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favorite albums of 2017 so far:

1. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

2. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

3. Feist - Pleasure

4. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

5. Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?

6. Spoon - Hot Thoughts

7. The xx - I See You

8. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

9. Sampha - Process

10. Max Richter - Three Worlds

11. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3

12. Bonobo - Migration

13. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

14. Gorillaz - Humanz

15. alt-J - RELAXER

16. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe

17. The Mountain Goats - Goths

18. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog

19. Slowdive - Slowdive

20. Forest Swords - Compassion

21. Algiers - The Underside of Power

22. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async

23. Arca - Arca

24. Bleachers - Gone Now

25. Drake - More Life

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For almost the past two years I’ve had the very great pleasure of being the Art Director for the band, Alt-J. Here is a selection of everything I’ve had a chance to create / oversee.

When it came time for a photo shoot I had the chance to bring on one of my favorite photographers, Noah Kalina. Using a projector and a variety of gradients we attempted to capture the feeling of Alt-J’s music in images.

Thatalternativekid's Best Albums of 2014

Creating the following list was particularly challenging for me given just how diverse the spectrum of music created in 2014 was. New artists such as FKA twigs and Lake Street Dive blurred the lines between genres while seasoned veterans like St. Vincent and The Black Keys reimagined their role in the music world. On the albums Goddess and I Never Learn, earnest and pleading vocals took center stage, whereas on Alvvays and Salad Days, the focus was more on the aesthetically-pleasing and sentimental tunes. Lyrically, Sharon Van Etten and Run the Jewels broke new ground, bringing deep emotions to the table and raising up new issues for discussion. In addition, the mellow music of Jenny Lewis and Future Islands was reminiscent of times when the world was less complicated, and music more pure. In this past year musicians showed us that no matter what crazy happenings take place in the world around us, music will always be there to take us back to a place of peace, humanity, and beauty.

  1. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
  2. Are We There - Sharon Van Etten
  3. The Voyager - Jenny Lewis
  4. LP1 - FKA twigs
  5. Turn Blue - The Black Keys
  6. Bad Self Portraits - Lake Street Dive
  7. Alvvays - Alvvays
  8. Singles - Future Islands
  9. So Long, See You Tomorrow - Bombay Bicycle Club
  10. Too Bright - Perfume Genius
  11. Love Letters - Metronomy
  12. Ritual in Repeat - Tennis
  13. Sweet Disarray - Dan Croll
  14. Supermodel - Foster the People
  15. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
  16. This Is All Yours - alt-J
  17. 1989 - Taylor Swift
  18. Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels
  19. Ultraviolence - Lana Del Rey
  20. Salad Days - Mac DeMarco
  21. Goddess - Banks
  22. They Want My Soul - Spoon
  23. I Never Learn - Lykke Li
  24. Drowners - Drowners
  25. Strange Desire - Bleachers