Ah July. We’re finally in the thick of the Summer Season. So many great things that happen this month including festivals, cottage time, holidays, fireworks and more. Now to be that guy. It also means we’re more than halfway through 2014, and every December I tally up my favorite albums of the year and post my list. Well, a lot of online publications have got into the habit of posting their “best of, so far” lists, and although I’m usually on board with a lot of the choices, I do find that most of my picks aren’t included on most sites. That’s cool, as I tend to listen to some pretty strange and wonderful stuff that comes from the left field. Yeah, yeah, yeah, music snob, blah, blah, blah… not the case. I love the classics too. I’m a pop music lover, and find myself listening to a lot of music that wouldn’t normally be attached to a rock jock’s playlist, but I gotta be me. Although there has been a lot of amazing music released this year so far, I just told my wife last night that 3 of my favorite bands are set to release new albums within the next few months. They include Interpol , Spoon, and Caribou. I won’t ramble off my fav albums or songs of the year quite yet, but I’ve added some links to such lists. Again, I agree with some and not so much to the others. All in all… 2014 rocks so far.