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16. Thou // Heathen

17. YOB // Clearing The Path To Ascend

18. TV On The Radio // Seeds

19. Sun Kil Moon // Benji

20. Indian // From All Purity

21. The Soft Pink Truth // Why Do The Heathen Rage

22. Beck // Morning Phase

23. Ariel Pink // pom pom

24. Iceage // Plowing Into The Field Of Love

25. Warpaint // Warpaint

26. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Original Soundtrack

27. Perfect Pussy // Say Yes

28. Mayhem // Esoteric Warfare

29. Myrkur // Myrkur

30. Timber Timbre // Hot Dreams

Honorable Mentions (In Alphabetical Order):

At The Gates // At War With Reality

Iggy Azalea // The New Classic

Banks // Goddess

Basecamp // B ▲ S E C ▲ M P

The Black Keys // Turn Blue

Boris // Noise

Clark // Clark

Cult of Youth // Final Days

Death From Above 1979 // The Physical World

Death Grips // Government Plates

Death Grips // niggas on the moon

Dub Thompson // 9 Songs

Fucked Up // Glass Boys

Grouper // Ruins

Ryan Hemsworth // Alone For The First Time

Hyperdub 10.4 Compilation

Ides of Gemini // Old World New Wave

Interpol // El Pintor

Jungle // Jungle

Kiasmos // Kiasmos

Little Dragon // Nabuma Rubberband

Lykke Li // I Never Learn

Matyrdöd // Elddop

Movement // Movement

The Notwist // Close To The Glass

Perfume Genius // Too Bright

Pharrell // G I R L

Schoolboy Q // Oxymoron

Shabazz Palaces // Lese Majesty

Simian Mobile Disco // Whorl

Andy Stott // Faith In Strangers

Unwound // No Energy

Jessie Ware // Tough Love

Wolves In The Throne Room // Celestite

Wrekmeister Harmonies // Then It All Came Down

White Lung // Deep Fantasy

Thom Yorke // Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Zola Jesus // Taiga

Live Music 2014:

This past year’s music releases were kind of stale for me, and I cut down my concert attendance quite a bit (because work, life, and stuff). The BEST show was the Blood Brothers reunion at FYF because we’ve all missed them since 2006 or whatever. Related: the Head Wound City set/reunion at BedrockLA soon after FYF.

2014 Spotify Playlist

*I started the playlist with Beyoncé’s “Flawless” because 1) DUH it’s so good, 2) though it’s technically a 2013 release, the last Beyoncé album is _EVERYTHING_ and remained this year’s favorite album. So, there.

Frame The Work – Warby Parker Fall 2014 Collection

I love a good frame.

Really into this clear frame trend and committed to a pair this year, with transition lenses (I know your parents have them, mine do too, and having instant sunglasses is kind of RAD, mkay? Well, very necessary for the four-eyed, active and often outdoors-type like me). Crystal clear acetate – really indulging my love for pure, sharp plastic.

Warby Parker is pretty great, catering to all easy-shopping needs – you can get up to five different frame styles sent to you to try on, or upload your pretty face on their website for virtual try-ons, or actually go to those brick-and-mortar places called stores in some towns.

 

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