Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Thanks to an amazing year to all the bands and artists I worked with (who I abstained from placing on the below list.) Even though it's almost February, 2015 and I'm about halfway through some of this year's most anticipated early records - I thought 2014 was pretty amazing musically - though I can say that 2015 is already off to a stellar start. My faves of last year listed alphabetically below.

TOP 26
Allah-Lahs: Worship the Sun
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Landmarks
Caribou: Our Love
Jennifer Castle: Pink City
Eric Church: The Outsiders
Cloud Nothings: Here and Everywhere
Toumani Diabaté, Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sikiki
Drive-by Truckers: English Oceans
Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes
Miranda Lambert: Platinum
Jenny Lewis: The Voyager
Lykke Li: I Never Learn
Jason Moran: All Rise
Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters: lullaby... and the Ceaseless Roar
Spoon: They Want My Soul
St. Vincent: S/T
Strand of Oaks: Heal
Sun Kil Moon: Benji
Jamie T: Carry on the Grudge
Temples: Sun Structures
Leif Vollebekk: North Americana
Leon Vynehall: Music for the Uninvited
Ryley Walker: All Kinds of You

Top 10:
Ryan Adams: S/T
Aphex Twin: Syro
Beck: Morning Phase
Lydia Loveless: Somewhere Else
Luluc: Passerby
Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Todd Terje: It's Album Time
Sharon Van Etten: Are We There
War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream
Kelsey Waldon: The Goldmine