TOP 14 ALBUMS OF 2014
(at least in this listmaker's opinion...)
- 1.Sylvan Esso - SYLVAN ESSOCatchy electropop, was basically on repeat all year.
- 2.Asgeir - IN THE SILENCELike an Icelandic Bon Iver. What more could you want?
- 3.Raury - INDIGO CHILD (mixtape)Just a teenager, but now collaborating with Kanye and primed to blow up.
- 4.Jenny Lewis - THE VOYAGERJenny Lewis forever.
- 5.Run the Jewels - RUN THE JEWELS 2Probably the best rap duo album since Outkast.
- 6.The War on Drugs - LOST IN THE DREAMFeels like it wasn't made in this era.
- 7.Courtney Barnett - THE DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEASTechnically two EPs from past years put together, but who's counting. Reminds me of a grunge Jenny Lewis.
- 8.Future Islands - SINGLESTheir Letterman performance of "Seasons" warrants a watch for dance moves alone.
- 9.The New Pornographers - BRILL BRUISERSGreat band with impressive staying power.
- 10.Sharon Van Etten - ARE WE THEREProbably wins my favorite album cover here.
- 11.St. Vincent - ST. VINCENTOff-kilter goodness.
- 12.Beck - MORNING PHASEEnjoyable to listen to on a sunny morning. Would pretty much get a vote just for "Blue Moon."
- 13.Benjamin Booker - BENJAMIN BOOKERSecond place album art. Bluesy rock.
- 14.Streets of Laredo - VOLUME I & IIWins the prize for accidentally stumbled into a live show and left with their EP.