My Favorite Music and Movies of the Year (so far)

There’s still quite a lot on the way, but here’s some of what I like in music and movies this year (so far). It’s all subjective. It’s my opinion. I like a lot of stuff from all over the place.

MUSIC

Singles

TV On The Radio’s Happy Idiot.

Absolutely anything from The Shins.

Public Access TV…all.

John Mellencamp’s Troubled Man.

Casual Sex…any.

The various Madonna and Prince tracks from their forthcoming releases.

Superfood…all.

Faith No More’s Motherfucker.
(I’ve heard the song via a concert. Single officially due in November).

Radio Dept…all this year.

Jackson Browne’s The Birds of St. Marks.

Albums

Robert Plant’s Lullaby…and the ceaseless roar.

Band of Skulls Himalayan.

Beck’s Morning Phase.

Jack White’s Lazretto.

J. Mascis Tied To A Star.

Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights.

U2’s Songs of Innocence.

Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.

Raury’s Indigo Child.

Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots.

The Black Keys Turn Blue.

St. Vincent’s St. Vincent.

Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes.

Temples Sun Structures.

Lykke Li’s I Never Learn.

Death From Above 1979’s The Physical World.

The Hold Steady’s Teeth Dreams.

Ryan Adams Ryan Adams.

The War On Drugs In The Dream.

Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There.

Interpol’s El Pintor.

Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast.

Sinead O’Connor’s I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss.

Swans To Be Kind.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye.

Bryan Adams Tracks Of My Years.

Bob Seger’s Ride Out.
(Heard much of it already and really dig it. All due soon).

MOVIES

Guardians of the Galaxy starring  Chris Pratt.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans.

Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Expendables 3 starring Sly Stallone and company.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For starring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba and Eva Green.

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