“New” Matt’s top albums of 2014

by Matt Scottoline


The following are the albums released this year which I spent the most (or at the very least, some) amount of time with. The list is numbered, however, if I’m being honest, after about #4 or #5, they all fall into the category of “albums where I’ve enjoyed songs but don’t really feel an affection for on any deeper level.”

To say I really loved 10 or however many albums this year would be untrue. But I also always find myself going back to albums from any given year and finding that love in places I wouldn’t have expected. I guess what I’m really trying to say is none of these lists matter that much. Or at least mine doesn’t. But you’ve already read this far, so it would be kind of silly to stop now, right?


So, here is my list for 2014. Some of these albums I really love (#1 and #2) others I’m very fond of (#3 and #4) and the rest had –at the very least– songs that I enjoyed.

1) Real Estate – Atlas


2) Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal


3) Ex Hex – Rips



4) Allo Darlin – We Come From The Same Place


5) Spoon – They Want My Soul


6) The Vaselines – V For Vaselines


7) Jessica Lea Mayfield Make My Head Sing


8) Eno + Hyde – High Life


9) Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business



10) Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath



11) Thurston Moore – The Best Day



12) Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin



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