Ryan M: Top Albums of 2014

Philadelphia, PA

top ten albums

10Mac DeMarco: Salad Days

The perfect soundtrack to accompany you on your next hammock purchase.

Standout Track(s): Let Her Go

09Sharon van Etten: Are We There?

Move over keytar, make room for the omnichord.

Standout Track(s): Your Love Is Killing Me

08A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent

They’re from where? I thought I was listening to the EU’s album of the year.

Standout Track(s): In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)

07Woods: With Light and With Love

As familar and comfortable as the old college sofa – minus the protruding springs, of course.

Standout Track(s): With Light and With Love

06Real Estate: Atlas

I would love to hear them apply their jangle to “Tales of Brave Ulysses” or “Achilles Last Stand” or some other Greek classics rock.

Standout Track(s): Had to Hear

05Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Way better than anything her surnamesakes Mary-Kate and Ashley ever did. Incredible considering their greatest hits spills to three volumes. Uh, so I hear.

Standout Track(s): Forgiven/Forgotten

04Sun Kil Moon: Benji

Sun Kil Moon will never grow lyrically if they don’t learn to open up.

Standout Track(s): Ben’s My Friend

03Ariel Pink: Pom Pom

Told ya Zappa wasn’t dead. Who you jiving with that cosmik debris?

Standout Track(s): Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade

02The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream

The clear winner of The War on Drugs/Sun Kil Moon “fued.”

Standout Track(s): Red Eyes

01Spoon: They Want My Soul

Forever a sucker for anything that is hook-filled, tight and toe-tappin’.

Standout Track(s): They Want My Soul

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