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Best of 2014: The Big Round Up

Anne-Marie Schiefer

1. St. Vincent –St. Vincent 2. Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie 3. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker 4. Ryan Adams –Ryan Adams 5. Phox – Phox 6. Strand of Oaks – HEAL 7. Glass Animals – ZABA 8. Beck – Morning Phase 9. Shakey— And the War Came 10. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness 11. Spoon – They Want My Soul 12. Hozier – Hozier 13. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There 14. Mr. Little Jeans – Pocketknife

Brett Rash

The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast, Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence, Phantogram – Voices, Jenny Lewis – The Voyager, Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso, Foxygen – ...And Star Power, Alt-j – This Is All Yours, Spoon – They Want My Soul, Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else, Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal, Perfume Genius – Too Bright, Lykke Li – I Never Learn, Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers

Aaron Rossi

1. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream 2. Ryan AdamsRyan Adams 3. Perfume GeniusToo Bright 4. Future Islands – Singles 5. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues 6. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt  7. G-EazyThese Things Happen 8. CopelandIxora 9. Lana Del RayUltraviolence 10. The AntlersFamiliars 

Honorable Mentions: How To Dress Well – What is this Heart; Sun Kil Moon – Benji; Matthew Ryan – Boxers; Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain; Sharon Van Etten – Are We There; Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were; Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Sean Cohea

1. Spoon – They Want My Soul  2. Strand of Oaks – HEAL 3. Manchester Orchestra – Hope 4. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream 5. Tom the Lion – Sleep 6. Only Crime – Pursuance 7. Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s – Slingshot To Heaven/Tell Me More About Evil 8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye 9. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unraveling 10. The Lawrence Arms – Metropole

Ryan Townsend

1. The Lees Of Memory – Sisyphus Says  2. Matthew Ryan – Boxers  3. Bill Mallonee and The Darkling Planes – Winnowing  4. Ryan Adams – Self-Titled  5. U2 – Songs of Innocence  6. Sun Kill Moon – Benji  7. Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield  8. Future Islands – Singles  9. Spoon – They Want My Soul  10. LA Symphony – You Still On Earth?

Honorable Mentions: Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain; Strand of Oaks – HEAL; The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream; From Indian Lakes – Absent Sounds; Jack White – Lazaretto; Graham Colton – Lonely Ones; Karen O – Crush Songs 

 

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