All of the top songs and albums posts for 2014 are descending upon us. And guess what, most of them are crap. Check out the top Rock Artists of 2014 according to Billboard. Granted, there are some great rock acts on this list, but in what universe is Lorde considered rock? And how in the living hell did she top acts like Foo Fighters, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys? Also, why am I surprised? A mainstream list like what Billboard provides is never going to satisfy me. So on I march making my own lists. Here are some listen-worthy albums from November. Stay tuned for my obligatory 2014 lists coming soon.
Dels- Petals Have Fallen
New rap that I like? It does exist! This English born rapper, graphic designer, and filmmaker creates music that harkens back to raps heyday. If you’re a fan of Jurassic 5, The Roots, or Mos Def, give him a listen. With connections to acts like Hot Chip, you can’t go wrong.
Also check out: RGB, Shapeshift (earlier album)
Like St. Vincent? Fan of Indie Folk and Pop? This is your album for November. This isn’t get out of your seat and dance music, but if you’re looking for a soundtrack to chill, they have your number.
Also check out: A Grande Design, Lemon Incest (earlier album)
Circa Survive- Descensus
Heavy at one moment and melodic at others, Circa Survive has a sound all their own. My attraction to the band lies cleanly in the vocals of Anthony Green. Dig his high pitched, odd voice.
Also check out: Schema
Foo Fighters- Sonic Highways
Really I didn’t even need any other albums on the list for November. Because, let’s be honest, I listened to this one like it was my job. Perfection. The only complaint I have is it’s only 8 songs. That’s almost an EP! I love the story behind the album and the docu-series of the same name on HBO was fantastic. A must listen and a must watch if you’re a fan of music history and well, music in general.
Also check out: Something From Nothing, Subterranean, and In the Clear…damn, just listen to the entire album.