There are 3 major problems with my year-end “favorite albums” list:
- No one listens to albums anymore.
- No one listens to me.
- Sometimes the list maker will pad the list just to get to a magic number.
But here are some albums I thoroughly enjoyed in 2014, in no particular order:
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
Lykke Li – I Never Learn
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Strand of Oaks – Heal
Alvvays – Alvvays
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Wussy – Attica!
Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold
The Both – The Both
The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Sons of Bill – Love and Logic
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Tweedy – Sukierae
Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
Tycho – Awake
Reigning Sound – Shattered
Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin’
Thompson – Family
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed
King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
The Apache Relay – The Apache Relay