Best of 2014

2014blogTime once again for my annual best of music list. These are the albums that I enjoyed most in 2014.

Check out playlists on rdio or spotify.

HONORABLE MENTION
Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
Grouper, Ruins
Vinyl Williams, Into
The Acid, Liminal
The Fresh & Only, House of Spirits
Operators, EP 1
Seekae, The Sound of Trees Falling on People
Tape Waves, Let You Go
Mutual Benefit, The Cowboy’s Prayer
Tycho, Awake
Cheatahs, S/T

Top 30 of 2014
30. Fear of Men, Loom
29. Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
28. Beck, Morning Phase
27. Devendra Banhart, Something French/Loring Baker EP
26. Bradford Cox, Teenage (OST)
25. Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lose
24. Ben Howard, I Forgot Where We Were
23. Papercuts, Life Among the Savages
22. Benjamin Booker, S/T
21. Arms & Sleepers, Swim Team
20. Palace, Lost in the Night
19. Ex Hex, Rips
18. Caribou, Our Love
17. Alvvays, S/T
16. TV on the Radio, Seeds
15. J. Mascis, Tied to a Star
14. Future Islands, Singles
13. Mirel Wagner, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
12. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire for No Witness
11. Otto A Totland, Pinô
10. Kaja Gunnufsen, Faen Kaja
9. Strand of Oaks, HEAL
8. Hamilton Leithauser, Black Hours
7. Hospitality, Trouble
6. Real Estate, Atlas
5. alt-j, This is All Yours
4. Son Lux, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (OST)
3. Mac Demarco, Salad Days
2. Spoon, They Want My Soul
1. The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream


Biggest disappointment:
Blonde Redhead, Barragán
Most overrated: How to Dress Well, What is This Heart?
Most underrated: Mirel Wagner, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
Best debut: Hamilton Leithauser, Black Hours
Best album art: Grouper, Ruins
Worst album art: Les Sins, Michael
I don’t care: Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright in the End

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