Laura’s Top Albums of 2014

Guest Post By: Laura

Laura’s Top 25 Albums of 2014:

25. Mary Lambert: Heart on My Sleeve

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24. The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt


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23. Jamie T: Carry On the Grudge

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22. Ed Sheeran: X



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21. John Newman: Tribute



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20. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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19. Shakey Graves: And the War Came

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18. July Talk: Guns & Ammunition

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17. James Bay: Let It Go

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16. You + Me: Rose Avenue


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15. Spoon: They Want My Soul


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14. FKA Twigs: LP1

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13. Johnny Marr: Playland

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12. Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity


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11. St. Vincent: St. Vincent

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10. Neon Trees: Pop Psychology


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9. Banks: Goddess


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8. Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways


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7. Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Neverland


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6. First Aid Kit: Stay Gold

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5. Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy


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4. Hozier: Hozier

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3. Jack White: Lazaretto


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2. Jenny Lewis: The Voyager


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1. Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams


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Read more of Laura’s reviews at her music blog Lyrique Discorde

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St. Vincent

Turns out the first single from St. Vincent’s self-titled release was very representative of the album’s overall sound. “Digital Witness” is the stand out track and one of my favorite songs of the year so far, but tracks like the opener “Rattlesnake” and “Regret” share the same kind of dissonant, off kilter, futuristic art-rock style. It’s perhaps the most cohesive collection by Annie Clark’s alter ego so far. After “Digital Witness,” my favorite track is the trippy “Prince Johnny.” You can download a free, legal mp3 of “Birth in Reverse” by signing up for the mailing list on St. Vincent’s Official Site.

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Shearwater: Fellow Travelers

Awesome, odd and so atmospheric. Like a funky Antony & the Johnsons. You have got to hear their trippy cover of Folk Implosion’s “Natural One.” Though their dull cover of St. Vincent’s “Cheerleader” isn’t as successful.

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