Man, this was tough.
Though I really dug a lot of pop music this year, I wasn’t all that impressed with what was offered on the whole. It just seemed to be a down year in general, really. This, while folks raved and raved about this or that album that I just couldn’t get into for whatever reason. Some albums failed to live up to ridiculously high expectations and I simply haven’t gotten around to listening (seriously) to a few others.
In the end…these were the few that stood out for me.
5. Cults – Static
4. Bombino – Nomad
3. Surfer Blood – Pythons
2. Junip – Junip
1. STRFKR – Miracle Mile
The Vaccines – Melody Calling EP
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Capital Cities – In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic