IT'S FINALLY HERE! MY 50 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014!
LIST WEEK CONTINUES! This is a list of my 50 favorite singles this year. There have been a lot of fantastic songs to celebrate, and these are what I found to be the most interesting, entertaining, and replay-worthy.
IT'S MY TOP-15 FAVORITE EPS OF 2014! EPs may not be as long as albums, but that doesn't mean there isn't great music on them, right? Here are some of my favorite short collections of tracks that dropped throughout the year. I didn't get a chance to review all of them, but come away from this list knowing I think they're all worth checking out.
This is a video of my favorite music videos of 2014!
With 36 Seasons, Ghostface Killah tries to recreate the same narrative-based formula he worked with on his last album, but with only a portion of the appeal.
Fusing surf rock, horror punk, and lo-fi garage, the new Wytches album is an electrifying experience.
Shady Records celebrates its 15-year anniversary with a compilation of hits and new material.
Downtempo rhythms and organic hip-hop create a wonderfully drab atmosphere to crawl into on Psymun's new album, Pink Label. Taking cues from the recent emphasis on texture in wonky and instrumental hip hop, Psymun creates neverendingly interesting soundscapes that seem to inhabit a dark, yet livable space.
Album standout "ok" also wanders into the world of ethereal guitar permeating the alternative world at the moment. Think of it as an even drearier version of the Zoo Kid's "Out Getting Ribs" without vocals. While at times the album's musical inspirations can feel too directly plucked from their sources, the styles that are mashed up here fit so well together and have been blended so little that the album never feels derivative.