‘the winter craved what’s lost’

Q12014

As I’ve said before, this blog no longer focuses on album reviews or news or anything of that sort. The sole purpose of ILSUDH2 is to share my ‘live’ music experiences. I do my best to recap the shows I go to, but I just don’t have the time or energy to do much else these days. That being said, I still consume pop culture the same way I always have (in an obsessive, compulsive manner), so I felt it would be selfish not to share what I have learned along the way. For that reason, I will try to continue these quarterly reviews. For the sake of my (and your) time and sanity, I will follow the rule of ‘less talk, more rock’. The lists that follow will contain very little commentary. I’ve listened to (and watched and drank) a lot of crap so you didn’t have to. Now it’s your turn to put some time in. Luckily for you, these lists contain only the best of what the past three months had to offer.

ALBUMS.

so many great albums already, this reads like a year-end list

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
(Jagjaguwar)
Windows

Beck

Beck – Morning Phase
(Capitol)
Say Goodbye

BU

Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static
(Tough Love)
Goes Black

DBT

Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
(ATO)
First Air Of Autumn

FI

Future Islands – Singles
(4AD)
Seasons (Waiting On You)

HANL

Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World
(The Flenser/Enemies List)
Defenestration Song

THS

The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
(Washington Square)
Spinners

JVM

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
(Vagrant)
Cavalier

LL

Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
(Bloodshot)
Really Wanna See You

SKM

Sun Kil Moon – Benji
(Caldo Verde)
I Watched The Film The Song Remains the Same

TWOD

The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
(Secretly Canadian)
Red Eyes

METAL ALBUMS.

no metal albums have floored me so far, but these three are worth a spin

AB

Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation
(Profound Lore)
Absorbing Black Ignition

Be

Behemoth – The Satanist
(Nuclear Blast)
Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel

Thou

Thou – Heathen
(Gilead Media)
Feral Faun

Shows

SHOWS.

it’s shaping up to be a great year in live music

#5. Valerie June / Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
(Gothic Theatre)

#4. The War on Drugs
(Bluebird Theater)

#3. Lorde
(Fillmore Auditorium)

#2. Moonface
(Moe’s)

#1. The National
(Belly Up)

TV

TV.

The Walking Dead just had too many throw-away episodes this season…sad

#5. New Girl
(Season 3)

#4. The Americans
(Season 2)

#3. Justified
(Season 5)

#2. House of Cards
(Season 2)

#1. True Detective
(Season 1)

Film

FILM.

didn’t get out to see many movies, but these were worth leaving the couch for

#5. Mistaken for Strangers
(Tom Berninger)

#4. Noah
(Darren Aronofsky)

#3. The Lego Movie
(Phil Lord / Christopher Miller)

#2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Wes Anderson)

#1. Her
(Spike Jonze)

PSH

PSH Roles.

ranked solely by his role, not by the merits of the film

#10. Wilson Joel
(Love Liza)

#9. Owen Davian
(Mission: Impossible III)

#8. Andy
(Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead)

#7. Father Brendan Flynn
(Doubt)

#6. Lancaster Dodd
(The Master)

#5. Gust Avrakotos
(Charlie Wilson’s War)

#4. Caden Cotard
(Synecdoche, New York)

#3. Scotty J.
(Boogie Nights)

#2. Lester Bangs
(Almost Famous)

#1. Truman Capote
(Capote)

Beer

BEER.

this list could have been much longer…so many amazing brews

#5. 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale)
(Firestone Walker)

#4. Opuntia
(Avery)

#3. La Folie (2014)
(New Beligum)

#2. Pliny the Younger (2014)
(Russian River)

#1. Winter Zephyr
(TRVE)

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