As we prepare to begin the second quarter of 2014, I thought it appropriate to share with you some of the better records I've listened to so far this year.
It's been a much better start to the year in music than in 2013, which was kind of a down year for music. But there already has been a good number of albums that have caught my attention this year.
Here's a list, in no particular order. (I'll save the ordering for my Best of 2014 list at the end of the year.) I suspect there will be a number of bands on here you haven't heard of. If you haven't, give them a listen!
• Against Me, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"
• Young the Giant, "Mind Over Matter"
• Together Pangea, "Badillac"
• Farewell Dear Ghost, "We Colour the Night"
• Bombay Bicycle Club, "So Long, See You Tomorrow"
• Breton, "War Room Stories"
• NO, "El Prado"
• Dinosaur Pile-Up, "Nature Nurture"
• Elbow, "The Take Off and Landing of Everything
• Battleme, "Future Runs Magnetic"
• Future Islands, "Singles"
What have you been listening to so far this year?