So, I’m bored on a Saturday afternoon, so I decided to do a review of my favorite albums that came out this year.
1. Bloom- Beach House
I’ve been a fan of Beach House for a few years now, and in my opinion, I think that they keep getting better with each new album. Their most recent album, Bloom, is so beautiful and dreamy. It always makes me happy when I listen to it. You should especially check out their music videos, because they are so weird and unique, but that is what makes them awesome. My fave songs from the album: The Hours, Lazuli, Myth
2. Shrines- Purity Ring
Purity Ring is a fairly new band, since this is their first album, but I’d have to say their debut album is pretty cool. I love how their sound is so unique. I would love to see them live, because from seeing some youtube videos of their live performances, it would be really awesome. My fave songs: Fineshrine, Lofticries, Crawlersout. (I just realized that pretty much all of their song titles are not real words- this makes me happy)
3. Halcyon- Ellie Goulding
Ok, I’ll go ahead and be hipsterish by saying that I was listening to Ellie way before she became popular in the U.S. with her hit, Lights. I really enjoy her newest album, Halcyon, and the first single from it, Anything Could Happen, is my jam- I have probably listened to it a hundred times and still am not tired of it! So, this is a pretty awesome album, and I’ve been listening to it so much since it came out. My fave songs: Anything Could Happen, My Blood, Figure 8.
4. Young & Old- Tennis
Now I will switch to a band that is not very well known. But I think Tennis should be very well known, because they are amazing. If you like happy, cheerful, summery sounding tunes, Tennis is for you. They are another band that has just gotten better since their last album. Their first album got me hooked to their music, but this one, their second album, shows that they’ve matured as a band, and are going to just keep getting better the more music they make. My fave songs: Never to Part, Take me to Heaven, It All Feels the Same, Dreaming.
5. Here- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Yet again another band that I think has gotten better since their first album. (Although Home is obviously one of the best songs ever, and that’s from their first album) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros create very happy music that just makes you want to dance. I don’t have much else to say about them, so you should just give this album a listen. My fave songs: Man on Fire, That’s What’s Up, One Love to Another.
I’m going to leave it at 5 for now because I’m busy now, but I’ll post more later.