It’s that time of the year when I start compiling my list of the best music of the year, and what struck me as I typed in my favorites was how many great albums were released by women, and there weren’t even any new releases from my all-time favorites Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, and Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit.
I’ll start the show with a gal who has been at it for years. Here’s Neko Case with “Night Still Comes” from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. [asa]B00DBRT59G[/asa]
Mazzy Star waited seventeen years to release Seasons of your Day. [asa]B00DYEBM3I[/asa] Hope Sandoval sounds as good now as she did back in the nineties. Here’s “California” from the new album.
Some gray-bearded economists have good taste in music. A few weeks ago Paul Krugman introduced me (and I’m sure a lot of other people too) to Sarah Jarosz on his blog. Here’s the title track from her album from Build Me Up from Bones [asa]B00EF1PKJQ[/asa]
And after a full course of heavyweight artists, it’s time for a little sugar. Here’s the sixteen-year-old, electro-pop sensation Lorde singing her megahit “Royals” from the album Pure Heroine. [asa]B00EJU8ZIG[/asa]