Before we start, and before you start making fun of me two “the year of” posts in a week? I guess I’m just super creative and witty with my titles, what can I say (sarcasm font). Last year was The Year of The Book Worm, I didn’t do nearly as well as I hoped. The first half of the year started really strong, the last (okay 3/4) was pretty slooooooowww. I’m still planning to read more and instead of starting a new reading list I’m going to finish off the ones I didn’t get to – that’s just how sloooow and bad I did.
But this year, I also want to get back into my nerdy music ways. I used to be an avid music finder and buyer, like I probably should have used some of those hours for reading (and then I’d probably be a more avid reader). It’s (another) one of those things that sorta fell aside, when I had kids because time is cut shorter and some things just have to take a back seat. The past couple years I’ve made it a priority to listen and search for music again. So I’m coining, 2015 THE YEAR OF THE MUSIC NERD. Why nerd? Because all the people I like the most are nerds, I’m a nerd – so let’s all be music nerds! It’s a long post (info wise) find the rest after the jump, that way if you aren’t into it, you can scroll right on past.
I hope to (but don’t hold me too it) start sharing playlists here and there, hopefully from different genre’s since music is so subjective. But I thought a fun way to start the Music Nerd Year off would be to share a few of my favorite albums from last year, though I’m probably leaving out a bunch. The funny thing about looking back on a year is you mostly only remember the last few months – so these are probably more like, my favorite albums of the last few months of 2014, but you get the picture.
I compiled a short playlist, with my favorite songs from most of the above albums (one album: the new basement tapes is missing, so click the photo link below for that).
If you click the photos below you will be brought to iTunes, if purchasing or listening (it’s usually where I like to listen and then buy singles) is your cup of tea.
Are you an avid reader, do you have a favorite book from last year? What’s your favorite style of music? And as if that wasn’t enough questions, tell me your favorite album of 2014?