Another month has passed in what is starting to feel like a ridiculously short year, and seemingly disappointing. Amongst the disappointment of 2014, it has been easy to spot out some gems, and the month of September did not disappoint on this front. From Australian Indie Rock, to Alternative hip hop, September has provided some of the years finest tunes and albums. So here i present to you my first entry in the Music i Loved series.
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
for a sophomore effort, this is as good as it gets. Diversion, whilst still keeping the sound that gained them a strong following,.Alt-J have made an extremely complex and beautiful album, closely matching its predecessor with tracks flowing seamlessly from each record. Definitely check this one out for some sick tracks such as, Nara, Every Other Freckle and Bloodflood Pt. 2, if you were a fan of their debut album An Awesome Wave.
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away
After only hearing this album just a few days ago, my opinion may be varied by next week, but right now i am loving this record and it is probably my second favorite of the year so far (after Land Of Pleasure). It may be the simplistic ukulele or the impressive production on tracks like “Mess is Mine” , but it really comes down to the incredible vocals for me. Theirs something about Vance’s music that gives me a sense of pride for Australian music. Check this Fvcking Shvt ooooooout.
#1 - Baro - “I had a dream about u last night”
Layed back hip hop, with a strange hook, catchy vocals and lyrics straight out of the Melbourne scene. For a 17 year old this is really impressive work, and resembles acts like Earl, with lighter production and comprehensible lyrics. With a good flow and a solid mixtape under his belt, Baro is definitely a rapper to look out for in the future.
#2 - Hockey Dad - Seaweed
These guys are one of my new favourite bands. For a 15 year old in a band myself, it’s really motivating hearing Hockey Dad who are still in high school themselves. After dropping “I need a Woman” previously this year, the 2 piece have moved in a slightly different direction, with smoother vocals, cleaner production and such sick drumming. Keep an eye out for their debut EP!
#3 - SBTRKT - New Do.New York
I have a theory that Ezra Koenig can never be bad as a guest vocalist. If you look at his back catalougue, you will struggle to find a bad track hes featured on (with the exception of a few questionable tracks on Modern Vampires of the City). After a bit of a hiatus, SBTRKT has returned with a brand new album filled with weird and wonderful songs, including this track that has grown drastically on me over the past few months.
FUN FACT - Today i went Record shopping with some friends, and i actually stole a SBTRKT poster that was on the wall in one of these old independent stores. I am the definition of trash.
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they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education
teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit
oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend
i wonder why
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