My Top 8 Most Important Albums of 2014

(#8) JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN — THE CLASSIC

The best thing about “The Classic” lies in the soulfulness of its compositions. There’s just something about how the songs groove along that really get to me. The twist and turns of the music just gave the tickles that I crave this year and the action-reaction relationship of the instrumentation (poppy-jazzy-jams, with a healthy hint of almost noise rock-ish “indie rock” influence) with Joan’s emotive vocals are just golden! The lyrics are, for lack of a better expression: “really cool”. From “finding Holy cities” to desires to “get experimental” Joan details her romantic tensions and sexual frustrations in the most grandiose but rather direct manner.

(#7) SUN KIL MOON — BENJI

“I’ll go to my grave with my melancholy, and my ghost will echo my sentiments for all eternity” — Mark Kozelek

(#6) TAYLOR SWIFT — 1989

I’m actually tempted to make this no.1, just for the heck of it :P, just to shout it out: “HEY GUYS TRUST ME THIS IS THAT GOOD”, cause it is pretty damn good. 1989 does give that kind of bubbly, instant gratification that’s visible in all great pop music, but sprinkled by that magical ~Swifty~ dust that only her most loving fans.. and I guess young girls lol.. would “get”.

(#5) CONOR OBERST— UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN

“Don’t look so forlorn, Don’t you look so scared. Don’t get so upset, This world was never fair.. But there are hundreds of ways to get through the days, There are hundreds of ways, Now you just find one” — Conor Oberst

(#4) JENNY LEWIS — THE VOYAGER

In a year that mostly felt really black and white for me, Jenny Lewis’ The Voyager offered the most beautiful, lovely, colour spectrum.

(#3) THE HOTELIER — HOME, LIKE NOPLACE IS THERE

(#2) COLDPLAY — GHOST STORIES

“fly on” — Chris Martin

(#1) my favourite album of 2014: SHARON VAN ETTEN — ARE WE THERE

well are we? Haha.

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