Friday, December 27, 2013

Sky Box Sounds vol. 14 | Musical Year in Review 2013

It's that time of year again for the annual Musical Year in Review, a tradition that began last year that I intend to continue. Musically, it's been quite a phenomenal year for so many of my favorite genres and it was really hard choosing favorites. Looking back, there are so many great, heavy rotation albums that I didn't do reviews on.

Honestly, this list-or series of list rather-took me almost 2 months to dig through archives, think about, and recall this year in music to complete it.  It's a little different from last year's brief review, at least in comparison, but I certainly hope all of you enjoy the mix nonetheless!

13 Favorite Albums of 2013:

  1. The Electric Lady: Suites IV/V - Janelle Monae 
  2. 20/20 Experience - J.T. 
  3. Love in Flying Colors - The Foreign Exchange
  4. Bankrupt-Phoenix 
  5. Nothing Was the Same x Drake 
  6. Born Sinner- J.Cole 
  7. The Gifted-Wale 
  8. MCHG-Jay Z
  9. Black Radio 2-Robert Glasper
  10. Beyonce [Self tilted]-Beyonce
  11. Matangia-M.I.A.
  12. Random Access Memories-Daft Punk 
  13. Long Live A$AP-A$AP Rocky 

Top 13 Favorite Tracks:

  1. Happy - Pharrell Williams
  2. White Tiger - Izzy Bizu
  3. Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
  4. Bed Peace - Jhene Aiko ft. Childish Gambino
  5. Primetime - Janelle Monae ft. Miguel
  6. Daydreaming - Paramore
  7. Almost is Never Enough - Ariana Grande
  8. Nakamarra - Hiatus Kaiyote
  9. First Time - Jaden Smith ft. T. Cole
  10. Don't Hold the Wall - Justin Timberlake
  11. Skyfall - Adele
  12. Crash My Party - Luke Bryan
  13. Blue Scholars - Joe Metro

Top 13 Favorite Videos:

  1. Try-P!nk (I adore the story-telling in the choreography!)
  2. Radioactive x Imagine Dragons (This video was just fun and insanely creative, in my opinion)
  3. You Don't Know x Kiah Victoria (beautifully shot)
  4. -13 {Pick any video from Beyonce's visual album and fill in the blanks accordingly, lol}
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