Morning. These are my top 10 albums of 2014 at this time. Now I’m taking a week off. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

(Happy Holidays!)

Jolie HollandLana Del ReyKevin MorbyMaggie BjörklundThe PrimitivesAlcestAngel OlsenFirst Aid KitTori AmosWoods

10. Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea
9. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
8. Kevin Morby – Still Life
7. Maggie Björklund – Shaken
6. The Primitives – Spin-O-Rama
5. Alcest – Shelter
4. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
3. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
2. Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
1. Woods – With Light And With Love

Hello again. Let’s continue with the second part of my top albums of 2014. The third and final part will be up tomorrow. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

Ariel PinkMusic Go MusicThe Budos BandEMAPainted PalmsThe War on DrugsLocustMy Brightest DiamondAvi BuffaloDeptford Goth

20. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
19. Music Go Music – Impressions
18. The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
17. EMA – The Future’s Void
16. Painted Palms – Forever
15. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
14. Locust – After the Rain
13. My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand
12. Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
11. Deptford Goth – Songs

Hello. Here we go. There is no turning back now. These are the first 10 of my top 30 albums of 2014. The next part will be up tomorrow. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

SinkanePerfume GeniusArc IrisWovenhandWye OakProtomartyrSt. VincentFenneszOpethWarpaint

30. Sinkane – Mean Love
29. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
28. Arc Iris – Arc Iris
27. Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
26. Wye Oak – Shriek
25. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
24. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
23. Fennesz – Bécs
22. Opeth – Pale Communion
21. Warpaint – Warpaint

Hi. The final album update of the year is the latest one by Beach Beach. Genre: pop. Enjoy!

(Note: Tomorrow you will get part 1 of my Albums of 2014 list.)

Beach Beach

Beach Beach – The Sea

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

Absolutely Free

Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free

Howdy folks. The impressive solo debut by alt-country singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley arrived to Spotify earlier this fall. Read this review and enjoy!

Angaleena Presley

Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class

Hello friends. It’s been a while since I last wrote about a soundtrack, but since Gone Girl is my number one movie of the year (at this point) I thought a post for the soundtrack would be appropriate. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross!

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl

Hey. I continue to write about albums that I forgot about earlier this year. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The Magic Numbers!

(US version here.)

(Note: My Top 30 Albums of 2014 will be up in three parts late next week.)

The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers – Alias

Hi. From last month: the intense new album by Primordial. Genre: black/pagan metal. Enjoy!

(Version for AT, CH and DE here.)


Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Emmon – Aon


Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014″ lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s Top 20 Synthpop Albums of 2014 where I found this catchy electropop album by Emmon. Enjoy!


Emmon – Aon

Hello. This relaxing new album by Frank & Tony is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy!

Frank & Tony

Frank & Tony – You Go Girl

Hey. From last week: the charming new covers album by She & Him. Genre: pop. Enjoy!

She & Him

She & Him – Classics

Good morning. Let’s get the day going with some blues rock from early 2014. Read this review and enjoy Mount Carmel!

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel – Get Pure

Morning. This stellar album by Protomartyr was added to Spotify earlier this year. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Good stuff. Enjoy!

(Version for France here.)


Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right

Hello friends. Here is another solid album that slipped under my radar earlier this year. Enjoy singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová!

(One review here.)

Markéta Irglová

Markéta Irglová – Muna

Hi. This warm, quirky album by Diosque was added to Spotify back in July. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy!


Diosque – Constante

Hello. Their last album came out in the 1990s. Now they are back with a new one and it’s a goodie. Genre: indie pop. Enjoy The Popguns!

The Popguns

The Popguns – Pop Fiction

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy!

Tired Tape Machine

Tired Tape Machine – Not Here

Hey. The latest album by We Were Promised Jetpacks was added to Spotify a couple of months ago. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling

Hello. This promising EP was added added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: pop. Enjoy The Hanged Man!

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man – First Quarter Moon


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