my top 15 picks:
1. Happy | Pharrell Williams
2. Shut In | Strand Of Oaks
3. Lazaretto | Jack White
4. Hot Dreams | Timber Timbre
5. Rhythm Of Life | Klaxons
6. Coast Is Clear | Skrillex Feat. Chance The Rapper
7. Doves | Future Islands
8. Fever | The Black Keys
9. Best Friend | Foster The People
10. Falling Star | The Horrors
11. Seer | Fear Of Men
12. Crystallized | Young The Giant
13. Sunny Daze | The Donkeys
14. Let Her Go | Mac Demarco
15. Joe Walsh | Three Wolf Moon
Wow, my 1# was Jim James’s ‘Regions Of Light & Sound Of God’….I guess they can claim that glaring mistake of not adding this album to their official list consideration due to having missed last week’s Jim James episode of ‘Austin City Limits’….
“..starts of fairly solidly but goes downhill rather quickly”.
perfect description of my digestive process after partaking in one of your edible death burritos, Chippy Of Potle..
music journalism…in all of it’s downward spiral of stagnation….
cool…how from ‘Definitely Maybe-Be Here Now’ Oasis album cover of them…I’m digging it
In My Opinion, Some more new tracks worthy of mention:
The Boxer Rebellion – ‘Diamonds’
Splashh – ‘Need It’
Royal Blood – ‘Figure It Out’
Miles Kane – ‘Better Than That’
Gabriel Bruce – ‘Honey Honey Honey’
The Spinto Band – ‘Amy + Jen’
Radkey – ‘Cat & Mouse’
Is Tropical – ‘Lover’s Cave’
Stornoway – ‘Hook, Line, Sinker’
Electric Soft Parade – ‘Welcome To The Weirdness’
Till the Sleepy Jackson reform and put out their rumored, fabled third LP, MGMT is my Sleepy Jackson…
Sometimes artists have to do unbearable, pretentious, awful music to pay the bills, and since the breakthrough success of ‘walking on a dream’, it appears Littlemore/Steele are in this artsy-fartsy musical phase for this and a third album…do I hate easily, maybe, if I was on the internet jesting, but I like ‘Ice On The Dune’, songs like ‘Surround Sound’/'Ice On The Dune’ keep Empire’s sound fresh and the icetray pop singles of ‘DNA’/'Alive’ keep the pop kids a’poppin’ and a’dancin’. Though hopefully down the road Steele will vacate these ’21st Century Starlight Express Jamiroquai Headdresses’ and record another Sleepy Jackson album, cause there’s no doubt that he’s a ‘Next Brian Wilson in waiting’ after producing the most genuinely awesome opus of his generation with 2006′s “Personality”.
Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’ is as religiously, socially and topically captivating as the last important hip hop album of it’s time and pedigree, 2Pac’s waxing of the baptist with 1996′s opus “Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, under the pseudo name ‘Makaveli’
like I previously commented….