Essential Albums of 2014

What follows are the albums I would call “Essential Listening” for 2014, meaning:

  • that the majority of songs on the album are great
  • that 2014 would be a bit less complete without them

Small_Gold_Album_-_First_Aid_Kit
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Official * Amazon * iTunes


Till_Midnight_(Chuch_Ragan_album)
Chuck RaganTill Midnight

Official * Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


manchesterorchestra

Manchester OrchestraCope

Official * Amazon * iTunes


whitelung

White LungDeep Fantasy

Official * Amazon * iTunes


ryanadams

Ryan AdamsRyan Adams

Official * Amazon * iTunes


restorations

RestorationsLP3

Official * Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


sturgillsimpson

Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds in Country Music

Official * Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


gaslightanthem

The Gaslight AnthemGet Hurt

Official * Amazon * iTunes


LydiaLoveless

Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

Official * Amazon * iTunes

If someone’s written a better song this year, I haven’t heard it.

By the time I get the money, it will be all gone
Lord, it’s already gone
Well, by the time I get the money, it will be all gone
Lord, everything’s gone
Everything’s gone, everything’s gone
Everything’s gone, lord everything’s gone


kierstonwhite

Kierston WhiteDon’t Write Love Songs

CD Baby * Amazon * iTunes


interuppters

The Interrupters – s/t

Official * Amazon * iTunes

YouTube: “Take Back the Power


coldwarkids

COLD WAR KIDS – Hold My Home

iTunes * Amazon


deathfromabove

Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

Official * Amazon * iTunes

rvivr

RVIVR – Bicker and Breathe

We’re gonna miss it when it’s gone
If it’s the sun we’ll leave a light on
If it’s the dark, just close our eyes
We don’t wanna get good at goodbyes

Official * Bandcamp


nikkilane

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’

Official * Amazon * iTunes


shakeygraves

Shakey Graves – And the War Came

Official * Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


billythekid

Billy the Kid – Horseshoes & Handgrenades

Official * Amazon * iTunes


lawrencearms

The Lawrence Arms – Metropole

What are we doing here?
Nothing.
That’s what’s f*cking killing me.

Official * Amazon * iTunes


blackpistolfire

Black Pistol Fire – Hush or Howl

Amazon * iTunes


matthewryan

Matthew Ryan – Boxers

Official * Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


TheBoth

The Both – s/t

Official * iTunes * Amazon


timbarry

Tim Barry – Lost and Rootless

Official * iTunes * Amazon


oldcrow

Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Official * Amazon * iTunes


copyrights

The Copyrights – Report

Heart wants what the heart can’t have
The world is such a drag
Heart wants what’ll never be yours.
This world is such a bore.

Bandcamp * Amazon * iTunes


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