Yep, it’s Superlative Season. Time to decide the best of the best, the worst of the worst and reflect on everything that was brought into the music world in 2014.
But I don’t want to get ahead of myself. The remaining four weeks of 2014 still have a lot more in store – James Blake’s 500 person show at The Chapel in San Francisco, Lil Wayne’s alleged final full-length The Carter V and if we are lucky, a surprise Frank Ocean album release to top off a phenomenal year in music (a girl can dream, right?). I’m not totally ready to decide on the best of 2014 quite yet.
So, I’m kicking off December with a throwback to my 2013 SoundCloud Honor Roll consisting of my favorite SoundCloud tracks and mixes of 2013. Because 2013 was one outrageous year in music.**
This type of recap playlist is something I started putting together a few times a year (Coachella, Summer, year-end etc.) a little over 2 years ago, and is kind of like the predecessor to TML. It was after my 2014 Summer playlist that I knew I needed a better place to share the music that I’ve fallen in love with, and here we are today.
So it’s pretty special to share the 2013 Honor Roll with you. Stay tuned for the 2014 in a couple of weeks (!!).
Until next Monday.
** To give you some perspective on what I mean by 2013 being an outrageous year, here’s a small sampling of 2013 album releases:
- Haim – Days Are Gone
- Lorde – Pure Heroin
- Rudimental – Home
- James Blake – Overgrown
- Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
- Arcade Fire – Reflektor
- Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
- Disclosure – Settle
- Classixx – Hanging Gardens
- Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
- Rhye – Woman
- AlunaGeorge – BodyMusic
- Drake – Nothing Was The Same
- Phoenix – Bankrupt!
- Flume – Flume: Deluxe Edition
- Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
- Kanye West – Yeezus
…and many more. FOUR for you, 2013. You go, 2013.