Best of 2014: Top 30 Albums

William Fitzsimmons - Lions

To accompany the other yearend lists, here are my picks for the 30 best albums to catch my ear in 2014. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section and tell me how wrong you think I am!     #30. Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out Lights Out is Ingrid’s first collaborative record, after writing all of her previous

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Best of 2014: Top 50 Songs

Phantogram - Voices

December is all about the holidays but for people like me, it’s also all about the year in review and that means year-end lists for music and movies. This list consists of my picks of the top 50 songs that either came out this year or were ones I came across this year. Since most of my favs had a

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William Fitzsimmons – Lions

My introduction to William Fitzsimmons was in hearing a song from Lions. It doesn’t matter which song it was because almost every track on the record would have had the same effect on me. Each song has the capability to stop me on the spot, drop what I’m doing and listen to the guitar plucking, ambience and crooning of William’s soft-sung vocals.

It’s difficult for an album of guitar-folk to stand out amongst the abundance of guitar-folk records that come out every year, especially when it’s an artist previously unbeknownst to me. Lions is his fifth record in almost a decade but I’m a newbie.

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