Amy’s 2014 Music Highlights
2. Waa Wei (魏如萱) – You Lovely Bastard (還是要相信愛情啊混蛋們)
Waa Wei’s album is one of those that stays with you and just keeps getting better that more you listen to it. For all I know, the first half of the album is nearly perfect, while the second half just needs a little brewing. My favorite is definitely Unlove (愛不愛), which I can’t get enough of.
1. Calle 13 – MultiViral
Did you expect this? People that know me totally didn’t. But mother of Gawd~ Calle 13 actually made quite a really GOOD album. A PROPER album. Introductions, interludes, themes and musically varied et all. I don’t think Residente manages to reach the lyrical playfulness that Eminem sometimes reaches [Los Idiotas (The Idiots) comes close], but musically he totally blows him out of this world (eg. El Aguante). Of course, Latin America has always had the best politically fun motivated songs, so Calle 13 has tons of material to work with, but he also manages great Latin folksy music like Ojos Color Sol (Eyes Color of the Sun) or Cuando los Pies Besan el Piso (When Feet Kiss the Ground).
And that is IT, people! My music highlights of 2014. I hope you get the chance to listen to these albums and you love them (or at least like’em) as much as I do. But how about yours? What are your favorite albums? I’m looking forward to your choices.