Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Favorite Songs: Helplessness Blues, Montezuma, Grown Ocean (well all actually)
- I feel like this is a more powerful album (lyrically and instrumentally)
- There’s nothing really for me to say because Fleet Foxes is one of my favorite bands and I love everything about this album
- I wish it received better reviews
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
- I think this album is really real and pure and a lot deeper than the previous albums. It is almost like you can hear Chris Owens like drunkenly crying and singing in a room!
- “Almost eerie sense of familiarity, like these are songs you’ve been hearing your whole life even when you can’t place them, and it’s sometimes startling just how specific the references can be.” -Pitchfork.com
-I liked this quote from Pitchfork because it took the words right out of my mouth. I feel like there is some sort of emotional connection that everyone has with the lyrics.
- There is a perfect balance of “doo-woppy”/ electric guitar solos / melodic rhythms and lyrics
Dom - Family Of Love (EP)
Favorite Songs: Telephone, Damn, Happy Birthday Party
- Catchiest EP of the year!
- Dom’s best EP
- I would definitely call this a guilty pleasure. I listen to it and laugh but yet I love it and can’t stop listening to it!
- What I love about Dom (and this EP) it sounds like Ariel Pink, Wavves, Girls, and even Yuck all got together and had a sunny drunken beach party
Cults - Cults
- Perfect summer indie pop album
- Each song is catchy
- The album has a different sound than other albums this year
- One of the best breakthrough albums/artists of the year
- (dislike that is blew up too fast, kind of got over the album for a bit)
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
At first I did not like this album I thought it was a disappointment then I changed my mind about it because:
- When I saw Bon Iver live I appreciated the songs from this album more
- It’s no For Emma for sure but I can admire an artist that strays from their first album and experiments with new sounds/instruments without losing the “Bon Iver sound”
- I like that it sounds like almost 1 continuous song (I hate that it sounds like 1 continuous song)
- I’m proud of the recognition and credit it received because it was definitely well deserved
- It is one of the best albums of the year hands down no matter who you talk to/what you read
Beirut - The Rip Tide
- I’m going to put this album in top 5 hell top 3 even!
- I believe this is Beirut’s most mature album
- Has a darker feel than the upbeaty-ness of Postcards From Italy
- Each song is different/interesting/catchy yet keeps that “Beirut” sound
- Overall perfect album in my opinion
Bright Eyes - The People’s Key
- 8th Bright Eyes album
- I enjoyed the “harder” feel to it
- Thought the intros/endings with the “philosophical ramblings” were an interesting touch
- (Also, we saw Bright Eyes in the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery this year, it was beyond breathtaking)