First up...two of my favorite bands released new albums this year. They never fail to impress!
Mumford and Sons
Next up is one of my favorite artists of all time. Mandy and I got to see him live this year at the Orpheum. I haven't been as much of a fan of his last few albums, but this one is great. Sorry there's no video.
Did you see the movie Chef? It's a great movie for so many reasons. The soundtrack is one of the main ones! Once again no video.
Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me is an incredible song. Bon Iver's cover (with S. Carey) is even better.
I discovered this next band on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. I'd really like to see them live sometime.
The Family Crest
S. Carey started out as Bon Iver's drummer. Now he has his own gig.
I'm not sure how I heard about this next guy, but I've played his music as much as anyone else this year.
My favorite song we sang at Neighborhood Church this year was United Pursuit's Simple Gospel.
The last two songs (and yes, I know this makes it a Top 11 List, but who's counting!) feature the human voice and the human voice alone. First, a choral piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.
Finally, a cover of Cover of Mumford and Son's After the Storm