Best of 2014… Top 10 Albums and Songs

by deej on December 30, 2014

We had our year-end meeting this past weekend to discuss our favourite songs and albums of 2014. It was a grand chat: plenty of diversity and no overwhelming consensus favourites from everyone. (I’ve spent most of this week listening or re-listening to albums that I had missed or passed over.)

I’ll post the others’ favourites once I get them, but in the meantime, here’s my list of the best that 2014 had to offer.

Albums:

10. Feel Not Bad – SW/MM/NG
9. Augustines – Augustines
8. Mended With Gold – The Rural Alberta Advantage
7. Kerowax – The Jack Kerowax
6. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
5. Alvvays – Alvvays
4. HEAL – Strand of Oaks
3. El Prado – Black English (formerly NO)
2. Water Liars – Water Liars
1. Somewhere Else – Lydia Loveless

Honourable mentions:
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson
Good Luck Charm – The Mastersons
Small Town Heroes – Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Endless River – Pink Floyd

Songs*:

10. Falling Off – Unicycle Loves You
9. These American Hearts – Bryan Elijah Smith
8. Stuck In The South – Adia Victoria
7. Blood Bath – Saintseneca
6. Keep On Shining – Curtis Harding
5. Stand Up – A.J. Ellis
4. Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) – Ages And Ages
3. Moving Target – Fire Mountain
2. Ex’s And Oh’s – Elle King
1. Funeral Beds – The Districts

Honourable mentions:
Empty Promises – The Wild Family
Radio On – Ex Hex
Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me!
Canyon – The Dead Ships

*Based on tracks that weren’t included in the albums above.

Happy new year everyone!
~ nutsandgum

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