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

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