Sunday, December 21, 2014

50 Favorite Spins of 2014!!!

I had planned on having this list together for your delectation sooner than this, but D'Angelo had to go and drop a new record with no warning after 14 years of no D'Angelo records. Sooo... Well, that kind of upended everything and put my plans on hold until I got hold of a copy and spent some quality time just me and D. Well, the man doesn't disappoint! So without further ado (or hair-pulling which my wife can attest to there being quite a bit of as I revisited old favorites and tracked down as many remaining releases of interest as I could - Hey, Sturgill Simpson, get that new platter repressed tout suite coz I really wanna spin it!) here are my favorite listens with apologies to folks who put out good noise this year - White Lung, Hiss Golden Messenger, Leonard Cohen, The New Pornographers, St. Vincent, S., Doug Paisley, The Garment District and many more - and didn't make the list, but I had to cap this thing at 50. Damn, 2014 was a helluva good year!!! -kc

  1. D'Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  2. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  3. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
  4. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  5. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
  6. EMA – Future's Void
  7. Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love
  8. FKA Twigs – LP1
  9. David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights – End Times Undone
  10. Alvvays – Alvvays
  11. Antlers – Familiars
  12. Flying Lotus – You're Dead!
  13. Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours
  14. Ex Hex – Rips
  15. Real Estate – Atlas
  16. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
  17. Lee Fields – Emma Jean
  18. Woods – With Light And With Love
  19. La Sera – Hour Of The Dawn
  20. Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs
  21. YG – My Krazy Life
  22. Wooden Wand – Farmer's Corner
  23. The Lopez – Travel Fast
  24. Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else
  25. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  26. Strand Of Oaks – Heal
  27. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  28. Run The Jewels – 2
  29. The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
  30. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  31. Amen Dunes – Love
  32. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  33. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
  34. Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent
  35. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  36. Banks – Goddess
  37. Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
  38. Fear Of Men – Loom
  39. Electric Wizard – Time To Die
  40. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing
  41. J. Mascis – Tied To A Star
  42. Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean
  43. Viet Cong – Cassette
  44. The Gotobeds – Poor People Are Revolting
  45. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
  46. Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
  47. Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea
  48. How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart
  49. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  50. Shellac – Dude Incredible



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