Looking back at 2014 – My top album picks

It’s that time of year again, the new releases have all come and gone and now I’m anxiously waiting for 2015 and all the new music that will be coming out. For now though, I’ve put together my top albums for 2014.

I’m not one to dissect music or really analyze it to understand why it is good, I think that varies to the listener. For me, I fall for music that just catches me the right way at the right time and then there are the special albums like the ones listed here that will always hang around and be a part of what I listen to for years to come.

There is no way I could do a countdown style list as they all have a place for me this past year. So instead I decided to once again list them based on release date. I also added a biggest disappointment and biggest surprise album at the bottom of my list.

We had a few customers offer up their lists last year, I would really like to hear from you and what your top albums were. If you do a list and want to share it with us and our customers let me know I’d love to pass it on to everyone.

Okay Okay, I’ll pick one album to be tops on my list, that goes to Real Estate – Atlas.



Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World – January 27, 2014

Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World


Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – February 18, 2014



Bear Hands – Distraction – February 18, 2014

Bear Hands – Distraction


Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath – March 4, 2014

Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath


Real Estate – Atlas – March 4, 2014

Real Estate – Atlas


The Coathangers – Suck This Shirt – March 18, 2014

The Coathangers – Suck This Shirt


Your Friend – Jekyll / Hyde EP – April 8, 2014

Your Friend – Jekyll  Hyde


The Antlers – Familiars – June 17, 2014

The Antlers – Familiars


Secret Cities – Walk Me Home – June 24, 2014

Secret Cities – Walk Me Home


Goat – Commune – September 3, 2014

Goat - Commune


Caribou – Our Love – October 7, 2014

Caribou – Our Love


Horse Feathers – So It Is With Us – October 21, 2014

Horse Feathers - So It Is With Us

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Biggest disappointment

Broken Bells – After The Disco


Biggest surprise – kind of goes with the above, that Danger Mouse works in mysterious ways.

Black Keys – Turn Blue



That’s it for this year!