OOF, has this been an amazing year of music or what!? In no particular order, here are my picks of the best albums of 2014.
FKA Twigs - LP1
Once I heard "How's That" from EP2, I was dying for a full album. She did NOT disappoint and I don't think I'll stop being fascinated by her for a very long time.
Gorgon City - Sirens
These guys did a great job of filling my Disclosure-loving heart. A distinct bass "thump" in the chorus of each song and great guest vocalists - nobody does 90s house music like the Brits.
SOHN - Tremors
The emotion in each song kills me. Someone tore him up...
Beck - Morning Phase
Okay, I lied, I have two albums tied for first place. This is one of them. I have to admit, I haven't listened to Beck's stuff much outside of the 90s and man, this came out of nowhere! Haunting and gorgeous.
Caribou - Our Love
This is my other #1 album. I love each and every song from this album but the standout song, of course, is "Can't Do Without You." Just those four words building up for 5 minutes...unreal.
Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love, Marriage & Divorce
I know, this came out of nowhere. Though a little cheesy at times, it took me right back to the mid-90s.
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Rock is alive and well in these two Brits. The first song along blows my face off every time I hear it.
Ariana Grande - My Everything
Don't worry, I whip myself every night for loving this album. Too bad it came from such a terrible little brat.
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
He's an angel. That is all.
Tinashe - Aquarius
Take note, Rihanna, this is how it's done.
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
The minute I heard "Klapp Klapp" I knew we were in for a great album...