LxL’s Best of 2014: Individual Edition

best albums of the year 2014

Here are our personal year-end best albums and songs from 2014. Be sure to check out our collective list of the best 20 albums of 2014 as well as our best new artists and best live shows.

Austin

Perfume Genius Too Bright Review

1. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
2.Beck – Morning Phase
3. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
4. Jack White – Lazaretto
5. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
6. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
7. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
8. The Antlers – Familiars
9. Taylor Swift – 1989
10. Elbow – The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
11. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
12. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
13. Spoon – They Want My Soul
14. Courtney Barnett – The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas
15. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
16. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
17. tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
18. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream
19. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
20. Future – Honest

Songs:

1. Jenny Lewis – “Slippery Slopes”
2. Perfume Genius – “Grid”
3. Beck – “Blue Moon”
4. Marc Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
5. TV On The Radio – “Careful You”
6. Future – “Look Ahead”
7. Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”
8. Elbow – “Honey Sun”
9. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
10. Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1”
11. First Aid Kit – “My Silver Lining”
12. Sturgill Simpson – “Just Let Go”
13. Perfect Pussy – “Interference Fits”
14. Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardener”
15. Tinashe – “2 On (Featuring SchoolBoy Q)”
16. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
17. Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
18. Sharon Van Etten – Everytime the Sun Comes Up
19. New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
20. Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby”
21. Future – “Move That Dope”
22. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
23. Alvvays – “Archie marry me”
24. Iggy Azalea – “Fancy”
25. St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny”
26. D’Angelo – “The Charade”
27. Spoon – “Do You”
28. The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
29. Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”
30. Angel Olsen – “unfucktheworld”

Todd

St. Vincent Double Song Review

1. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
2. Ty Segall – Manipulator
3. Spoon – They Want My Soul
4. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
5. Jack White – Lazaretto
6. Courtney Barnett – The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas
7. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
8. The Antlers – Familiars
9. TV On The Radio – Seeds
10. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
11. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
12. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
13. Beck – Morning Phase
14. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
15. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
16. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
17. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love
18. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
19. Arca – Xen
20. FKA Twigs – LP1

Songs:

1. St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny”
2. Ty Segal – “Tall Man, Skinny Lady”
3. TV On The Radio – “Careful You”
4. Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardener”
5. Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”
6. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
7. Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”
8. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
9. Ought – “Habit”
10. Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me (Featuring Kendrick Lamar)”
11. Spoon – “Inside Out”
12. Foxygen – “How Could You Really”
13. Run the Jewels – “Close Your Eyes”
14. Beck – “Blue Moon”
15. Sharon Van Etten – Everytime the Sun Comes Up
16. Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
17. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – “Little Fang”
18. SBTRKT – “NEW DORP. NEW YORK (featuring Ezra Koenig)”
19. Father John Misty – “Bored in the USA”
20. Kendrick Lamar – “I”
21. Perfect Pussy – “Interference Fits”
22. The Orwells – “Who Needs You”
23. Parquet Courts – “Black and White”
24. Sturgill Simpson – “Turtles”
25. Panda Bear – “Mr Noah”

Wes

Albums:

Perfume Genius Too Bright Review

1. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
2. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
3. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
4. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
5. Spoon – They Want My Soul
6. The Antlers – Familiars
7. TV On The Radio – Seeds
8. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
9. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
10. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
11. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
12. Beck – Morning Phase
13. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
14. Kelis – Food
15. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream
16. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
17. Courtney Barnett – The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas
18. Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
19. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
20. tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
21. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
22. Ex Hex – Rips
23. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
24. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
25. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
26. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
27. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
28. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
29. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
30. Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything

Songs:

1. Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love Is Killing Me”
2. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
3. The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
4. Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me (Featuring Kendrick Lamar)”
5. Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”
6. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – “Little Fang”
7. D’Angelo – “The Charade”
8. Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardener”
9. Beck – “Wave”
10. Hurray for the Riff Raff – “The Body Electric”
11. tUnE-yArDs – “Real Thing”
12. St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny”
13. Strand of Oaks – “JM”
14. Jenny Lewis – “The Voyager”
15. Todd Terje – “Johnny and Mary”
16. Wye Oak – “The Tower”
17. New Pornographers – “War On the East Coast”
18. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
19. Sun Kil Moon – “Carissa”
20. Sylvan Esso – “Hey Mami”
21. Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”
22. Spoon – “Do You”
23. Damien Jurado – “Metallic Cloud”
24. Sturgill Simpson – “Life of Sin”
25. TV On The Radio – “Could You”
26. SBTRKT – “NEW DORP. NEW YORK (featuring Ezra Koenig)”
27. Protomartyr – “Come & See”
28. King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell”
29. Lykke Li – “Never Gonna Love Again”
30. Ex Hex – “Waterfall”

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Author: Wes

Hoosier. Writer. Music Buff. Media Man. Tourist. Polar Bear.

2 thoughts on “LxL’s Best of 2014: Individual Edition”

  1. 1. Sun Kil Moon- Benji
    2. Aphex Twin- Syro
    3. Lykke Li- I Never Learn
    4. Perfume Genius- Too Bright
    5. A Sunny Day In Glasgow- Sea When Absent
    6. Grouper- Ruins
    7. ODESZA- In Return
    8. Run The Jewels- RTJ 2
    9. New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
    10. Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire For No One
    11. Todd Terje- It’s Album Time
    12. First Aid Kit- Stay Gold
    13. DJ Dodger Stadium- Friend Of Mine
    14. Frankie Cosmos- Zentropy
    15. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
    16. Hundred Waters- The Moon Rang Like A Bell
    17. Jim-E Stack- Tell Me I Belong
    18. Parkay Quarts- Content Nausea
    19. How To Dress Well- What Is This Heart?
    20. Strand of Oaks- Heal
    21. Courtney Barnett- The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
    22. S- Cool Choices
    23. The Juan Maclean- In A Dream
    24. Amen Dunes- Love
    25. Jenny Lewis- The Voyager
    26. Ricky Eat Acid- Three Love Songs
    27. Makthaverskan- II
    28. Vince Staples- Hell Can Wait
    29. Mr. Twin Sister- Mr. Twin Sister
    30. RAC- Strangers

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