Find Me On:
1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
2. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
3. TV on the Radio – Seeds
4. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
5. Ty Segall – Manipulator
6. They Want My Soul – Spoon
7. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
8. RTJ2 – Run the Jewels
9. Bleachers – Strange Desire
10. Ariel Pink – pom pom
Where’s the love for Bleachers here? “I Wanna Get Better” is my SOTY for sure, and the rest of the album holds up as well. I feel like Ryan Adams deserves something too. And Seeds just captivates me every time – can’t really justify it other than I love every single song, except for Love Strained, which I only like.
My Bloody Valentine got one too, didn’t they?
Narrowing down to seven is pretty tough, but I’ll give it a go…
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (favorite album ever after OK Computer)
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (has officially overtaken Reflektor as my top album of last year, despite what my blog says. Plus, two AF records would be tiresome.)
Washed Out – Paracosm (how can you not be happy listening to this album?)
Tame Impala – Elephant
Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
I’d bring “Crazy for You” and “Afraid of Heights” because Best Coast and Wavves make the ultimate beach/island music, but they’re both so short & the songs are too similar that I’d get tired of them way too fast. I’d think about King of Limbs too, if only because if I have to listen to it that much maybe I’ll finally start to love it.
I’ll throw Hinder into the conversation. Especially since their singer was super cocky and ripped on OK GO for being ‘too artsy,” which makes me wonder what he’d say if he listened to Amnesiac. Also, their music is god awful.
Also, I feel like Creed should never be left out when discussing worse bands ever, no?
I think it’d be pretty clever of RTJ to actually release the Meow version first, and let fans speculate based on that how the actual album should sound.
2014 just went from a very meh year to a very great year in a span of 4 days
I’m 17 and think Lost in the Dream is AOTY. Though to be fair when I saw them at Boston Calling is was pretty much just me & adults, but still.
I’m the same way, but with The Suburbs, and a little help from OK Computer/The Bends. Before them it was pretty much all Red Hot Chili Peppers & Panic at the Disco for me; now it’s those AF, Radiohead, The Smiths, Hole, and Pavement.
I always thought The Joy Formidable’s stuff was great winter music, especially “Silent Treatment,” “The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade” and “I Don’t Want to See You Like This.”
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…to be loved just like everybody else does” doesn’t exist anymore.