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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – My Favorite Albums of 2014

29 Dec

What a year it was for me in music. So good that I don’t want this year to end but excited to see what 2015 has in store. Below (in alphabetical order) are albums I was digging in 2014.  I couldn’t limit myself to a number and I know I missed some too but here it is.  What were some of yours from 2014?

††† (Crosses) – †††

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Alvvays – Alvvays

Asgeir – In The Silence (US Release)

ASTR – Varsity (EP)

James Bay – Hold Back The River (EP)

Bleachers – Strange Desire

Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker

BØRNS – Candy (EP)

Broods – Evergreen

Catfish and The Bottlemen – The Balcony

Caribou – Our Love

Chromeo – White Women

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Chet Faker – Built On Glass

Eric Church – The Outsiders

CRUISR – All Over (EP)

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Madi Diaz – Phantom

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

FKA Twigs – LP1

Flight Facilities – Down To Earth

Future Islands – Singles

G-Eazy – These Things Happen

Galantis – Galantis (EP)

The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

Glass Animals – Zaba

Goat – Commune

Great Good Fine Ok – Body Diamond (EP)

The Griswolds – Be Impressive

Holychild – Mindspeak (EP)

Hozier – Hozier

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

In The Valley Below – The Belt

John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Jungle – Jungle

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

The Kooks – Listen

Ray LaMontagne – Supernova

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Like Swimming – Structures

Los Colognes – Working Together

Manchester Orchestra – Hope

George Maple – Vacant Space

J. Mascis – Tied To A Star

Milky Chance – Sadnecessary (US release)

Blake Mills – Heigh Ho

MisterWives – Reflections (EP)

MØ – No Mythologies To Follow

Mystery Skulls – Forever

O.A.R. – The Rockville LP

Phantogram – Voices

Port Isla – In The Long Run (EP)

The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

Priory – Weekend (EP)

RAC – Strangers

Real Estate – Atlas

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Spoon – They Want My Soul

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

Twin Peaks – Wild Onion

Tycho – Awake

Vacationer – Relief

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Warm Soda – Young Reckless Hearts

Warpaint – Warpaint

Ryn Weaver – Promises (EP)

Jack White – Lazaretto

Young Rising Sons – The High (EP)

Zac Brown Band – The Grohl Sessions Vol.1

 

 

 

 

 

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com June Tunes

2 Jun

Been a bit since I put together a playlist so here’s a extended one for June. Hope you find some good tunes to rock out to.

New Music – Lollapalooza Edition: Milo Greene

31 Jul

Lollapalooza Week on DoYouHearTheMusic.com continues with another rising act you should most definitely be listening to.

Two words: Milo Greene

Who? Not just one person as you may imagine (and some people really thought) but rather a five-piece band from Southern California

What?  “a collection of voices that live and breathe simultaneously with the breadth of an omniscient, collective consciousness”

Why you should listen?  You ever have that moment when you just need to chill out and disappear from the world? Tune into this when that happens

A reason you’ll be excited?  Listen to the tracks “1957” and “Silent Way”

Why I’m excited: These guys are brilliant.  How else do you explain them creating an alias, “Milo Greene,” while in college to serve as their booking agent/manager?  Fast forward as they morphed into literally, Milo Greene.  Musically, I love how these five individuals have found a way to craft a whole bunch of music styles under one roof through each of their own unique strengths.  When listening to the self titled album I feel like I’m being taken on an adventure and I like it.

If you like: Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Vacationer, The Apache Relay

Final thoughts: I really dig Marlana Sheetz’s voice, stunning. Check out their performance on Letterman earlier this summer. And at Lollapalooza, Milo Greene pulled an early time slot but for those of you going, this is a great way to start your Saturday.  Bring a blanket and just chill out on the grass as you watch this rising band take you on your own adventure.

My recommendation, arrive early and stop at the Google Play stage to a couple songs from the Kopecky Family Band and then continue moving to the Playstation Stage for Milo Greene.

Saturday, August 4, noon

New Music: Vacationer – Gone

27 Jun

One word:  Vacationer

Who? An east coast band (NYC based) you are going to want to start listening to

What? Gone, the album which dropped earlier this year

Why you should listen? Want to go on a vacation without actually going on one?  This is the band.  As their website states “If you could go anywhere,” do it as you listen to this harmonious and soothing washed out sound.  It’s like sunshine on a rainy day, brings a smile to your face and lets you daydream. And if you live in the land of sunshine, keep smiling!

A reason you’ll be excited? Really, vacation and daydream aren’t enough?  Well if you take the throwback style of Little Joy and made it more instrumental, voila!

Why I’m excited: I’ve been craving some mellow good tunes to just relax to.  May have just found that!

If you like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Neon Indian; harmonies have been compared as “Beach Boys-esque”

Final thoughts: This sound is not for everyone but if you are willing to give Vacationer a chance, I’m sure this band will come around on you and help you dream about that vacation to St. Barts or chilling in the backyard on your own little vacation from the real world.