Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Best of 2014

Thisismyhappening Presents Kaye Telle's Best of 2014 The Muffs, Whoop De Doo: 100% satisfaction guaranteed with this album. TRS-80, Volume One: A great compilation of remastered early works by a fantastic electronic band. Jack White, Lazaretto: A terrific album with phenomenal, record-setting vinyl format bells and whistles. OFF!, Wasted Years: It gave us the gold standard for punk rock and more recently, some pretty excellent videos, too. Omnivore Recordings: They recently announced the imminent release of two Jellyfish reissues with new liners and over 50 tracks. Pee Wee Herman: He’s back and making his presence known on social media and television. Pee Wee’s Playhouse was remastered and the news of that long-awaited movie seems very promising. The Walking Dead: It continues to set the standard for good television. From the premiere to the mid-season finale, I think this has been my favorite season. David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois: A staggering amount of memorabilia and information with backing audio, providing even the most ardent fan some surprises. Dolenz Jones Boyce & Hart reissue from Cherry Red: A must have for any die-hard Monkees fan and a better bet than most of the band’s later recordings. The Grand Budapest Hotel by director Wes Anderson was my favorite film of the year and a friggin' quirky masterpiece. And lastly the perfect little confection, Lindt Lindor Truffles Coconut. I love you. I hate you. You must be consumed in mass quantities. Buy some for stocking stuffers at Lindt Chocolates.

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