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Best Albums Of 2014 (So far…) Playlist


Somehow, 2014 is already halfway over. 2014 has bestowed some excellent music upon the masses, and to commemorate the passing of half a year, we thought we’d throw together a quick list (and playlist) of our favorite records thus far. The albums are in random order, as we’ll save the infuriating task of ranking them for the end of the year. Each album listed here is one that caught our attention and held it throughout the first six months of the year, and we think you’ll dig them as well.

We’ll be updating the playlist throughout the remainder of the year, so be sure to follow the list and check back periodically. Enjoy!

Albums of the year (thus far) list:
Future Islands – Singles
The Roots – … And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Mac Demarco – Salad Days
The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – PiƱata
Swans – To Be Kind
Various Artists – The Space Project
The Antlers – Palace
Sun Kil Moon – Benji
Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (Album title of the year)
SZA – Z
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Lykke Li – I Never Learn
Vensaire – Perdix
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
New Madrid – Sunswimmer
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
Ruby The Rabbitfoot – New As Dew
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter The Slasher House
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Curtis Harding – Soul Power
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Concert of the year: Phosphorescent and Caveman at Center Stage in Atlanta on 1.25.14. Both Brooklyn bands brought their best on this chilly night in the ATL, check out our review, some gorgeous pictures and a few videos from the evening right here.