The Best New Records I Listened to in 2014

Every year I Like to put together a list of my favorite records, and I’m a little late with it this year. 2014 being my first full year with a baby, I didn’t find as much time to check out new music, so I’m actually making two lists: a list of the best records I actually listened to in 2014, as well as records I’ve sampled over the last few weeks as I looked over everyone else’s year end lists. So here are the best records I listened to last year (in no particular order):

D'Angelo: Black Messiah

D’Angelo: Black Messiah. This album came out of nowhere and blew me away.

Beck: Morning Phase

Beck: Morning Phase. Beck revisits the sound of one of my favorite records of all time: Sea Change.

Jenny Lewis: The Voyager. Jenny Lewis’ best record. Also, if you have Amazon Prime, you can listen to this free right now.

Zammuto: Anchor

Zammuto: Anchor. I actually bought this record in 2013 when I supported Nick Zammuto’s kickstarter for the project. I had to wait a while, but it was very worth it.

Spoon: They Want My Soul

Spoon: They Want My Soul. I don’t know how Spoon keeps making great records this far into their career.

 

St. Vincent: St. Vincent

St. Vincent: St. Vincent. St. Vincent keeps getting weirder and better.

Tweedy: Sukierae.

Tweedy: Sukierae. Great record featuring Jeff Tweedy and his son.