it’s been a year full of bad and good but mostly bad. What was comparatively better was music. Sometimes I really forget all the great stuff that I used to listen. Some artists are thrown into the dustbin when the new sounds and faces emerge. So, I decided to make the list of my favorite albums this year as well as films.
So here is the list of my favorite and probably and logically most listened albums this year:
1. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
I disliked this girl at first. Thought that she was one of the innocent-turned-slut popstar wannabes, but as time went, I realised how much I like her for her weird alienish sexy schoolgirl looks, her cool boyfriend - frontman of band DIIV, her public image and attitude and finally the album, which reminded me of my school years when I was filled with angst and pop punk fantasies.
2. Devandra Banhart - Mala
This came out at the beginning of the year and was one of the highlights of my life when I was feeling pretty much shitty all the time. Album is mysterious, sexy and warm and automatically pushes the blush pink images in your brain cells.
3. Arctic Monkeys - AM
This has to be the sexiest rock album of the year. Not to mention the newly released songs from B side (Stop the World, I wanna get off with you; You’re so Dark), this record is black and filled with melodic and romantic songs. Alex Turner is God. period.
4. King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
King Krule or Zoo Kid is the best new artist of the year in my opinion. He is a teenager with the deep vocals, mature and smart lyrics and melodies. His videos and music are relatively eye and ear candy.
5. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
This album has to be the one that strongly touched my heart considering my nostalgic and depressing moods. Every song is an undeniable masterpiece with heartbreaking lyrics.
6. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
I love Dev Hynes. I love his style, his music, his persona - everything. Unfortunately, he was not well recieved by critics for his previous works and I was so happy when Cupid Deluxe was named the Best New Music by Pitchfork. Album is delicious! Kudos, Devonte and good luck in making more music like this!
7. Kyle Hall - Boat Party
I hadn’t heard of this artist until my friend showed me one track of the new album and that was it - I was hooked.
8. Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
I’m currently loving this record by this new female R&B artist Jessy Lanza. Genre is something like experimental electro R&B and it worls, it really does. Her voice complements the beautiful beats and the end result is fascinating.
9. Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring, Faultless Youth
Always loved Mount Kimbie. That’s all I can say.
10. Dj Koze - Amygdala
This was my non-stop record in the spring, I had it on replay and my room was always filled with Koze’s melodic rhythms on every occasion. I think my friends started hating me after playing it too often…
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