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Music of 2014

posted Jan 1, 2015, 10:59 PM by Jay Lieske   [ updated Feb 27, 2016, 11:05 PM by Jay Lieske ]
Even through I've continued to buy lots of tracks and albums from eMusic and iTunes, the last couple years haven't offered many albums that got me excited.  That changed in 2014.  My favorite records ths year:

Spoon: "They Want My Soul"
Full of great songs that sound better the more I listen to them.

Temples: "Sun Structures"
Perfect psychedelic rock: great melodies and hooks with trippy feel. 

The Horrors: "Luminous"
The songs have great atmosphere, with sounds that sustain and shift and hook me in.

Medicine: "To The Happy Few"
A great comeback.  The guitars, drumming, and singing both take me back to 1993 and exist perfectly in the present.  (This actually came out in 2013, but I didn't know about it until this year.  How many more albums don't I know about from my favorite groups?)