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

Top Albums of 2013

Here is our official top 25 albums of 2013. Also check out our Spotify playlist at the bottom.

25. Akron/Family – Sub Verses

24. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffins

23. The Flaming Lips – The Terror

22. 65daysofstatic – Wild Light

21. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator

20. Lilacs & Champagne – Danish & Blue

19. Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

18. The Besnard Lakes – Until Excess, Imperceptible UFO

17. Wild Nothing – Empty Estate

16. Genders – Get Lost

15. Russian Circles – Memorial

14. Saint Rich – Beyond the Drone

13. Pelican – Forever Becoming

12. Pony Time – Go Find Your Own

11. Odesza – My Friends Never Die

10. Sun Angle – Diamond Junk

9. Washed Out – Paracosm

8. Still Corners – Strange Pleasures

7. Teen Daze – Glacier

6. Forest Swords – Engravings

5. Boats – A Fairway Full of Miners

4. Pond – Hobo Rocket

3. Danny Brown – Old

2. Deafheaven – Sunbather

1. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

So there you have it. Our favorite albums of 2013. For our comprehensive list check out the Spotify playlist below.

Top 50 Albums of 2013 Part 2: Rock ‘n’ Roll/Misc

Here is the rest of our favorite albums of the year. The miscellaneous category covers anything from metal music to hip-hop to music that is hard to categorize. We will release our rankings in the next couple of days.

65daysofstatic – Wild Light

Blouse – Imperium

Danny Brown – Old

Deafheaven – Sunbather

Dustin Wong – Mediation of Ecstatic Energy

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

The Flaming Lips – The Terror / Peace Sword EP

Forest Swords – Engravings

Gayze – Black Soul

Genders – Get Lost

The Ghost Ease – The Ghost Ease

Hooded Fang – Gravez

Lilacs & Champagne – Danish & Blue

Pelican – Forever Becoming

Pond – Hobo Rocket

Pony Time – Go Find Your Own

Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

Russian Circles – Memorials

Summer Cannibals – No Makeup

Sun Angle – Diamond Junk

Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin

WL – Hold

Top 50 Albums of 2013 Part 1: Pop/Electronic

It’s that time of year again. Time to take a look back on all the amazing music that has come out this year. Like the last couple of years we’ll put all our favorites by category and alphabetize them first, then do a top 25 ranking. So here is all our favorite pop/electronic albums of the year, alphabetically.

Akron/Family – Sub Verses

Beacon – The Ways We Seperate

The Besnard Lakes – Until Excess, Imperceptible UFO

Boats – A Fairway Full of Miners

Camp Counselors – Huntress

Chrome Sparks – Sparks EP

Gold Panda – Half of Where You Live

Helado Negro – Invisible Life

Indians – Somewhere Else

Jamaican Queens – Wormfood

Javelin – Hi Beams

Lorde – Pure Heroine

Majical Cloudz – Impersonator

Odesza – My Friends Never Die

Pacific Air – Stop Talking

Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides

Radiation City – Animals in the Median

Saint Rich – Beyond the Drone

Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

Still Corners – Strange Pleasure

Teen Daze – Glacier

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – We the Common

Typhoon – White Lighter

Washed Out – Paracosm

Wild Nothing – Empty Estate

Wild Ones – Keep It Safe

Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Top 50 Albums of 2012 Part 5 of 5: The Top 20

Hope everyone has had a fantastic year this year. We are all a year older, a year wiser. So here is our favorite albums of the year, check out our Spotify playlist to see where we rank everyone else.

20. Baby Island – Baby Island

19. The Soft Moon – Zeros

18. And And And – No Party 7″

17. Grimes – Visions

16. Swans – The Seer

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15. Dustin Wong – Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

14. Grandparents – Fumes

13. Dan Deacon – America

12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

11. Beach House – Bloom

10. The Holiday Friends – Chicks

9. Tennis – Young & Old

8. Young Magic – Melt

7. Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim

6. Crystal Castles – (III)

5. Delicate Steve – Positive Force

4. DIIV – Oshin

3. Alt-j – An Awesome Wave

2. Tame Impala – Lonerism

1. Purity Ring – Shrines

Check out our comprehensive top 50 playlist on Spotify below or follow the link here.