Each year I compile my favorite albums of the year (09, 10, 11, 12, 13). It is always difficult to go back through music and try to evaluate where they stand in relation to one another. Maybe this will make you aware of a few albums you missed.
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Any list worth their salt this year has this album on it, and for good reason.
Delta Spirit – Into the Wide
fast or slow, these guys hit a home run with this album. Read the lyrics, deeper than you might expect.
Caribou – Our Love
the whole album swims with talent and softness.
Damien Rice – My Favorite Faded Fantasy
I have been waiting for this for 8 years, and it did not disappoint.
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
best pop album of the year, and there are more songs than Chandelier.
Trip Lee – Rise
the first half is very strong, last half not as much, but still an incredible accomplishment.
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
real country music peeps, and he is from Kentucky.
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
the voices of this sweedish duo always sound good together
Interstellar – Soundtrack
the organ gets its groove back, great studying music.
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
Tweedy – Sukierae
Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Future Islands – Singles
Trampled by Turtles – Wild Animals
The Apache Relay