Music is just as good as it’s always been. Get off your soap boxes you old dinosaurs.
The Killers - Battle Born: This is my absolute favorite album of the year. I can’t really put the others in any sort of order, but I’m sure with this one. Epic nostalgia, desert drives, late night grit and coffee chugs flow from this album.
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams: This album is AMAZING. Possibly my number 2 for the year. For fans of Fleet Foxes. A lot of these songs take my brain to a lot of great places. Also good for desert drives. I’m going to try this one out on some snow drives as well in Michigan this month, I think it may work out nicely.
Pig Destroyer - Book Burner: This album destroys. Feeds my late-teen nostalgic hunger for grindcore, while slamming some legit hardcore as well.
Dusted - Total Dust: This album is spooky and raw. Some good late night jams in here. I liked jamming this one while soaking in the tub with the lights off. I’m bizarre…keep away.
Crystal Castles - (III): This is the first time I’ve paid any attention to Crystal Castles. There’s about 4 jams on this record that really hit some moving notes to me, a handful that are great spooky background, and one that really sucks and angers me, but I just deleted it off of my playlist.
The Secret - Agnus Dei: Grab something that is living and slit it’s throat. I’ve decided recently that I hate music that makes you want to fight, but I love music that makes you want to murder. Slaughter will always trump street fights.
Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory: A very nice minimal folky album. Covers a wide spectrum of emotions. Andrew Bird is the man.
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind: See above (The Secret). Still a bit more formula following than the old days, but Converge unleashes on this album. Blood spraying everywhere.
Mumford and Sons - Babel: A solid second release. Looking forward to seeing these songs live, but now they’re as big as Bieber so getting good tickets is rough. I’d prefer they never blew up so big. Not efficient for us folky types.
Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth: This album will make you happy. Very uplifting, and the Rancid and Clash covers are great. Makes me wanna ride a bike after ocean swimming in the Caribbean. Get out your machete and let’s chop some coconuts. I’ll just watch you eat.
Donkeyboy - Silver Moon: Anything Donkeyboy does will be gold to me. Underrated in the states. Pure pop perfection.