Merry merry various holidays

And pagan trees. Hello to everyone. I hope you are taking a moment at this time of the year to reflect and appreciate. It’s been a tough one. Do something for you, look for beauty, and try to escape the endless negativity. Pat your dog, cat, ferret. Hug your kid. If you have a significant other, hug them too.

There, public service message over. Thanks to everyone who has read my books, been absorbed by the new bands I’ve been fortunate enough to interview, and just thank you for reading. I keep going, but knowing you’re out there makes it better.

I’ve put together a list of my favorites for the year. Not everything is available to share, but you know, if you like the creative people, buy their stuff. There’s no reason why bankers should be the only ones who get paid. As much as we all adore our day jobs, there’s a special thrill in knowing somebody made more creativity possible.

Big hugs to all of you. Alice xx

Alice Severin
Top Ten Albums of 2014

1 – Julian Casablancas and the Voidz – Tyranny
2 – DNKL – Wolfhour
3 – Drenge – Drenge
4 – Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
5 – Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
6 – Museum of Love – Museum of Love
7 – Dinowalrus – Complexion
8 – Big Deal – Sakura
9 – King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
10 – Eagulls – Eagulls

Top Ten Songs of 2014

1. Julian Casablancas and the Voidz – “Human Sadness”
2. DNKL – “Wolfhour”
3. Iceage – “Against the Moon”
4. Drenge – “Let’s Pretend”
5. Museum of Love – “The Who’s Who of Who Cares”
6. Zola Jesus – “Taiga”
7. Liars – “Pro Anti Anti”
8. Dinowalrus – “Grounded”
9. The Horrors – “First Day of Spring”
10. Big Deal – “Always Boys”

Note: Drenge wasn’t released until 2014 in the US. So it can be on the list! Looking forward to a possible new album from them next year.

A wild show, for sure.

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