SLUG Mag’s Top 5 Albums of 2014

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Every December, SLUG Magazine sounds the rallying call and gathers the staff’s lists of Top 5 albums from the year. In the next few pages, find a wide range of genres, artists and records that were of note for 2014—with a few other Top 5 beats like video games, comics and movies peppered throughout. As always, we’ve included some extended reviews of some of our favorite albums from this past year, such as locals Big Wild Wings, Ered Wethrin, Foster Body and the Dirty Provo Vol. 1 compilation, along with a slew of non-local bangers.

Extended Reviews:
Various Artists – Dirty Provo Vol. 1
Big Wild Wings – Speaking In Cursive
Ered Wethrin – Tides of War
Foster Body – Landscapes
Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
Necrophagia – WhiteWorm Cathedral
Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

Alex Cragun – Copy Editor / Writer
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Swans – To Be Kind
Jay William Henderson – Hymns To My Amnesia
Code Orange Kids – I Am King
The Menzingers – Rented World
Alex Coulombe – Writer
Teitanblood – Death
Behemoth – The Satanist
Girls’ Generation – Mr.Mr.
Necrophagia – WhiteWorm Cathedral
Aphex Twin – Syro
Alex Gilvarry – Writer
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Jay William Henderson – Hymns To My Amnesia
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Great Interstate – Inversion Songs
Fictionist – Self-Titled
Alex Springer – Senior Staff Writer
Broken Bells – After the Disco
EMA – The Future’s Void
The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
J Mascis – Tied to a Star
Alex Topolewski – Marketing
Hozier – Self-Titled
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
Black Keys – Turn Blue
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Alexander Ortega – Managing Editor
Pink Mountaintops – Get Back
Swans – To Be Kind
Grand Magus – Triumph and Power
Dinos Boys – Last Ones
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Allison Shephard – Copy Editor / Writer
Yelle – Complètement Fou
Big Freedia – Just Be Free
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
Amanda Rock – Writer
Interpol – El Pintor
Broken Bells – After the Disco
Ryan Adams – Self-Titled
Jack White – Lazaretto
Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business
Andrea Silva – Distro / Writer
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Cherub – Year of the Caprese
King Dude – Fear
Phantogram – Voices
Future Islands – Singles
Angela H. Brown – Editor
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Swans – To Be Kind
Various Artists – Dirty Provo Vol. 1
Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
Ashley Lippert – Video Game Reviewer
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
South Park: Stick of Truth (PS3)
Child of Light (Wii U)
Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
Bravely Default (3DS)
Ben Melini – Photographer
Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know
Rise Against – The Black Market
Neon Trees – Pop Psychology
The Used – Imaginary Enemy
MxPx – Acoustic Collection
Ben Trentelman – Senior Staff Writer
Robert Plant – Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
Koala Temple – Blue Milk
Dustbloom – Keeping the Black Dog at Bay
The Asteroid #4 – Self-Titled
Benjamin Tilton – Writer
The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
Kensington – Rivals
Bassnectar – Noise vs. Beauty
George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Ed Sheeran – X
Brad Barker – Ad Designer
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Lagwagon – Hang
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Interpol – El Pintor
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
Bradford Gambles – Illustrator
Celine Dion – Céline une seule fois / Live 2013
Barbra Streisand – Partners
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek
George Michael – Symphonica
Yanni – Inspirato
Brinley Froelich – Senior Staff Writer
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Iamamiwhoami – BLUE
Aphex Twin – Syro
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Bryer Wharton – Senior Staff Writer
Deathblow – Prognosis Negative
Mutilated Veterans – Necro Crust Warhead
Necrophagia – WhiteWorm Cathedral
Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire
Teitanblood – Death
Candida Duran – Videographer
OK Ikumi – Outside
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Nasimiyu – dirt. [EP]
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Kool A.D. – Word O.K.
Carl Acheson – Marketing / Writer
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
Interpol – El Pintor
Tycho – Awake
The Growlers – Chinese Fountain
Cassie Anderson – Marketing
Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals
Lykke Li – I Never Learn
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Cassandra Loveless – Marketing
LeCrae – Anomaly
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
YG – My Krazy Life
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
Catie Weimer – Social Media Coordinator
Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire
Dinner – OUI! EP
Emma Ruth Rundle – Some Heavy Ocean
Thou – Heathen
King Dude – Fear
Ceza Dzawala – Photographer
Phantogram – Voices
Pharrell Williams – GIRL
Skrillex – Recess
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Röyskopp – Do It Again
Chad Kirkland – Photographer
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Sylvan Esso – Self-Titled
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Chad Pinckney – Design Team
Tigers Jaw – Charmer
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
††† – Self-Titled
Chuck Inglish – Convertibles
Chris Gariety – Photographer
Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Bat Manors – Literally Weird
Ty Segall – Manipulator
The Oh Sees – Drop
Christian Broadbent – Ad Designer
Broken Bells – After the Disco
Cold War Kids – Hold My Home
Spoon – They Want My Soul
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
Christian Schultz – Junior Editor
The Circulars – Ornamental
Foster Body – Landscapes
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Fossil Arms – Only Ever Have Nightmares When I’m Ill
Braeyden Jae – Heaven House
CJ Morgan – Writer
Jack White – Lazaretto
Beck – Morning Phase
Blackbird Blackbird – Tangerine Sky
Phantogram – Voices
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Cody Kirkland – Copy Editor / Senior Staff Writer
Foster Body – Landscapes
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Wye Oak – Shriek
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow
Courtney Blair – Cover Artist
Ex Hex – