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2014 is halfway over and there has already been incredible records and memorable shows.¬† Here are a few of the staff’s favorites.

 

Garrett Z.

Quilt – Held in Splendor
Temples – Sun Structures
The Notwist – Close To The Glass
Thee Oh Sees – Drop
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Real Estate – Atlas

 

Trang N.

TOP SHOWS
Disclosure @ House of Blues
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Granada Theater
Angel Olsen @ Three Links
Kelela @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
Autre Ne Veut @ Scholz Garden
Anamanaguchi @ UTD
Le1f @ New Earth, NC

TOP ALBUMS
Future – Honest
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else


Joe O.

TOP 5 ALBUMS
Tobacco – Ultima II Massage
Siinai – Supermarket
Temples – Sun Structures
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Death Grips – Niggas on the Moon

TOP 5 SONGS
Warpaint – Biggy
Tobacco – Lipstick Destroyer
Boyfrndz – Shape Shifter
Beck – Wave
Siinai – Smiling Cashier

TOP 5 THINGS THAT LOOK LIKE THE NUMBER 5
The number 2
The number 6
A seahorse
A different 2
The letter S

TOP 5 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM JADEN SMITH
“You can discover everything you need to know about everything by looking at your hands.”
“You do not know who you are or why you’re here so when you see someone who does the society comes together as a whole & destroys them.”
“Here’s the deal. We can follow Christ, Buddha, Krishna, you choose. Or we can become them.”
“People think a relationship makes you whole. That it’s two 50% coming to make 100%. When it should be two 100% making 200%.”
“Spiderman is amazing! OH MY GOD! Please go watch it!!”

 

Ryan H.

ALBUMS
Strand of Oaks – HEAL
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Alcest – Shelter
Sun Kil Moon – Benji
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
The Range – Panasonic

SHOWS
Sylvan Esso (support for Tune-Yards) – Granada Theater
Angel Olsen – Three Links
Johnny Fritz (AKA Johnny Corndawg) – Red 7
Lost in the Trees – Holy Mountain
Jeff Bridges & the Abiders – Granada Theater
Manchester Orchestra – House of Blues
Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Winspear
Conan O’Brien – Majestic

 

Chris M.

ALBUMS I LIKED
Real Estate – Atlas
High Highs – Open Season
Elbow – The Beginning & End…
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Future Islands – Singles
Woods – With Light and with Love
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

SHOWS I LIKED
Outkast, Disclosure, Arcade Fire, Future Islands, Neko Case, Pet Shop Boys, Holy Ghost! @ Coachella Weekend 2
Tom Jones @ Granada Theater
Cut Copy & Classixx @ Granada Theater
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings @ Granada Theater
Disclosure @ House of Blues
Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues
Reel Big Fish @ Trees
Charles Bradley @ Trees
Yuna @ Kessler Theater

James S.

Top 5 Favorite Albums
1. Real Estate Atlas
2. Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
3. Tune-Yards Nikki Nack
4. Tycho Awake
5. St. Vincent St. Vincent

 

Amanda W.

ALBUMS
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
Glass Animals – ZABA
Phantogram – Voices
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
Future  РHonest

SHOWS
Sarah Jaffe @ Granada Theater, Dan’e Sliver Lead
Homegrown Fest
Sarah Jaffe anywhere
Yoni Wolf @ Rubber Gloves
Seryn @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Band of Skulls @ Granada Theater
Danny Brown @ BUKU Art Project
Lucius @ Club Dada

 

Mattie H.
~*Mattie’s Top 5 Albumz of 2k14*~
Real Estate – Atlas
Chromeo – White Women
Temples – Sun Structures
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves
HM: Tacocat – NVM & Tycho – Awake

Top 5 Jamz of 2k14 (not neccessarily from 2k14)
Vampire Weekend – Finger Back
Swearin’ – Watered Down
The Aquadolls – Teenage Dream
Motel – Ahi Vienes
Native America – Reminded

 

Patty G.

TOP 5 2014 ALBUMS
Warpaint – Warpaint
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

TOP SHOWS
Little Dragon @ Southside
Warpaint @ Trees
Band of Skulls @ Granada Theater
HAIM @ House of Blues

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