 www.runthejewels.net Listen : “Jeopardy”

Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso www.sylvanesso.com Listen : “Coffee”

This Wild Life, Clouded www.thiswildlifeband.com Listen : “Over It”

Sims, Field Notes www.sims.bandcamp.com Listen : “Uh huh”

Sapient, Eaters Volume Two : Light Tiger www.sapient.bandcamp.com Listen : “Dents”

Tove Lo, Queen of the Clouds www.tove-lo.com Listen : “Not On Drugs”

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour www.samsmithworld.com Listen : “I Not The Only One”

Manchester Orchestra, Cope & Hope www.themanchesterorchestra.com Listen : “Girl Harbor”

La Dispute, Rooms of the House www.ladisputemusic.com Listen : “Woman (In Mirror)”


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