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