Top Ten Albums of 2014

Here is my annual list of my favorite albums of the year. I tried out a new format this year, so let me know if you like this one. If you just want to know who made my list, you can see them here. If you want to know why I picked each album, click on the link and go the post dedicated to each one.

It was a great year for music, featuring the best day I can remember for music releases: September 9. Artists whose albums came out that day include U2, Lecrae, Justin Townes Earle, Switchfoot, Interpol, Delta Spirit, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant, and Judah and the Lion. Anyway, here’s my list, let me know what you think!

10. Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss


9. Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours


8. Lecrae – Anomaly


7. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams


6. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling


5. Interpol – El Pintor


4. Black Keys – Turn Blue (The Black Keys)

3. Cold War Kids – Hold My Home


2. Delta Spirit – Into the Wide


1. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music


Honorable Mentions: Big K.R.I.T – Cadillactica, Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers, U2 – Songs of Innocence, Shovels & Rope – Swimming Time, Gary Clark Jr. – Gary Clark Jr. Live, Trip Lee – Rise


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