Top 100 Albums of 2014

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 624 releases—at time of publishing—from 2014. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime.)

Honorable Mention:


Sylvan Esso
Empires
Skrillex
The Drums
Run the Jewels
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Johnny Marr
Pharrell Williams
Patterns
Wu-Tang Clan
Mark Lanegan Band
Ray LaMontagne
Blood Red Shoes
Jack White
Coldplay


The Gaslight Anthem

#100:

Get Hurt
by
The Gaslight Anthem

Spoon

#99:

They Want My Soul
by
Spoon

Calvin Harris

#98:

Motion
by
Calvin Harris

Animals as Leaders

#97:

The Joy of Motion
by
Animals as Leaders

Snowmine

#96:

Dialects
by
Snowmine

Tinariwen

#95:

Emmaar
by
Tinariwen

Midnight Faces

#94:

The Fire is Gone
by
Midnight Faces

Pink Floyd

#93:

The Endless River
by
Pink Floyd

Tessanne Chin

#92:

Count On My Love
by
Tessanne Chin

Leela James

#91:

Fall for You
by
Leela James

Tank

#90:

Stronger
by
Tank

Warpaint

#89:

Warpaint
by
Warpaint

SBTRKT

#88:

Wonder Where We Land
by
SBTRKT

OK Go

#87:

Hungry Ghosts
by
OK Go

Matisyahu

#86:

Akeda
by
Matisyahu

Stars

#85:

No One Is Lost
by
Stars
.

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

#84:

IX
by
… And You Will Know Us
by the Trail of Dead

Hercules & Love Affair

#83:

The Feast of the Broken Heart
by
Hercules & Love Affair
.

The Raveonettes

#82:

Pe’ahi
by
The Raveonettes

Conor Oberst

#81:

Upside Down Mountain
by
Conor Oberst

Little Dragon

#80:

Nabuma Rubberband
by
Little Dragon

Devan DuBois

#79:

Le Fou
by
Devan DuBois

Lee Fields

#78:

Emma Jean
by
Lee Fields

Lily Allen

#77:

Sheezus
by
Lily Allen

Adebisi Shank

#76:

This Is the Third Album
of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

by
Adebisi Shank

Smashing Pumpkins

#75:

Monuments to an Elegy
by
Smashing Pumpkins
.

Ingrid Michaelson

#74:

Lights Out
by
Ingrid Michaelson
.

The New Pornographers

#73:

Brill Bruisers
by
The New Pornographers

The Griswolds

#72:

Be Impressive
by
The Griswolds

St. Vincent

#71:

St. Vincent
by
St. Vincent

TV on the Radio

#70:

Seeds
by
TV on the Radio

First Aid Kit

#69:

Stay Gold
by
First Aid Kit

Gramatik

#68:

The Age of Reason
by
Gramatik

The Horrors

#67:

Luminous
by
The Horrors

Chromeo

#66:

White Women
by
Chromeo

Owen Pallett

#65:

In Conflict
by
Owen Pallett

Nicole Atkins

#64:

Slow Phaser
by
Nicole Atkins

Clean Bandit

#63:

New Eyes
by
Clean Bandit

Damien Rice

#62:

My Favourite Faded Fantasy
by
Damien Rice

Russian Red

#61:

Agent Cooper
by
Russian Red

Bear's Den

#60:

Islands
by
Bear’s Den

Mr Little Jeans

#59:

Pocketknife
by
Mr Little Jeans

Highasakite

#58:

Silent Treatment
by
Highasakite

Bombay Bicycle Club

#57:

So Long, See You Tomorrow
by
Bombay Bicycle Club

Lake Street Dive

#56:

Bad Self Portraits
by
Lake Street Dive

Sharon Van Etten

#55:

Are We There
by
Sharon Van Etten

Temples

#54:

Sun Structures
by
Temples

La Roux

#53:

Trouble In Paradise
by
La Roux

LP

#52:

Forever For Now
by
LP

Reuben and the Dark

#51:

Funeral Sky
by
Reuben and the Dark

Cold War Kids

#50:

Hold My Home
by
Cold War Kids

Band of Skulls

#49:

Himalayan
by
Band of Skulls

Foster the People

#48:

Supermodel
by
Foster the People

Haunted Hearts

#47:

Initiation
by
Haunted Hearts

Broken Bells

#46:

After the Disco
by
Broken Bells

Strand of Oaks

#45:

HEAL
by
Strand of Oaks

MØ

#44:

No Mythologies to Follow
by

Manchester Orchestra

#43:

Cope
by
Manchester Orchestra

Jenny Lewis

#42:

The Voyager
by
Jenny Lewis

Karmin

#41:

Pulses
by
Karmin

Alex Clare

#40:

Three Hearts
by
Alex Clare

†††

#39:

†††
by
††† (crosses)

The Wind and the Wave

#38:

From the Wreckage
by
The Wind and the Wave

Tycho

#37:

Awake
by
Tycho

Kelis

#36:

Food
by
Kelis

Det Stora Monstret

#35:

Det Stora Monstret
by
Det Stora Monstret

Delta Spirit

#34:

Into the Wide
by
Delta Spirit

LIGHTS

#33:

Little Machines
by
LIGHTS

Interpol

#32:

El Pintor
by
Interpol

Uh Huh Her

#31:

Future Souls
by
Uh Huh Her

HAERTS

#30:

HAERTS
by
HAERTS

Foo Fighters

#29:

Sonic Highways
by
Foo Fighters

Broods

#28:

Evergreen
by
Broods

The Preatures

#27:

Blue Planet Eyes
by
The Preatures

The Black Keys

#26:

Turn Blue
by
The Black Keys

Kaiser Chiefs

#25:

Education, Education,
Education & War

by
Kaiser Chiefs

Leisure Cruise

#24:

Leisure Cruise
by
Leisure Cruise
.

Dum Dum Girls

#23:

Too True
by
Dum Dum Girls
.

Wye Oak

#22:

Shriek
by
Wye Oak

Lia Ices

#21:

Ices
by
Lia Ices

Madi Diaz

#20:

Phantom
by
Madi Diaz

Hozier

#19:

Hozier
by
Hozier

David Guetta

#18:

Listen
by
David Guetta

Lindsey Stirling

#17:

ALBUM
by
Lindsey Stirling

The War on Drugs

#16:

Lost in the Dream
by
The War on Drugs

Phantogram

#15:

Voices
by
Phantogram

Zola Jesus

#14:

Taiga
by
Zola Jesus

The Chain Gang of 1974

#13:

Daydream Forever
by
The Chain Gang of 1974

Young the Giant

#12:

Mind Over Matter
by
Young the Giant

Lana Del Rey

#11:

Ultraviolence
by
Lana Del Rey

Ryan Adams

#10:

Ryan Adams
by
Ryan Adams

Kishi Bashi

#09:

Lighght
by
Kishi Bashi

Alcest

#08:

Shelter
by
Alcest

Kan Wakan

#07:

Moving On
by
Kan Wakan

Pains of Being Pure at Heart

#06:

Days of Abandon
by
Pains of Being Pure at Heart

James Vincent McMorrow

#05:

Post Tropical
by
James Vincent McMorrow

Sia

#04:

1000 Forms of Fear
by
Sia

Lykke Li

#03:

I Never Learn
by
Lykke Li

Ásgeir

#02:

In the Silence
by
Ásgeir

Beck

#01:

Morning Phase
by
Beck

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