Top 10 albums of 2014 (in haiku)

(Above: “Funk n Roll” is the standout track on one of the best Prince albums in years.)

By Joel Francis
The Daily Record

Best-of lists are ubiquitous this time of year. Because The Daily Record loves you so much, we do it in haiku.

war on drugs1.      War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Title says it all.
Chet Baker sang let’s get lost.
Join me won’t you, please?

2.      TV on the Rado – Seeds
Title song is hymn:
“This time, I’ve got seeds on ground.”

Makes my soul smile.

3.      Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
DJ, hip hop, jazz
Introspective mélange iskelis
 feast for brain and ears.

4.      Old 97s – Most Messed Up
20 years later,
Too Far To Care gets sequel.
Band is best when messed.

5.      Kelis – Food
Ribs, cobbler, fish fry.
These tasty song titles whet
appetite for tunes.

6.      Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams?????????????
Lucero axeman
adds grit to busy lyrics.
The Ambassador.

7.      New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Supergroup returns
with best batch of power pop
since Twin Cinema.

8.      Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
Farm girl references
Verlaine, Rimbaud, Chris Isaak.
eno high life
Arty honky tonk?

9.      Brian Eno and Karl Hyde – High Life
2 albums, 2 months.
Ambient meets house, techno.
Second one is best.

10.  Warpaint –Warpaint
Female quartet takes
four years after debut.
Follow-up worth wait.

Keep reading:

Top ten albums of 2013

Top 10 albums of 2012

Top 10 albums of 2011

 

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