I can't believe how much music I listened to this year. Some years go by and I barely scratch the surface of anything new but this year was very different. The "Blogged 50" playlist on Songza got a lot of play in my house and helped me search out a lot of new stuff. A surprising gift from writing The Lost Girl is that to avoid the same things over and over again, I need to actively look for new stuff to share which exposes me to new stuff. Mutually beneficial!
Well, this was a fun year as far as my musical tastes were concerned. I've always loved pop music, and I feel like it really took an interesting turn this year with the further inclusion of electronic sounds. Some interesting bands like The Antlers and Alt-J popped up on my radar this year too. Nevermind the return of Quebecoise-darlings Arcade Fire. Read on for more!