December 2014 Archives

Best of 2014: Albums

So much for having a top 10 this year, I was so close but there were a few duds. This years top 5 is definitely stronger than last years though. Also, this year ends the 6 year streak of female artists having my favorite album. Spoiler alert?

5. Sharon Van Etten- Are We There
Favorite songs: Your Love is Killing Me, Break Me

4. Kimbra- The Golden Echo
Favorite songs: Everlovin' Ya, Love in High Places

3. St. Vincent- St. Vincent
Favorite songs: Huey Newton, Psychopath

2. Spoon- They Want My Soul
Favorite songs: Victory, Ghetto Woman

1. Sondre Lerche- Please
Favorite songs: Legends, At Times We Live Alone

Dishonorable mention:

The New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers. Together was an underrated more subdued album, this is them trying to recreate Twin Cinema and falling short. Also, you have Neko freaking Case in your band, why do you need a female guest vocalist?

Looking forward to in 2015:

The Church, Twin Shadow

Best of 2014: Books

I ended up reading 8 of the 12 books on my reading list for the year, mostly at the beginning of the year and then I kind of gave up and read whatever I wanted.

I just barely met my 25 book goal, mostly because I wasted a month trying to read Infinite Jest.

Here's my favorite books I read this year

  1. The Son- Jo Nesbo
  2. The Power of Habit- Charles Duhigg
  3. Blind Goddess- Anne Holt
  4. Police- Jo Nesbo
  5. Mad World- Lori Majewski & Jonathan Bernstein