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Top Ten Albums 2014

FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014

Okay so the whole of the Music Department couldn't decide on one collective top ten so we're doing individual top tens! It was hard. Deciding was hard. 

Ari Abrams, Music Director, Strange [Soft & Hard]

1. Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

The Canadians have delivered my favorite album of the year. Sonic and cinematic and sexy. The video for "Beat the Drum Slowly

Will Burroughs, Asst. Music Director, Loud Rock Director

1. Todd Terje - It’s Album Time

Impossible not to get off on this album. So much going on. So much dance. 


2. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Melancholic and whimsical hip hop. 

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2. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

I probably listened to this album the most of any all year. It is quick hard and pungent. 


3. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

Body music that burrows into your mind and assaults your senses.

3. Hank Wood and the Hammerheads - Stay Home!!

New York punk boys. This album gets it.


4. Run the Jewels - RTJ 2

Obviously, obviously. Keep it ratchet so sweet.

4. Caribou - Our Love

I can’t say it. Its in the tracks. 


5. Flying Lotus - You’re Dead

Also up there in my top ten live shows of 2014.

5. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Emma Jean

This album understands how we work. I’ll break down and cry to some Lee but I’ll also scream these lyrics till you probably don’t wanna be my friend anymore.


6. Circulatory System - Mosaics Within Mosaics

"There Is No Time But Now" to listen to this album.

6. Mac Demarco - Salad Days

Because its Mac and you can listen to this while taking a boat ride with your parents. 


7. Clap! Clap! - Tayi Bebba

Bass roller + afro-influence! "Kuj yato"

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7. The War on Drugs - Lost in a Dream

This album is so easy to get lost in like the title alludes to. Beautiful sound.


8. BADBADNOTGOOD - III

Three young jazz kids from Canada who connected over their shared love of hip-hop. This album is rilllll good. 

8. Chromeo - White Women

So much groove. I feel the sex oozing through me.


9. Cibo Matto - Hotel Valentine

Two Japanese ladies who moved to NYC in the 90's and started making trip-hop. One of them plays the sax. 

9. Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron

Club Bangers, Bedroom Bangers, Fuck BOI stoner tracks, has it all. 


10. Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust

Deranged, abrasive, raw skuzz-rock! 

Caribou - Our Love

  • Aphex Twin - Syro
  • D’Angelo - Black Messiah
  • Moodymann - Moodymann
  • Pyramid Vritra - Indra

Henry Begler, Electronica Director, New LA, Treasure Town Sound System

  1. The Bug - Angels & Devils
  2. Leon Vynehall - Music for the Uninvited
  3. Call Super - Suzi Ecto
  4. Swans - To Be Kind
  5. Vessel - Punish, Honey
  6. Moodymann - Moodymann
  7. Deadbeat & Paul St. Hilaire - The Infinity Dub Sessions
  8. Aphex Twin - Syro
  9. Teklife - Next Life
  10. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Ian Later aka Wigwam AKA Quiet girl in the corner, World Director, E.O.N

  1. Buscabulla - Buscabulla EP
  2. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
  3. Future Islands - Singles
  4. TOPS - Picture You Staring
  5. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Secret Evil
  6. Mac Demarco - Salad Days
  7. Caetano Veloso - Abracacao
  8. Courtney Barnett -Sea of Split Peas
  9. Les Sins - Michael
  10. Lana Del Ray - Ultraviolence

10. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata

For when you need to kick back with an L.


Carrie Sun, Electronica Director, Sound Odyssey 2001

  1. Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers
  2. The Bug - Angels and Devils
  3. Moodymann - Moodymann
  4. Copeland - Because I'm Worth It
  5. Rich Gang - Tha Tour Pt 1
  6. FKA Twigs - LP1
  7. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  8. 8. Dean Blunt - Black Metal
  9. Yameneko - Pixel Wave Embrace
  10. Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

Sam Hill aka DJ Reb, Asst. Music Director, Punk Director, DixieLand

  1. Parquet Courts - Content Nausea
  2. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
  3. TOPS - Picture You Staring
  4. Circulatory System - Mosaics Within Mosaics
  5. Muuy Biien - D.Y.I
  6. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  7. Run the Jewels - RTJ2
  8. Les Sins - Michael
  9. Future Islands - Singles
  10. Flying Lotus - You’re Dead!

 


From Your DJs

DJ Roomba, Family Band Solution

  1. D'Angelo - Black Messiah
  2. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
  3. Aphex Twin - Syro
  4. Beck - Morning Phase
  5. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
  6. Run the Jewels - RTJ2
  7. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
  8. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
  9. FKA Twigs - LP1
  10. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

The Bear, The Bear's Den

  1. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
  2. Cruel Hand - The Negatives
  3. The Dead Milkmen - Pretty Music For Pretty People
  4. King Tuff - Black Moon Spell
  5. Mogwai - Rave Tapes
  6. OFF! - Wasted Years
  7. Pink Floyd - The Endless River
  8. Rancid - Honor is All We Know 
  9. Solids - Blame Confusion
  10. Hank Wood and the Hammerheads - Stay Home!!

Gypsy Wolfe, The Late Night Sessions

  1. The Budos Band - Burnt Offering
  2. A Better Tomorrow - It's Diamond Dave
  3. Misun - Superstitions 
  4. Badbadnotgood - III 
  5. Hiatus Kaiyote - By Fire EP
  6. Dirty Art Club - Hexes
  7. Useless Eaters - Bleeding Moon
  8. Souls of Mischief - There is Only Now
  9. tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nak
  10. Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark

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