I realize the year is not yet over and at this point a year ago D'Angelo's "Black Messiah" hadn't yet come out which easily took the crown for 2014, but nonetheless I'm going to document my favs of this interesting year.
  1. Becca Stevens Band, "Perfect Animal"
  2. Sufjan Stevens, "Carrie & Lowell"
  3. Alabama Shakes, "Sound & Color"
  4. The Staves, "If I Was"
  5. The Punch Brothers, "The Phosphorescent Blues"
  6. Julian Lage, "World's Fair"
  7. Kamasi Washington, "The Epic"
  8. Hop Along, "Painted Shut"
  9. Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, "The Bad Plus Joshua Redman"