Staff list: Luca Pasi

Everyone who really knows me is aware that I’m a true pop kid and that my year-end lists are always focused on indie-pop. Of course I don’t only listen to indie-pop, but I firmly believe that year-end lists should represent who you are, your year in music and just the records that have mostly calcified in your bones. Lists must be introspective and real. One of my favourite things about the year-end lists period is that you can really picture your friends’ year through the music they liked (and, of course, listen to records you slept on).

Anyway, 2014’s been a great year for indie-pop and many are the records that made me fall in love again, from The Zebras to Trick Mammoth, from Withered Hand and Alpaca Sports to the comebacks of Comet Gain, Woodentops and Popguns. But the album that seduced me the most was definitely Fear Of Men’s Loom, a record of beautiful melodies but that also explores human emotion with a certain intelligence, a record with loneliness as keystone. Loneliness as valuable opportunity for self-intimacy.


The rest of my list:

2. How to Dress Well – What is This Heart?
3. Alvvays – Alvvays
4. The Zebras – Siesta
5. Withered Hand – New Gods
6. Flowers – Flowers
7. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
8. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
9. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon
10. Alpaca Sports – Sealed With a Kiss