A few others hit my top list when I heard their album, but shattered to pieces after seeing them live (here's looking at you kid - Alex G and Viet Cong). Oh well, nobody's perfect. I got to see some amazing live music this year too, despite missing out on some greats due to sold out shows and stupid Stub Hub pricing. Israel Nash was a hoot; as was Sleater-Kinney, Mac DeMarco, Future Islands, Hozier, Ex Hex, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, and last but not least, The Donkeys!
Enjoy my lovelies.
Father John Misty - 'When You're Smiling and Astride Me'
Stunning. Christine and the Queens - 'Saint Claude'
Leon Bridges - 'The River'
Alabama Shakes - 'Shoegaze'
Royal Headache - 'Wouldn't You Know'
Will Butler - "Anna"
Kurt Vile - 'Pretty Pimpin'
Sia - 'Eye of the Needle'
Sufjan Stevens - 'Death with Dignity'
Courtney Barnett - 'Aqua Profunda!'
And And And - 'A Real Case of the Blues'
Eszter Balint - 'Departure Song'
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - 'Thank You'
Jason Isbell - 'If It Takes a Lifetime'
Tame Impala - 'The Less I Know the Better'
Ought - 'Beautiful Blue Sky'
Sleater-Kinney - 'Bury Our Friends'