Miro’s 20 Albums of 2014

There were so many amazing albums in 2014, way too many. But I managed to narrow it down to the 20 that I listened to the most and the ones that I will be listening to for years to come…

In alphabetical order, here’s my list:

alt-J – This Is All Yours
Banks – Goddess
Bastille – All This Bad Blood
Broods – Evergreen
Echosmith – Talking Dreams
Ed Sheeran – X
Fenech-Soler – Rituals
Frankmusik – By Nicole
George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Hozier – Hozier
The Kooks – Listen
London Grammar – If You Wait
Maroon 5 – V
Meiko – Dear You
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Sia – 100o Forms of Fear
Sohn – Tremors
Taylor Swift – 1989

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Sia – “Chandelier”

The fact that most people don’t know Sia and that she’s responsible for some of THE biggest songs of the past few years makes me sad.

“Chandelier” is an incredible song, and I hope it gets her name out in the world and that she’s finally given her due credit.

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The Great Gatsby Soundtrack


It’s not too often that a movie’s soundtrack is as highly anticipated as the movie, as is the case with The Great Gatsby soundtrack. But then again, it’s a Buz Luhrmann movie, and the soundtrack is executive produced by Jay-Z and features Beyonce, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sande, Jay-Z, Fergie, will.i.am, Sia, and Florence and the Machine.

Here’s the lead single from the album, Lana Del Rey‘s “Young and Beautiful”.

The xx also contributed a song to the album, it’s called “Together” and is fantastic.

And one of my favorites from what I’ve heard is “Only The Love” by Florence and the Machine. She is fantastic for the album and her voice is excellent for this emotional ballad. Florence and her music are a great match for the movie.

Absent from this post is Beyonce and Andre 3000‘s cover of “Back To Black”, a cover of the Amy Winehouse classic. And it’s terrible. It’s shambolic. I’m not sure why they decided to cover sych an iconic song so soon, and why the end result is so terrible. It’s over-produced, and void of the emotion and depth of the original. It’s shite!

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