Best Albums of 2014, Part 2

The following is the second of three posts that will list, in reverse order, the 64 best albums of 2014.    46. Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright In the End  45. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour   44. Jack White, Lazaretto   43. Benjamin Booker, S/T   42. Prince, Art Official Age   41. Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal   40.…

The best albums of 2013

After a prolonged period of debate, deletion, addition, confusion, discretion, absolution, and reflection, approximately 115 albums remained on the list of those released in 2013 that I would recommend. Admittedly, any attempts I made to organize that list (or a truncated list) of those albums into an easily digestible collection of albums that you should…

The best songs of 2013

  As the year draws to a close, I finally have a few minutes to reflect on the year that was and the songs that kept me going when I needed that extra boost of energy. And as is often the case, when one sits back and compiles the songs that have aged well, no…