Haim – Days Are Gone
These songs are so powerful because they feel exceptionally true, like they could have happened to me or you or anyone. And they are so catchy that I am probably singing “The Wire” in the shower while you are reading this.
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
2013 was a banner year for music that makes me feel good, and nothing can match the euphoria of Free Your Mind. I’m pretty sure we danced like fools to “Let Me Show You Love” at Duffy’s last Saturday.
Jagwar Ma – Howlin
Another album that just makes me feel really good. Some weird combination of 60s pop and drugged out trance. I know that doesn’t sound great on paper, but trust me, it’s great.
Juveniles – Juveniles
Are you going to go and listen to any of these albums? Juveniles are an electropop group from France, and they are better looking and more talented than any of the bands you like, so maybe you shouldn’t listen to them.
Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze
Sometimes I’m just in the mood for rambling 10 minute songs.
Wet – Wet EP
This record sounds so sick. It’s like R&B made in zero gravity. If you learn one thing from this piece, it should be that this record is sick.
Lady Gaga – Artpop
Forget all the haters, this album is fun, it makes me happy, and R. Kelly is the best.
Baths – Obsidian
This album makes me feel things.