2014 may not have been a year where something comes out of nowhere or a particular album grabs the cultural zeitgeist while at the same time appealing to my sensibilities, but it did reconfirm certain artists who have crafted terrific work in the past as well as introduced me to a few under the radar gems. So, without further ado, I entreat you to indulge in the auditory smorgasbord that is my favorite 25 albums of 2014! The year has come and gone, but the music lingers.
by Jericho Cerrona January 12, 2015
|Boy Carla Bozulich|
|Abrasive, challenging, and subtly moving, Boy is the kind of "pop" album rarely made anymore; reconfiguring the way we view the idea of the record as more than a set of instant gratification-style singles and encouraging us to listen deeper. Mixing rock, blues, jazz, pop, and industrial noise to staggering effect, Carla Bozulich emerges as the female answer to Scott Walker.|