Annually, I make a mix of songs from my favorite albums released that year. I usually make it for just a few friends who really like them. I used to make full-fledged CD’s with actual packaged artwork. The last couple of years, I’ve scaled back to digital releases only. This year, I’m only posting via Spotify. I will, however, make it available for download via special request only.
I purchased either digital or physical copies of about 50 albums this year. Below are cuts from my favorite ten albums of the year. Following that you’ll find my Best of 2014 Spotify playlist.
Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
Real Estate – Atlas
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
The War on Drugs – Lost In the Dream
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The Best of 2014