Monday, December 29, 2014

Bring Me the Head of Tyler the Haikuist

Tyler's Top Music of 2014
(Possibly in order)

Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso
Smooth and silky pop
From a backup singer and
A psych-folk bassist

Beck: Morning Phase
Melancholy Beck
Is beautiful and epic
Stay sad, Beck. Stay sad

Spoon: They Want My Soul
Spoon loosens up but
Rocks as hard as they did on
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream
No beer commercial
Would be alas chill as the songs
On Lost in the Dream

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Weezer is good again, 
Apologizing for ten 
Years of bad music

Friday, December 26, 2014

Nick's Picks

Nick's Top Music of 2014
(in no particular order)

Bleachers: Strange Desire
Such a good live show
fun. is fine, but this is great
Amazing short-shorts

Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso
Mellow grooviness
Recorded in a closet
But sounds so damn good

Glass Animals: Zaba
This one grew on me
Really hated it at first
Peanut butter grooves?

The Orwells: Disgraceland
Midwest garage rock
Nutritious and delicious
Next gen still has hope

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Five Syllables Seven Syllables Four Syllables...Crap

Alex's Top Music of 2014
(in no particular order)

Future Islands: Singles
Be-boop goes the synth
And folksy punky vocals
Eat that Avicci 

Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues
There once was a man
Tom was her name then
Now Laura Jane Grace

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
Running jewels fast
Wait, Rage Against the Machine?
Ten copies please.

First Aid Kit: Stay Gold
Feelsy harmonies
“We’re gonna get out of here”
Please never leave me

Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Hide yourself away
Your music is better then
Lonely and perfect

Bonus Pin-up Shot:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Is Legit

Mauricio's Top Music of 2014
(in no particular order)

Flying Lotus: You’re Dead
The book of the dead,
Sounds and spirits swirl about,
What the fuck was that?

Interpol: El Pintor
Gone a while, back now,
Spanish painter’s all the rage,
Anagrams are fun.

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Never stone and steel,
Memories make a city,
I am a river.

Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Her voice is haunting,
Memories stir up like ghosts,
All is forgiven.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Album is a Cat

Shifty's Top Music of 2014
(in order!)

#5 Ought: More Than Any Other Day 
So underrated
I made a joke, ha
You ought to listen to this

#4 Run The Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
Run them jewels fast!
Fuckboys need not apply
Unhealthy combination

#3 Cloud Nothings: Here and Nowhere Else
I love this shit, dawg 
I cry every time
Dylan Baldi is the man
#2 Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right
Post-Punk from Detroit
Lyrics are the bomb
Singer eats nails for breakfast

#1 Nothing: Guilty of Everything
Metal and Shoegaze
Guilty of greatness
A perfect combination

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rabbit's Picks

Rabbit's Top Music of 2014
(in no particular order)

The Afghan Whigs: Do To the Beast
Sex and violence, no
self pity, only knowing
Winks and alcohol

Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Vulnerable and
Sultry, a siren sinking
Ships; she's lonely too

Bleachers: Strange Desire
Confessional pop
Joyous and wild; it'll get
Better, I promise

St Vincent: St Vincent
Indie fey princess
Subverting tropes; guitar god
Hard as bone or ice

Friday, December 19, 2014

Young Brad's a Poet/He Has Written Some Haiku/Critique His Lame Ass

Brad's Top Music of 2014
(in no particular order)

Frankie Cosmos: Zentropy
Her name is Greta
Her Dad is semi-famous
Her Man is a Porch

Mac DeMarco: Salad Days
Only smokes Viceroy
Puts drumsticks in his butthole
Likes lettuce way too much

Kishi Bashi: Lighght
Steak Steak Steak Steak Steak
The Steak is a gentleman
Steak Steak Steak Steak Steak

Sun Kil Moon: Benji
He has a big dick
War on Drugs has dibs on it
Fuck beer commercials

Death Grips: "Inanimate Sensation"
They're still together
They still sound like Satan's taint
Fuck I hate haiku