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2014 Favorite Albums

2014 Favorite Albums

2014 Favorite Albums  Manchester Orchestra: Cope/Hope I’ve loved Manchester Orchestra for years but when Cope came out earlier this year I was surprised and pleased at the direction Cope took: it was straight up rock and roll. In fact, few albums rocked as hard for me this year as it did. Plus its dark theme with twinges of hope throughout just worked. My main complaint… Read more →

2014 Favorite Songs

2014 Favorite Songs Future Islands: “Seasons (Waiting On You)”   Probably my favorite song of the year. Everything about this song exudes emotion: happiness, longing, nostalgia, hope, cowboys. The usual. That performance on Letterman too. There are a handful of songs on this album that are almost as great as this one too (such as “Back in the Tall Grass”… Read more →