Favorite Albums 2014

I wasn’t my best music loving self in 2014. I traded a good portion of my typical music listening time instead to audiobooks and podcasts. I can’t tell if I neglected music because I preferred other audio entertainments more, if I wasn’t that impressed by the years releases, or if I simply didn’t do as good a job of seeking out new music as I have in the past. In the end I think it was a combination of the three. Because I felt like my 2014 music knowledge and discovery was lacking I left a draft of my year-end favorites unpublished.

Looking back I realize not publishing my list was foolish.  There’s never going to be any way for me to listen to everything, and just because I don’t have as much time to discover new music, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t still highlight music I did enjoy.

So, almost five months into 2015, I present an alphabetical list of albums I enjoyed in 2014. Feel free to listen to them all in the Spotify playlist below.

 

The Abigails – Tundra

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Banks – Goddess

Chinawoman – Let’s Part in Style

Courtney Barnett – The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas

Elephant – Sky Swimming

Future Islands – Singles

The GrowlersChinese Fountain

Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell

Juniore

Kithkin – Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies for Humans In Face of the Collapse

Love Inks – Exi

Lykke Li – I Never Learn

Mac Demarco – Salad Days

Marissa Nadler – July

No Mythologies to Follow

My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand

Run The Jewels – RTJ2

Sea Oleena – Shallow

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

SOHN – Tremors

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso

 

Alex M. Anderson