While there's been a ton of great music in 2014 so far, I'm even more excited about what's to come. In the next few months we'll be getting releases I've been eagerly awaiting, material I never saw coming, and also Weird Al Yankovich apparently (no really). Obviously by no means an exhaustive or comprehensive list, rather just a brief collection of the albums I'm most excited for for the rest of the year, and why I think you should be too. What are you most excited for for the rest of 2014?
Spoon- The Want My Soul- August 5
Consistently good but rarely consistent, Spoon's unique blend of indie pop/rock has done a great job of adapting and evolving over the years. It's been a while since 2010's Transference and I'm excited to see what they've been working on since then. Spoon has always been adept of mixing great hooks with a more substantive and atmospheric presence. While never the flashiest or most lavish collection of songs, they tend to have a great deal of staying power. Spoon doesn't normally work with outside producers but this time Joe Chiccarelli- who worked with the Strokes, among others- and Dave Fridmann- who's credits include The Flaming Lips and Weezer- got involved. Seems like a good fit to me, it'll be interesting to see how that affects Spoons dynamic. Check out The Want My Soul track "Do You".