Favorite Albums of 2014

Some of my fave albums of 2014. I didn’t see any of these acts live this year because I am old and lame.

Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso

A delightful album through and through. Maybe my favorite of the year.

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso

Glass Animals, ZABA

Loved this. I’ve noticed they are starting to get play on 107.7 The End which maybe means this isn’t such a cool choice but again, I’m way more old and lame these days so too bad.

Azealia Banks, Broke with Expensive Taste

Totally worth the wait following the release of her single 212 like three years ago. Follow her on Twitter-epic rants galore.

Zola Jesus, Taiga

Yes please. Zola Jesus is amazing. And she lives on Vashon Island apparently!

The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream

Not my normal type jam, which is anything electro-ish, but a thoroughly solid album on the top of many a “best of “ list this year.

Dum Dum Girls, Too True

Indie pop with great vocals. Love.

Caribou, Our Love

Good stuff. Good lord I would make a terrible music reviewer. I try to read Pitchfork reviews sometimes and am like, what the eff are you talking about.

NeumosPerfume Genius, Too Bright

Took me a while to get into this one other than the glorious single “Queen” but well worth the effort.

MO, No Mythologies to Follow

Electro poppy good times. Really bitter I missed her live this year-shit sold out fast.

10 Year Reunion Fun and Shopping FAIL

I have returned from my husband’s 10 year high school reunion unscathed.  There were two main freaky moments that stood out: 1. Some guy who said he worked for the boy scouts (chimo!) 2. Some chick wearing an all-denim romper. Interesting choice of attire…But other than these two incidents of awk, it wasn’t really that painful. My ten year reunion in AZ over Thanksgiving may be another story, stay tuned…

 Oh, and I broke my no-shopping resolution. TO BUY A ROMPER, OH THE IRONY. But it was (is) a $12 Forever 21 romper and NOT denim. And this went down in PDX so no sales tax, ha ha. So my little slip up wasn’t too egregious.