Lyriquediscorde’s 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report. Continue reading Lyriquediscorde’s 2014 in review

My Top 30 Albums of 2014 :: 15-11

15. They Want My Soul :: Spoon My thoughts (from my review in August – an excerpt from a longer review): They Want My Soul should probably be tied with number two as this is a stellar album, from start to finish. But, let’s start at the start, shall we?Rent I Pay takes you right into the groove, tight percussion, electro-twangy guitars (is that a word? yes, yes it is today), and a catch chorus that had me singing-a-long before the song was even done. This song throws out a hook that snags immediately, and then you are reeled in completely. … Continue reading My Top 30 Albums of 2014 :: 15-11

As the year winds down to another ending :: A Playlist

As the year winds down to another ending :: A Playlist Listen here on Spotify Seven Day Mile :: The Frames You & Me :: Graveyard Lovers Never Quite Free :: The Mountain Goats Waiting Around to Die :: The Lemonheads I Don’t Want to Change You :: Damien Rice My Wrecking Ball :: Ryan Adams Video Games :: Lana Del Rey New Year’s Resolution :: Camera Obscura For the Price of a Cup of Tea :: Belle & Sebastian Something Stupid :: Devotchka Tonight the Streets are Ours :: Richard Hawley Rose Parade :: Elliott Smith Make You Better … Continue reading As the year winds down to another ending :: A Playlist

My Top 30 Albums of 2014 :: 20-16

My Top 30 Albums of 2014 :: 20-16 20. Transgender Dysphoria Blues :: Against Me! My thoughts (from my review in January): The album opens with an overwhelming feeling of celebration and freedom, and even where lyrically the challenges of singer’s Laura Jane Grace’s life-changing choices to live her authentic life, even in the lines that should be burdened with jaded stings and slings and scars, I still hear celebration. This is an uplifting album, one that fills me with a sonically driven, inspirational kick to follow my dreams. This will definitely be a go-to album when I need that push … Continue reading My Top 30 Albums of 2014 :: 20-16