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

Dream Your Life Away - Vance Joy
Dream Your Life Away – Vance Joy

Listen: “Riptide” by Vance Joy

 

9

KONGOS – Lunatic

Lunatic - KONGOS
Lunatic – KONGOS

Listen: “Come With Me Now” – KONGOS

 

8

Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

Bad Self Portraits - Lake Street Dive
Bad Self Portraits – Lake Street Dive

Listen: “Stop Your Crying” – Lake Street Dive

 

7

Magic Man – Before the Waves

Before the Waves - Magic Man
Before the Waves – Magic Man

Listen: “Out of Mind” – Magic Man

 

6

The Lionheads – Human Walk

Human Walk - The Lionheads
Human Walk – The Lionheads

Listen: “City on Fire” – Lionheads

 

5

Hozier – Hozier

Hozier - Hozier
Hozier – Hozier

Watch: “Take Me To Church” – Hozier

 

4

American Authors – Oh, What A Life

Oh, What A Life - American Authors
Oh, What A Life – American Authors

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

 

3

Bad Suns – Language & Perspective

Language and Perspective - Bad Suns
Language and Perspective – Bad Suns

Listen: “Cardiac Arrest” – Bad Suns

 

2

St. Paul and The Broken Bones – Half the City

Half The City - St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Half The City – St. Paul and the Broken Bones

 

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

 

1

Sir Sly – You Haunt Me

Sir Sly - You Haunt Me
You Haunt Me – Sir Sly

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

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