best records of 2014 for web

So many great records came out this year–both new releases and reissues.  We’ve been trying to narrow it down to our top 5 favorites but it’s been tough.  We’ll post the top 5 in a few weeks but for now here’s our long list…and yea, it’s long.


New Releases:

-Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Wigout at Jag Bags (Matador)

-The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)

-Bitchin’ Bajas s/t (Drag City)

-Bonnie Prince Billy Singer’s Grave… (Drag City)

-The Shivas You Know What to Do (K Records)

-Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

-Thurston Moore The Best Day (Matador)

-Eno x Hyde High Life (Warp)

-Goat Commune (Sub Pop)

-PC Worship Social Rust (Dull Tools)

-Total Control Typical System (Iron Lung)

-Steve Gunn Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)

-Water Liars s/t (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess)

-Bass Drum of Death Rip This (Innovative Leisure)

-Swans To Be Kind (Young God)

-Beck Morning Phase (Capitol)

-Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture/Mom + Pop)

-David Kilgour and The Heavy 8’s End Times Undone (Merge)

-Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Country (Thirty Tigers)

-Shintaro Sakamoto Let’s Dance Raw (Other Music)

-Dirty Beaches Stateless (Zoo Music)

-Strand of Oaks Heal (Dead Oceans)

-Caribou Our Love (Merge)

-Temples Sun Structures (Fat Possum)

-Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers (Merge)

-Talbot Adams s/t (Spacecase Records)

-Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)

-William Tyler Lost Colony EP (Merge)

-Twin Peaks Wild Onion (Fat Possum)

-J Mascis Tied to a Star (Sub Pop)

-Neil Young A Letter Home (Third Man Records)

-Sharon Van Etten Are We There (Jagjaguwar)



-Bob Dylan & The Band Basement Tapes Raw (Columbia)

-Lewis L’Amour (Light in the Attic)

-Modest Mouse Lonesome Crowded West and This is a Long Drive… (Glacial Paste)

-R.E.M. Unplugged (Warner Brothers)

-CAN vinyl reissues (Spoon/Mute)

Ghost Woman Blues (Mississippi Records)

-Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Big Brother)

-Craig Leon Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 (RVNG Intl.)

-Belle & Sebastian vinyl reissues (Matador)

-Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes (Fat Possum)

-The Clean Anthology (Merge)

The Soul of Designer Records (Big Legal Mess)

Parchman Farm: Photographs & Field Recordings (Dust to Digital)

-Yo La Tengo Extra Painful (Matador)

Native North America Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985 (Light in the Attic)

-Wilco Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 (Nonesuch)

-Bedhead vinyl reissues (Numero Group)

We’re sure we left some off, but this is a long–and great–list.  Stay tuned for our top 5 lists next week!