Because you care: the year in our favorite music
Band of Horses, Mirage Rock
J/k that album is terrible. Seriously, what happened to those guys?
No. 10: Family of the Year, Loma Vista
Can venture into corny and poppy at times, but I like it.
No. 9: Wild Nothing, Nocturne/Diiv, Oshin
I don’t like ties but I couldn’t decide. HIPSTER MESH.
No. 8: Two Door Cinema Club, Beacon
I’m somewhat averse to describing albums as “fun”—why should music be fun? It should be dark, weird, and introspective—but darn if this album is not.
No. 7: Father John Misty, Fear Fun
No doubt the funniest, most honest, most fantastic album from a complete degenerate this year. I think “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” is the song of the year.
Looking good, Father John!
No. 6: The Shins, Port of Morrow
My goal in life is to meet sometime who doesn't like The Shins.
No. 5: Tame Impala, Lonerism
It feels like maybe this is the surprise album of the year. It sure surprised the heck out of me.
No. 4: Mesita, The Coyotes
I am very confused as to how this album has flown so under the radar. It’s really great.
No. 3: Grizzly Bear, Shields
No. 2: Beach House, Bloom
Greatest band in existence puts out album that almost outdoes previous album, which is utterly unoutdoable.
No. 1: Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
If you’re not down with Frank Ocean, we can’t be friends. We just can’t.