Best Rock & Other Albums of 2014

Here is the second half of our favorite albums of 2014. These album fall under the rock and other (miscellaneous) categories. The miscellaneous category is just mainly comprised of hip-hop or metal or singer-songwriter. So we hope you enjoy these albums, again we’ll be having a countdown post as well that will tell you what we think is our actual favorite record this year. This list is alphabetical.

Aan – Amor Ad Nausuem

Allah-Lahs – Worship the Sun

Atlas and the Astronaut – Tiny Artifacts

Bearcubbin’! – Girls With Fun Haircuts

Boyfrndz – Breeder

Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust

Dude York – Dehumanize

Ghost To Falco – Soft Shield

Goat – Commune

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Mr. Gnome – Heart of the Dark Star

Naomi Punk – Television Man

New Madrid – Sunswimmer

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

Posse – Soft Opening

Quilt – Held In Splendor

Rat King – So It Goes

Real Estate – Atlas

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

The Shivas – You Know What To Do

Sioux Falls – Lights Off For Danger

Snowblind Traveler – Confederate Burial

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Strands of Oaks – HEAL

Swans – To Be Kind

Talkative – Hot Fruit Barbeque

Thee Oh Sees – Drop

This Will Destroy You – Another Language

Tobacco – Ultima II Massage

Tope – Broke Boy Syndrome

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite

Woods – With Light and With Love

Air + Band Of Skulls

This week saw the release of Air’s newest full length Le voyage dans la lune. That’s right it’s a modern soundtrack to one of the earliest films made. I really enjoy this soundtrack full length, the mostly instrumental with a science fiction feel to it, makes for a nice relaxing listen. Check out the album in it’s entirety here.
The next significant release this week was Band Of Skulls’ second full length Sweet Sour. The album starts off with the rocking single “Sweet Sour” and it doesn’t look back after. With clanging guitars and a great streamlined drum beat this band is looking to become one of the hottest new rock ‘n’ roll groups out there. Make sure to check out the album here, and the single down below.


Top 50 Albums of 2011 Part 3 of 5: Misc. Category

This miscellaneous category contains everything from hip-hop to instrument and contains all the year’s best EPs. Once again this list is alphabetical according to artist.

Das Racist – Relax

Das Racist – Girl by flyergoodness

Delicate Steve – Wondervisions

Delicate Steve – Sugar Splash by MOORWORKS

Exitmusic – From Silence

Exitmusic — The Hours by DOJAGSC

Peaking Lights – 936

Amazing and Wonderful by Peaking Lights

People Get Ready – People Get Ready

People Get Ready: “Uncanny” by Brassland

Phantogram – Nightlife

Phantogram – Don’t Move by vibetothis

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Shabazz Palaces – Swerve… by subpop

Starfawn – Starfawn

Dark Touch by Starfawn

Nothing Dead by Starfawn

Surfer Blood – Tarot Classics

Surfer Blood – I’m Not Ready by Chris Topher Dawe

Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out

Toro Y Moi – Saturday Love by Carpark Records

Typhoon – A New Kind Of House

Typhoon – The Honest Truth by tender-loving-empire