disco-nouveau:: old leather car interior:: dork-wooing
chicks got pipes:: super-catchy:: solid soph. album
7. Operators- EP1
holy-live-love:: dan boekner:: dark-synth dance tunes
7. Odesza- Summer’s Gone
warm-n-fuzy:: trancelike:: musically accurate album cover
6. Gauntlet Hair- Stills
Depeche Mode meets Wolf Parade by way of Animal Collective
5. Spoon- They Want my Soul
Thanks for just makin more solidly great tunes guys:: reliable:: just, Spoon.
4. War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream
Classic America :: Petty and Dylan
3. Beirut- The Rip Tide
new to me :: catchy tunes mixed with some real special gems :: all tha harmonies!
TIE 1: Future Islands- Singles
Best new artist :: we drove 650 miles to see these guys :: total whackadoo- with the goods.
TIE 1: Of Montreal-Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer
New to me best album of the year:: One of the best albums *ever*:: Smart:: epic.
I think for the coming year I'm most looking forward to new offerings from Panda Bear and Modest Mouse. We'll see who else decides to drop a new album, and who else I'll discover from the past!
Check out past lists here: 2013, 2012, 2011