My Top Albums of 2015

Wow, what a year! 2015 was wild and varied ride for me personally and musically. I didn’t rank my list this year because I don’t really feel it makes much sense to do so anymore. I loved all of these albums more or less equally but for different reasons, depending on my mood or what I was experiencing in my life at the time. My top ten albums were chosen based on how often I listened to them, artistic achievement or both. Having said all that, there was a clear Number 1 album, which you’ll find out as you read the list. Be sure to also read my list of top songs for 2015. Continue reading “My Top Albums of 2015”

Favorite Music of 2014

For me 2014 was the year of the podcast. Prior to this year, I had rarely listened to them and now I seem to devote as much time (if not more) to podcasts as I do to music. Also, despite the endless and barrier-free sources of music out there, I sometimes miss the days of scrounging used CD stores or saving up to buy special editions. Somehow I felt more inspired those days! Despite this, I have put together a list of my favorite albums of 2014. Continue reading “Favorite Music of 2014”

Bowie’s Return

Ten years have passed since David Bowie’s last album and most people didn’t expect another one. He’d had a heart attack after making ‘Reality’ and had largely retreated from the public eye. To everyone’s great surprise, he announced on his birthday of this year (after keeping it a secret), that he would release a new album entitled ‘The Next Day’ within a month. Keeping a new album under wraps is no small feat, especially with an artist of Bowie’s magnitude.

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Ane Brun – Live Performance for KCRW + “Worship” [Song of the Week]

Sweden’s ever-flowing fountain of great music brings us Ane Brun, originally from Norway but based in Stockholm. Her latest album, It All Starts With One, was released on May 1.

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Tanlines’ Mixed Emotions—Tropicalia Dance Rock [album of the month]

Brooklyn duo Tanlines consist of Eric Emm on vocals and Jessie Cohen on guitar. What Vampire Weekend do to mix indie and African rhythms, Tanlines do for Caribbean Calypso.

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