Top 10 Albums of 2014

2014 turned out to be a year of memorable and exciting albums. This list took some time to compile and many albums came close to being included but these albums proved to be the standouts among the abundant records released this year. From a return to form in the post-punk genre to a soul/funk masterpiece,…

Top 10 Music Videos of 2014

Music videos over the years have become a form to be reckoned with. Some are mini-movies while others are complete works of art and  2014 has been a year of both these categories. From living in a dream to dancing for self-love here are the top 10 music videos of 2014. 10. Childish Gambino: Sweatpants…

Augustines: Juarez

Augustines are a band that I completely stumbled on last year. Their earnest and moving songs instantly caught my attention and I decided to check out their album “Rise Ye Sunken Ships”. The album was inspired from vocalist/guitarist Billy McCarthy’s pain and loss from the deaths of his mother and brother. After listening to this…

Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

I finally had the opportunity to listen to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album and I feel like  it is one of the best albums I have ever listened to. It is without a doubt a masterpiece that showcases just how versatile Marvin Gaye was. The album itself is quite relevant in today’s world especially…

The Morning Benders: Promises

The Morning Benders was a band that really came into their own with their second album “Big Echo”. Its atmospheric and California surf sound set the band apart from their contemporaries back in 2010. The album is literally quite perfect from beginning to end. To this day I still listen to this album constantly. One…

Top 10 Songs of 2014

2014 has been a year of quite a few surprises in new music. Many artists released singles without an album pending. There has also been a variety of memorable songs released for movies and TV shows. From a subdued dance track to a noisy exclamation of trouble to come, here are the top 10 songs…

Kele: Humour Me

Bloc Party’s lead singer Kele Okereke has just released his newest solo album “Trick” and it proves to be an amazing followup to “The Boxer”. The songs on this record is much more downbeat and displays its UK garage/ post-dubstep influences that has become a major influence to various artists. One of the best songs…

Local Natives: Black Balloons

When Local Natives’ sophomore album “Hummingbird” was released last year I was quite disappointed by it. The freak-folk and eccentric music that they had become known for was completely absent on the new record. The album was much more serious in tone and didn’t have any songs that clicked with me. I quickly listened to…

The Machine

I have been watching non-stop science fiction movies over the past few weekends after watching “Interstellar” in theaters. I have been actually surprised by the amount of great and interesting sci-fi movies that are out there. One of these recent discoveries is “The Machine” which was written by director Caradog W. James and which I…

Top 10 Album Covers of 2014

There have been many interesting album artwork released this year. Bands and musicians have gone beyond the norm into very creative and visually stunning album covers. From a grotesque body deconstruction to an outstretched hand with a soul hovering above it,  here are the top 10 album covers of 2014. 10. Spoon: They Want My…