Things We Love: Alive staff picks

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From the January 16, 2014 edition

Virtuoso bassist’s Flying Lotus co-produced album is a wonderfully heartbreaking mix of astral soul and funky R&B; my sleeper album of 2013.

Brad:

Amy Poehler making out with Bono

This moment made all of the obnoxious camera shots of Bono at the Golden Globes worth it.

Alyse:

Emma Thompson at Golden Globes

Martini in one hand, shoes in the other. We could be friends.

Lauren K.:

New Sexy Specs

Rivet & Sway = Awesome.

Andy:

The Numero Group

The archival record label’s releases range from absolutely essential to interesting.

Jesse:

“Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West”

Author Cormac McCarthy is best known for novels adapted to film (“The Road,” “No Country for Old Men”), but his best work is one that shouldn’t (and probably couldn’t) be made into a film.

Abernathy:

Pier Paolo Pasolini Retrospective at the Wex

Can’t wait to check out “Salo” on Friday night.

Meghan:

Smartwool Socks

Great wool socks without any seams on the inside, so there’s no irritating bump over your toes where they touch the inside of the shoe.