13 January 2015

Top 5 Albums of 2014!

Yesterday, I posted about my Top 25 Songs of 2014. Today I'll be posting about my top 5 albums!
After listening through all the music of 2014, these albums had the most played songs.
(Make sure you click the "xx" next to the song to watch the live version, music video or just listen to the audio of the song.)

Here they are:

  1. Crush [xx]
  2. Come Back Home [xx]
  3. 너 아님 안돼 (Gotta Be You) [xx]
  4. 살아 봤으면 해 (If I Were You) [xx]
  5. 착한 여자 (Good to You) [xx]
  6. MTBD [CL Solo] [xx]
  7. Happy [xx]
  8. Scream [xx]
  9. Baby I Miss You [xx]
  10. Come Back Home (Unplugged Version) [xx]
Aside from "Happy" and "Scream"(I prefer the Japanese version), this was a rather solid album. I don't think I'll ever like anything they put out as much as their first album, To Anyone. . .  but this was definitely a good one!

  1. Iron Girl (feat. Lim) [xx]
  2. Truth [xx]
  3. Ain't Nobody [xx]
  4. Bond (feat. Beenzino) [xx]
  5. Wherever Together [xx]
  6. Peter Pan [xx]
  7. 다운 (Nothing Lasts Forever) [xx]
I'm not sure where this album came from, but all I can say is yasss! This one was definitely a surprise for me. I loved every song on this album. THe uniqueness of her voice, the diversity of each song! I just hope she does another solo soon. HA:TFELT (Heart felt) aka Ye Eun from Wonder Girls. I did a review of this album, you can read by clicking here.

Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas
  1. Chains
  2. Jealous
  3. Teacher
  4. Warning
  5. Wilderness
  6. Numb (feat. Angel Haze)
  7. Take Over
  8. Push
  9. I Want You
  10. Avalanche (feat. Demi Lovato)
  11. Nothing Would Be Better
Nick Nick Nick. . .  I don't know what happened between Nick Jonas & The Administration and now, but I like it. I loved that album, but this one is so so good! I first listened to "Jealous" and had to immediately get the album, and was absolutely shocked that I not genuinely liked every single song on this album! Good on you young Jonas. I can't wait to hear more from you.

EPIK HIGH - Shoebox
  1. 막을 올리며 (Encore)
  2. 헤픈엔딩 (Happen Ending) (feat.조원선) [xx]
  3. Rich (feat. 태양) [xx]
  4. Spoiler [xx]
  5. 부르즈 할리파 (Burj Khalifa) (feat. Yanki & Gaeko) [xx]
  6. 또 싸워 (feat. 윤하) [xx]
  7. Amor Fati (feat. 김종완) [xx]
  8. Born Hater (feat. Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby) [xx]
  9. Lesson 5 (타임라인) [xx]
  10. Life is Good (feat. Jay Park) [xx]
  11. Eyes, Nose, Lips (feat. 태양) [xx]
  12. Shoebox (신발장) (feat. MYK) [xx]

Epik High is one of those groups that are just so good. I never really listened to them before they joined YG, but after they did, and listening to Tablo's solo album Fever's End, I knew they were something special. I have a few favorites on this album, but I think the one I play the most is Amor Fati. This will definitely go down as a favorite for a long time.

태양 (Taeyang) - Rise
  1. Intro (Rise)
  2. 눈, 코, 입 (Eyes, Nose, Lips)
  3. 새벽한시 (1AM)
  4. Stay With Me (feat. G-Dragon)
  5. 아름다워 (Beautiful/Body)
  6. Ringa Linga
  7. 이게 아닌데 (This Isn't It)
  8. 버리고 (Let Go)
  9. Love You to Death
I was debating whether this should be number one, or Epik High. But after noticing how many songs I liked on each album, and how many plays I had, Taeyang's album won out. I don't think I will like another album like his first one, Solar; but this one comes pretty close. My favorite song is "Love You to Death", but I played all of them frequently. Even the intro was another song for me, and a portion was even my ringtone for awhile.

