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Best Of 2014 List & Playlist

Best Of 2014 List & Playlist

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Yes, this is a bit late, but I doubt these albums sound any worse on January 29th than they did on New Year’s Day, right?  Above is a Spotify playlist containing 64 albums that really stuck with me this year.  Why 64?  Because these lists are pretty arbitrary when it comes down to it, so instead of ranking art I thought I’d make the focus the playlist.  Enjoy!

The list (in no order):

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Swans – To Be Kind

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

Actress – Ghettoville/Xoul

Viet Cong – Cassette

Future Islands – Singles

Parquet Courts/Parkay Quartz – Sunbathing Animal/Content Nausea

D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 

The Juan MacLean – Lost In The Dream

Protomartyr – Under Color Of Official Light

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Water Liars – Water Liars

Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny

The Roots – … And The You Shoot Your Cousin

Damien Jurado – Brothers & Sister Of The Eternal Son

Sun Kil Moon – Benji

Warpaint – Warpaint

Alvvays – Alvvays

Clark – Clark 

Operators – EP1

The Antlers – Familiars

New Madrid – Sunswimmer

Strand Of Oaks – HEAL

Eno / Hyde – High Life

Cloud Nothings – Here & Nowhere Else

Owen Pallett – In Conflict

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Jaiyede

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty 

Various Artists – Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell (Tribute compilation)

Various Artists – The Space Project (Compilation)

Sinkane – Mean Love

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell

Ought – More Than Any Other Day

Stephen Rennicks – Frank (Soundtrack)  – These are listed because they’re great soundtracks to great films and feature interesting, original music.

Various Artists – Only Lovers Left Alive (Soundtrack)

Various Artists – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Soundtrack)

Micah Levi – Under The Skin (Soundtrack)

Caribou – Our Love

Luluc – Passerby

Ex Hex – Rips

Strongsender – Fiction

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Chad Van Gaalen – Shrink Dust

Ratking – So It Goes

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Aphex Twin – Syro

Naomi Punk – Television Man

Spoon – They Want My Soul

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags

Woods – With Light & Love

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?

Real Estate – Atlas

Arca – Xen

Beck – Morning Phase

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers (Not available on Spotify)

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Not available on Spotify)