I’m writing a weekly series about attending Bumbershoot for the past nine years, leading ever-so-gracefully into my tenth ‘shoot. For the first entry I wrote about seeing Against Me! in 2004.
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Great list and alternative to the Best of 2014 (So Far) lists. I also decided to add it with mine.
- Alvvays - Alvvays
- Ariana Grande - My Everything
- The Bug - Angels & Devils
- Caribou - Our Love
- DJ Dodger Stadium - Friends of Mine
- Falty DL - In the Wild
- Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
- Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
- The Juan MacLean - In a Dream
- Museum of Love - Museum of Love
- Rustie - The Green Language
- Young Thug & Metro Boomin’ - Metro Thuggin’
- Zola Jesus - Taiga
Last week, Style of Sound released a ranked list of the one hundred most influential music blogs based on their c/klout. I find this list (and any comparable list) to be problematic because it reinforces the idea that you should be following the same general group of voices as everyone else instead of developing your own taste and questioning what’s being presented to you.
Welcome to the first entry of our newest column, Platter Chatter, devoted to noteworthy and exciting physical music releases.
Yesterday I bought the excellent new TacocaT album, NVM, from Sonic Boom in Ballard, Washington. I was actually planning to buy it since last week, when I first heard the album and the sun came out for the first time in Seattle since 2014.
I was pleasantly surprised by the packaging of the album, though. The liner notes are packed with notes and jokes from the band, and they made the executive decision to forego having a Side A and B in order to have a Side Gumball and Glitter, respectively.
But the vinyl itself, a vibrant bubblegum pink, added a lot to the experience. If you’re a fan of summery garage rock/pop punk (self-described “equal parts Kurt and Courtney”), head over to Hardly Art’s webstore and grab a copy of this album.