My Favorite Music of 2014

1. Sun Kil Moon, Benji
2. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
3. Jim Mize, s/t
4. Strand of Oaks, Heal
5. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire for No Witness
6. Water Liars, s/t
7. Beach Slang, Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? and Cheap Thrills on Dead End Street
8. Tyler Keith, Alias Kid Twist
9. The Delines, Colfax
10. Hiss Golden Messenger, Lateness of Dancers
11. Sean Rowe, Madman
12. The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream
13. Hail Mary Mallon, Bestiary
14. Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
15. Hallelujah the Hills, Have You Ever Done Something Evil?

Other stuff I loved:
Mark Kozelek, Sings Christmas Carols; Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2; William Tyler, Blue Ash Montgomery and Lost Colony; Ryan Adams, s/t + 1984 7”; Grouper, Ruins; Marianne Faithfull, Give My Love to London; Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin; Moonface, City Wrecker; Damien Jurado, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son; J Mascis, Tied to a Star; Doug Paisley, Strong Feelings; The Afghan Whigs, Do the Beast; Christopher Denny, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us; Centro-Matic, Take Pride in Your Long Odds; Wussy, Attica; Lydia Loveless, Something Else; Steve Gunn, Way Out Weather; Wooden Wand, Farmer’s Corner and Azag-toth; Talbot Adams, s/t; Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence; Tweedy, Sukierae; Bass Drum of Death, Rip This; Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems; Hurray for the Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes; First Aid Kit, Stay Gold; Reigning Sound, Shattered; Neil Young, A Letter Home; Bonnie Prince Billy, Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues; David Bazan, 7” series

Other stuff I liked:
Bitchin’ Bahas, s/t; Sylvie Simmons, Sylvie; D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah; Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else; The Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams; Shovels & Rope, Swimmin’ Time; Daniel Lanois, Flesh and Machine; Spoon, They Want My Soul; Mirah, Changing Light; Myriam Gendron, Not So Deep as a Well; The Felice Brothers, Favorite Waitress; Jessica Lea Mayfield, Make My Head Sing; Dex Romweber Duo, Images 13; John Frusciante, Enclosure; Scott H. Biram, Nothin’ But Blood; Wovenhand, Refractory Obdurate; Thurston Moore, The Best Day; David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s, End Times Undone; The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits; Nude Beach, 77; Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Intensity Ghost; Daniel Bachman, Orange Co. Serenade; The Smashing Pumpkins, Monuments to an Elegy; Jenny Lewis, The Voyager; Lucinda Williams, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Reissues/Live/Soundtracks/etc.:
1. Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes Complete
2. Songs: Ohia, Didn’t It Rain and Journey On: Collected Singles
3. Bedhead, 1992-1998
4. The Rock*A*Teens, Sweet Bird of Youth
5. Richard Buckner, Bloomed
6. Lucero, Live from Atlanta
7. Roland S. Howard, Pop Crimes
8. Richard Thompson, Acoustic Classics
9. Harry Dean Stanton, Partly Fiction
10. The Afghan Whigs, Gentlemen at 21

Bob Mould, Workbook 25; Mike Cooper, Trout Steel; The Velvet Underground, s/t 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition; The Brothers and Sisters, Dylan’s Gospel; Kaki King, Everybody Glows: B-Sides & Rarities; Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL, Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack; Jeff Grace, Cold in July soundtrack; Mark Lanegan, Has God Seen My Shadow?: An Anthology, 1989-2011; The Smashing Pumpkins, Adore Super Deluxe Edition; Bob Carpenter, Silent Passage; Hiss Golden Messenger, Bad Debt; Pixies, Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peel Sessions, and Demos; John Doe, The Best of John Doe: This Far; Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball Deluxe Edition; Lavender Country, s/t; Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959; David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet, Volume 1; The Soul of Designer Records; Bob Dylan in the ‘80s

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