Weak List Wednesday: Best Song of 2014 (So Far)

best songs of 2014 so far

We are now past that halfway point of 2014, and thus, it is time to look back at some of of favorite songs of the year so far. Please let us know your qualms, queries, and substitutions:

5. “Your Love Is Killing Me” – Sharon Van Etten

Sharon finds a perfect blend of raw, aggression, and passion in this fine track from her wonderful new album.
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Sharon Van Etten Review: Are We There

Sharon Van Etten

Are We There

Sharon Van Etten Are We There Review

Listening to Brooklyn singer Sharon Van Etten’s music, you get the feeling that she is the type of person that could cry on command. She sings with such unguarded emotion, it seems like she truly embodies and lives these songs. Her first three albums display the power of love and the search for redemption in every situation. Her fourth album, Are We There finds Sharon Van Etten as content and in love as ever, and the sound matches that comfort: you can slip into it like a warm snuggie and never want to come out.
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Sharon Van Etten Review

Sharon Van Etten

Tramp

Sharon Van Etten Tramp album cover art

There is no shortage of female singer/songwriters. While surely this isn’t the 90’s, when Lilith Fair ruled the pop airwaves, there is still a fair share of females singer/songwriters vying for your attention in 2012, with Adele sweeping the Grammys and other artists from the mainstream (Kelly Clarkson, Colbie Caillat) and indie world (Feist, Regina Spektor) still grabbing tons of radio time.
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LxListening: The Week That Was 02/05-02/10

david lee roth, looks like a girl
David Lee Roth or Tranny Goldie Hawn? You Decide, America

Ay yi yi.  When looking through the albums being released this week to decide what I was going to review, I was pretty disgusted by most of the options.  Wes already had Dr. Dog and wanted Sharon Van Etten for next week, and so I explored a new (to me) artist in Air, and was pleasantly surprised.  While making the decision to review Air’s new album though, I waded through some other albums/tracks of note.  Below you will find where my musical wanderings took me, much to my dismay, and a nice pallet-cleanser at the end if you actually listen to any of the first four songs.

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