7.) Norah Jones – “Day Breaks”
Norah’s back to her roots and it’s the most engaging album of her career to date. With her sultry signature tune of “Carry On” to three covers from legendary artists such as Neil Young and Duke Ellington, “Day Breaks” is the reflection and a response to her 2002 debut. It’s safe to say that Norah’s voice is forever alluring and awe-inspiring in the world of jazz.
Top Tracks – Carry On, And Then There Was You, Tragedy
Tame Impala – “Currents”
The psychedelic rock group from Down Under took huge risks on creating their third studio album. Departing their signature guitar riffs and acid sounding productions, frontman Kevin Parker embraced the love of synthesizers with the echoes of a 80s Michael Jackson vocal aura. On “Currents”, the group embarked an intergalactic journey through the personal transformation of Parker, sound-wise and physically. Even though the genre is more dance-oriented than their previous albums; it’s Parker’s most opened and loneliest. Overall, “Currents” is the rocket ship to take Tame Impala’s music to the next level; filled with hypnotic melodies as well as acceptance in introvertism.
Top Tracks: Let It Happen, Yes, I’m Changing, The Moment; New Person, Same Old Mistakes