Top 10 Albums of 2014 and other favorites.
December 29, 2014 § Leave a comment
So, as always happens this time of year, I’ve completely failed to update my blog about all the new stuff going on and the the fact that there were holidays and products and lots of delicious foods and art and cute faces of kids. But, never fear, lots of overly ambitious posts and updates are coming soon in 2015! In the last deliciously lazy days of 2014, I’m only going to bother you with the one update that really matters – my top 10 albums of 2014, plus other favorite pieces of culture that happened this year.
My favorite 10 albums of 2014, in no particular order. Actually, I do know for sure that the first one IS number one, but the rest are not in particular order. I’m not a good music writer so just take some time to check these bands and artists out! Making art in my little studio would have been way less fun this year without these musical gems.
~ Ana Tijoux, Vengo
~ Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso
~ Mr. Gnome, The Heart of a Dark Star
~ Deerhoof, La Isla Bonita
~ Jambinai, Differance
~ Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
~ Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
~ Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
~ Karen O, Crush Songs
~ Deltron 3030, Event 2
~ It’s A Beautiful Day, Don Hertzfeldt
~ Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu
~ The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
Ahem. I need to read more books, clearly. But at least I did read one new book this year I really, really loved:
~ Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
~ Jasper Redd, Jazz Talk
~ The Prospectives, Adam Hurly and Sam Kalda