We’re a few days into 2015 and there were a few albums that made a huge appearance in 2014. 2014 was the most stressful year for me. With the end of my junior year and the start of my senior, it was hard to stay up to date with new music. I started listening to many songs on the radio, something I usually try to avoid. Spotify became my best friend this year. Through Spotify, I found four albums that made my 2014:
In Technicolor by Jesse McCartney
Favorite Track: “Back Together”
No Interruptions by Hoodie Allen
Favorite Track: “Won’t Mind” feat. MAX
X By Ed Sheeran
Favorite Track: “Photograph”
In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith.
Favorite Track: “Not in That Way”
I know that seeing these albums in the same list seems weird but 2014 was a year of listening to many types of artists, some I never thought to listen to. I couldn’t pick a favorite album because I haven’t actually had that time to sit down, listen, and understand the songs on each album. These four albums brought back my childhood, helped me through late night study sessions, and were put together beautifully. I recommend these albums to anyone that wants to start listening to different kinds of genres in the new year, I’m sure that you’ll fall in love with at least one of these.
As 2014 comes to a close, I look back on how amazing The Daily Slice’s first year has been. We’ve interviewed some amazing artists, started important conversations, and shed light on some incredible music. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the best staff I could have ever asked for, and, if you couldn’t tell, our taste in music as a group is kind of all over the place.
As we ring in the new year, and prepare to start our second year as a team (including some brand new members!), we want to show all of you the diversity of our musical preferences by sharing our favorite songs of 2014 with you. Check them out below, and let us know your favorites in the comments!
Thank you for a great first year as a site, and I can’t wait to share our plans for 2015 with all of you. Happy New Year!
~Tori Continue reading Staff Favorites of 2014
With summer coming to an end and many of us heading back to school, I felt that it would be best to end summer 2014 with some of my favorite songs that remind me of the season. This playlist is bound to have at least one of your favorite songs old or new. Enjoy, and to those of you returning to classes soon, have a great school year!
Aptly titled “Mellimusic’s Mellowmusic,” this playlist is for the drab, rainy, sweater-weather Mondays like today or those in the near, Autumn-y future. Short and sweet, go ahead and take a listen. Be sure to check out the bonus songs at the bottom, which couldn’t be found on Spotify.
Ed Sheeran’s second album, x (Multiply) is available now! Be sure to pick it up on iTunes or Amazon,
or pretty much anywhere else where music is sold. The album is also available via Ed’s webstore as a CD box set or a rad, green vinyl!
Ed Sheeran’s Upcoming North American Tour Dates
8.21.14 – Wamu Theater (Seattle, WA)
8.23.14 – Ambleside Live (Vancouver, BC)
8.29.14 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, NV)
8.30.14 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, NV)
8.31.14 – Jobing.com Arena (Glendale, AZ)
9.2.14 – Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)
9.4.14 – Wolstein Center (Cleveland, OH)
9.8.14 – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)
9.9.14 – Xfinity Center (Boston, MA)
9.11.14 – Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, NC)
9.12.14 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center (Atlanta, GA)
9.13.14 – Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
9.15.14 – Target Center (Minneapolis, MN)
9.16.14 – Allstate Arena (Chicago, IL)
9.18.14 – Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)