2014 was an OK year for music. Seeing Sondre LercheĀ in Chicago was fun. I was left craving more catchy, sing-along pop music for some reason at the end of the year. There was lotsĀ of focus on textures and qualities of the music more so than its actual content. Looking forward to what 2015 has to offer.

  1. Sondre Lerche – Please
  2. Kevin Drew – Darlings
  3. Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield
  4. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent
  5. Purfume Genius – Too Bright
  6. Chad Vangaalen – Shrink Dust
  7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon
  8. Slow Magic – How to Run Away
  9. Real Estate – Atlas
  10. D’angelo – Black Messiah

Runner Ups:
skaters – manhattan
vacationer – relief
blonde summer – high times
tycho – awake
warpaint – warpaint
the fresh and onlys – house of spirits
patrick park – love like swords
echo & the bunnymen – meteorites
lana del ray – ultraviolence
braid – no coast
kishi bishi – lighght
odesza – in return
hooray for earth – racy
bahamas – bahamas is afie
weezer – everything will be alright in the end
the jazz june – after the earthquake
gemma hayes – bones + longing
damien jurado – brothers and sisters of the eternal son
angel olsen – burn your fire for no witness