Bloom by Beach House is supposed to be digested as one full-piece of art. They made it as an ALBUM. Their fourth album, as a matter of fact.
Their style is admittedly probably not for everyone, but there is a reason that they garner so much attention after all of their releases. They are talented musicians that piece together some beautiful presentations of music.
It has been a big year for Imagine Dragons. Admittedly, I didn’t expect to like their debut full-length album, Night Visions. I actually hoped I hated it since I tend to shut off artists that become mainstream. Imagine Dragons have been on the radio all year, so I didn’t expect much.
To my surprise, I found hints of Queen and OneRepublic in their music. It was both catchy and imaginative.
Embedded below is the audio (video) of the song, “Bleeding Out.” I wanted to avoid promoting the popular radio song, “It’s Time” since everyone seems to know it by now.
Jessie Ware has slid into the #14 slot this year with a fantastic album called Devotion.
This album is more of a collection of beautiful songs than anything else. It kind of reminds me of when Florence + the Machine first stepped on to the music scene. Everyone’s interest was piqued. She had some very catchy songs.
I hope you enjoy Jessie Ware as much as I, and the rest of the world, have so much.
Below is an embed of the single, “Wildest Moments,” which gives you a good taste of what is comprised within the album.
Kendrick Lamar hit the hip-hop scene hard in 2012. His latest album, Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City made major waves.
He got to work with some of the biggest players in hip-hop and it definitely paid off.
Everyone that knows me knows that I’m not the biggest rap or hip-hop fan, but putting Kendrick at #18 on this countdown just felt right. Even non-fans can tell just how much heart was put into this piece of art.
Below is an embed of the music video for “Swimming Pools (Drank).”
If you’re interested in purchasing this album, check it out on Amazon.