Since I'm still working on my 2013 recap for you - it's really about being inept at collage making, truth be told - I figured I would put something else together quickly that was a reflection of sorts on the year that just came to an end.
13 Songs for 2013. Not necessarily from 2013 (some are, though). Just 13 songs that stood out to me, were on repeat, of emotional relevance, etc. This year was big for me, musically, and though I am not generally of the music sharing blogging platform.. it's a new year, so let's do it.
James Blake - Retrograde / This album is insanely good. I absolutely love it from start to finish, full & through, truly, madly, deeply. It's probably my 1st or 2nd favorite album from last year, which is hard to peg. It's a perfect 'listen through' album, and I find this song to be the absolute sexiest.
Sharon Van Etten - Ask / This album legitimately got me through the months of January & February last year. I listened to it over & over again, and it's in that 1st or 2nd placing as well. Though the whole thing is perfect, I decided on this one because the lyrics are incredible.
Wild Belle - Keep You / This band could very well be just a "flavour", but I have really enjoyed them over the past year. I like their horn section & subtle use of island sounds, and I love this song the most. It's a bit of a national anthem for the cat & mouse relationship. Love games. Romance roller-coasters. And I think that, "Tell me what the matter is, little man, I've got a pretty face & I wear a nice dress" is maybe my favorite lyric in ever.
Kathleen Edwards - Chameleon/Comedian / I'll be seeing this lady perform locally at the end of this month, and I'm so very excited. A sit down show in a beautiful, old church with perfect acoustics & my flask full of whiskey (shhh) - I can't wait. This song is perfect and I think the lyric, "I don't need a punch line" is one of my forever favorites.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky / Because I can't keep anything to what I say it will be - always the unsatisfied (sigh) - here's one more favorite from the past year. This one is a bit more predictable, since it was all over the place, but it's so good, so infectious, such a dance jam, and I still turn it up when it comes on.