Here are a few bonus albums/honorable mentions that I loved, but there just wasn't room on this list.
»--> Taemin - Ace (Quite a surprise from this one. It has a soulful vibe, but the tracks are still easy to dance to and just enjoy!!) [tracklist here]
»--> 개코 (Gaeko) - Redingray (I've always loved Dynamic Duo, especially Gaeko & this album is one reason why. I think "Rhythm is Life" is my favorite song on the album even though it was released a year before the album itself. "Rose" is another favorite because of --what I like to call-- his lazy singing style.) [tracklist here]
»--> TaeTiSeo - Holler (I have really grown to like Girl's Generation over time, and I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this mini album from the sub unit so much!) [tracklist here]
»--> Ariana Grande - My Everything (There are a few songs on here that aren't necessarily my favorites, but over all... I really enjoy this one. I love her voice and the lyrics themselves have improved from her first album, Yours Truly.) [tracklist here]

So. . . there it is, my Top 5 Favorite albums of 2014. I can't wait to see what music I'm going to be loving this year! I hope you had an amazing year in music and a great 2015 as well. Happy New Year!

12 January 2015

Top 25 Songs of 2014! [new blog name]

Welcome to my new blog! (I'm still working on a few things.) I have officially changed my blog name from Camisado Mind to Iridescent Lotus. I'll do a post later on how I came up with that name and why I've changed the name.
I would like to stick with the same general content that I had posting before, but more of the things I want to talk about. Less promotions.
And what I want to talk about today. . . music!! These are my Top 25 Songs of 2014!

Click the "xx" to listen to the song. 
Let me know if you like any of them, and what your faves for 2014 were. If you happen to have a post, please leave it in the comments. :)

  1. Gaeko (개코) - "Festival Virgin" [xx]
  2. HA:TFELT - "Truth" [xx]
  3. Jencarlos Canela - "Volveré" [xx]
  4. Taemin - "Danger (괴도)" [xx]
  5. Hoody - "Baby Oh Baby" [xx]
  6. T-ara - "Sugar Free (BigRoom ver.)" [xx]\
  7. Epik High - "Amor Fati" [xx]
  8. Ailee - "Teardrop" [xx]
  9. Taylor Swift - "Style" [xx] (not  the best quality; sorry)
  10. Hyoseong (전효성) - "Good-night Kiss" [xx]
  11. TaeTiSeo - "Holler" [xx
  12. Girl's Generation - "Mr. Mr" [xx]
  13. Got 7 - "A" [xx]
  14. Ariana Grande - "Why Try" [xx]
  15. Nick Jonas - "Jealous" [xx]
  16. Block B - "Her" [xx]
  17. EXID - "위 아래 (Up & Down)" [xx]
  18. 2NE1 - "살아 뷨으면해(If I Were You)" [xx]
  19. 15& - "Not Today, Not Tomorrow" [xx]
  20. 2NE1 - "너 아님 안돼 (Gotta Be You)" [xx]
  21. Hyuna (현아) - "빨개요 (Red)" [xx]
  22. HA:TFELT - "Ain't Nobody" [xx]
  23. Taewan (태완) - "되로 누워 (Laid Back)" [xx]
  24. Taeyang (태양) - "눈, 코, 입 (Eyes, Nose, Lips)" [xx]
  25. Taeyang (태양) - "Love You To Death" [xx]

I'm actually kind of surprised at the placement of a lot of these songs, and that some of these even made it to this list.

Here are a few bonuses that I loved, but there just wasn't room on this list!
  1. Selena Gomez - "The Heart Wants What it Wants" [xx]
  2. Girl's Generation - "Goodbye" [xx]
  3. 15& - "티가 나나봐 (Can't Hide It)" [xx]
  4. 2PM - "미친거 아니야? (Go Crazy!)" [xx]
I hope you guys had an awesome New Year, and I hope this year is good for you & full of great music!

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Maira Gall