Editor’s Picks: Mitch’s Top Albums of 2014

2014 was a great year for music! In honor of the new year, here are some of our editor’s favorite releases of the year. Check out these ten artists’ outstanding 2014 album releases, hand-picked by Atwood Magazine’s Music Director Mitch Mosk!

Mitch's Best of 2014

10

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Listen: “Riptide” by Vance Joy

 

9

KONGOS – Lunatic

Listen: “Come With Me Now” – KONGOS

 

8

Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

Listen: “Stop Your Crying” – Lake Street Dive

 

7

Magic Man – Before the Waves

Listen: “Out of Mind” – Magic Man

 

6

The Lionheads – Human Walk

Listen: “City on Fire” – Lionheads

 

5

Hozier – Hozier

Watch: “Take Me To Church” – Hozier

 

4

American Authors – Oh, What A Life

Listen: “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors

 

3

Bad Suns – Language & Perspective

Listen: “Cardiac Arrest” – Bad Suns

 

2

St. Paul and The Broken Bones – Half the City

 

Listen: “Call Me” – St. Paul and the Broken Bones

 

1

Sir Sly – You Haunt Me

Dark and stormy yet musically challenging and unique, You Haunt Me is a work of art and Sir Sly are a welcomed new artist. The ability to craft a truly memorable and continuous music album is rare, and to do so on a debut is all the more impressive. With You Haunt Me, Sir Sly have established an ambitious base from which they may take off in any number of creative directions. The best part about this act is that they are just getting started; considering their busy tour schedule, it seems there is quite a bit of air left in their chests.

Listen: “Gold” – Sir Sly

 

Honorable Mentions

Bleachers – Strange Desire, The Black Keys – Turn Blue, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny, Young the Giant – Mind Over Matter, Warpaint – Warpaint

Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com