Best Albums of 2014

Miss Moss: My Favourite Albums of 2014

i must apologise for dropping the ball on Mid Week Distraction this week, it pained me to do it – but things have been too crazy round here. there are only 7 working days left of the year in my personal calendar, and of course EVERYONE wants their projects finished before people go on leave. not to mention social commitments like seeing family and friends and attending christmas parties (and buying gifts!) and the whole toot. so needless to say i haven’t even glanced over the internet this past week, so there are actually no distractions to be had…

but i have been listening to a lot of music while working away at my desk, especially making an effort to wrap my head around what my personal favourite albums of 2014 were. so, here’s my list!

if you felt like i really missed out on some pearlers, please voice them in the comments. some albums i know got a lot of great press but perhaps i missed out – or just, well, didn’t like ’em. i’ll keep an open mind.

click on the albums to buy them in iTunes or wherever they might be available.

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Future Islands – Singles

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HAERTS – Haerts

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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

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Wye Oak – Shriek

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Tennis – Ritual In Repeat

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Real Estate – Atlas

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Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso

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Jessie Ware – Tough Love

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Beck – Morning Phase

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First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

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Generationals – Alix

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Mr Little Jeans – Pocketknife

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Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

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Lykke Li – I Never Learn

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Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

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TV Girl – French Exit

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

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Yumi Zouma – Yumi Zouma

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Mac De Marco – Salad Days

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24 Comments

  1. Mimi Gabino Reply

    Yay!! great list! My top 10 in no particular order: War On drugs – Lost in the dream (so amazing), Courtney Barnett (she’s so awesome), Real Estate – Atlas (How great is primitive??), Hailu Mergia – Tche Belew (re-release on awesome tapes from Africa), Bob Dylan’s basement tapes vol. 11, Sinkane – mean love (also know for his work with David Byrne and William Onyeabor), Jane Weaver – silver globe (check out ‘Don’t take my soul’), Future Islands – Singles, Ariel Pink – pom pom and The Growlers – Chinese Fountain! plus bonus Mac demarco and angel olsen <3

  2. Love this post! I’m always on the hunt for new music (I’m guilty of listening to the same stuff over and over again!) so thanks for this :-)

    Sarah

  3. Great selection! Brings a smile to my face that some of your 2014 favorites were my favorites as well! I recommend DIANA – Perpetual Surrender, perhaps a lesser known Canadian artist.

  4. i haven’t realized how much I’ve neglected until I started listening to these. Thank you for pulling me out of my music-less rut. Jessie ware for the win. Everything she does is magic.
    Xo, Courtney

  5. LP1 by FKA Twigs // Twin Sister (s/t) // Museum of Love (s/t) // Psychedelic Sanza by Francis Bebey // Joyland by Trust // Wild Onion by Twin Peaks // Nabuma Rubberband by Little Dragon

    • i’ve got some listening to do… (i did enjoy Little Dragon but not as much as their previous albums)

  6. Have you listened to the album Zentropy by Frankie Cosmos? Pure magic

  7. thanks for the introduction to Jessie Ware! After listening to a bit of your clip above I bought the album you mentioned and her earlier one, Devotion and am loving them! She makes me think you might enjoy Kelela – kind of a cross between FKA Twigs and Jessie Ware, maybe, kinda? Good nighttime driving/chillout music. Anyway, thanks again :)

  8. Happy to see a few of my favorites of the year on your list; War on Drugs, First Aid Kit and the new Beck have been in repeated rotation for me, and I’m now excited to explore others new to me on your list. Thank you!

  9. jellyfishheart Reply

    Agree with so many of these. Might I also suggest Sharon Van Etten – Are We There? Magical.

  10. Bleachers- Strange Desire has some gems on it. Love your list too – Beck, Future Islands, War on Drugs, YES. But I love that there are others on here that I will love getting to know – thanks for sharing!

  11. Hanru Marais Reply

    I JUST LOVE THIS. Everything about your blog !! Top notch … xxx

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