Best Music of 2014

More reviews to come, but I’ve finished up my list of favorite music of 2014. Pasting a list of the albums below, then a link to a YouTube playlist with one song from each album.

  • Dum Dum Girls: Too True
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want
  • Alvvays
  • Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line
  • His Name Is Alive: Tecuciztelatl
  • Kris Bowers: Heroes and Misfits
  • St. Vincent
  • Cold Beat: Over Me
  • Braid: No Coast
  • Hedvig Molestad Trio: Enfant Terrible
  • First Aid Kit: Stay Gold
  • Wovenhand: Refractory Obdurate
  • Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin
  • Shellac: Dude Incredible
  • Shovels & Rope: Swimmin’ Time
  • D’angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
  • Opeth: Pale Communion
  • Old 97s: Most Messed Up
  • Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!
  • Ought: More Than Any Other Day
  • Elbow: The Take-Off And Landing of Everything
  • The Sugar Stems: Only Come Out At Night
  • alt-J: This Is All Yours
  • Luluc: Passerby
  • Troker: Crimen Sonoro
  • Ty Segall: Manipulator
  • Cloud Nothings: Here and Nowhere Else
  • Honeyblood
  • Owen Pallett: In Conflict
  • Run the jewels: Run the Jewels 2
  • Sun Kil Moon: Benji
  • the New Mendicants: Lifelike Hair
  • Screaming Females: Live At the Hideout
  • Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden
  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs
  • William Tyler: Lost Colony
  • Sleaford Mods: Divide and Exit
  • Warpaint
  • Mirah: Changing Light
  • Steve Gunn: Way Out Weather
  • Elizabeth & The Catapult: Like It Never Happened
  • Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
  • Statik Selektah: What Goes Around
  • Sharon Etten: Are We There


2 thoughts on “Best Music of 2014

  1. cvltyouth says:

    This is terribly late, but Literature’s Chorus (released last year) might be up your alley – jangly guitar hooks played at breakneck speed, with a large dollop of 90s shoegaze reverb – it was my top album last year!

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