2013 gave us some great music!
All the anticipated new albums from the bands we love came out, and some new faces came onto the scene, as well; whom have forever changed my music landscape-and hopefully keep doing so. I thought it would be a fun post to share the music that brought me joy throughout this year; a little run down or list per se of my music. You know how much I love lists…and music.
These are not in any particular order, because I was just too lazy for that this morning. 😛
The Arcade Fire turned me inside out with their new album, and that.. is a good thing. Though this was a Fall release, it was super relevant to the music scene..and to me. This was in my top three albums that I anticipated the most. The Arcade Fire is one of my favorite bands of all time, and for good reason. They aren’t boring! Reflekktor is definitely an example of that..they mixed up their sound with some dance, and it turned out beautiful.
Lorde quickly became the world’s (and, of course, MY) biggest obsession of 2013..what a talent! Pure Heroine might be, and this is no stretch, my favorite album of the year. Every single song is perfect Lorde. She was so young recording this album, and when you think of that with her sound and lyric writing ability, it’ll blow you away. Very complex girl.
Mumford and Sons‘ album, Babel, is just everything that is right about them. Such an amazing extension of their work, and one of the top three albums I couldn’t wait to have streaming in my ears. And one of the top three albums as I think of it of the year. From start to finish it is fantastic.
Vampire Weekend. Well, if you know me, you know my obsession with VW is humongous, and Ezra Koening, well, I love him. So, I don’t need to say more. EXCEPT! I was anticipating this album beyond words. The new album was a dingy, morbid breakdown of all that they are great at doing. Making me think. Hannah Hunt, which I am posting, is probably my absolute favorite song off the album. It is absolutely great…
Lady Gaga is fantastic, isn’t she? If ever Rupaul and Madonna (when she was hot and young) ever had a baby, they’d have the only other human being I could think of more awesome than Lady Gaga. She is brilliant. Did you catch her on The Muppets? If you haven’t, you gotta! She is weird in all the best ways, and her latest album is pop at it’s best. Applause is sung by me almost daily, and as you might have guessed, she does it way better. http://youtu.be/_bHhpufKRjs
Franz Ferdinand‘s album was highly anticipated by yours truly.. they are so fun! And my oh my, how I missed them!
JT can do no wrong, and his 20/20 album this year was a lot of fun. Though the bes tsong was the hit single here. Also, when is SNL just going to hire him on fulltime? Jeesh!
This band is quirky and sweet; immediately they bring on a smile to my face..it’s Grouplove. I fell in love with their sound with their last album, that candy rock sound I like!, and their latest kept that fun going. Perfect song to just forget yer bluez.
Another artist new to me this year, Passenger, who sounds an awful lot like Tracy Chapman, was a particular favorite on my shuffle in 2013~! Yes, cause it’s a tear jerker. 🙂
And I think I will end my 2013 music list with 9 songs. I am missing some, but off the top of my head, without a drop of coffee..9 is pretty good!
Now I need coffee.
Have an amazing day, everyone!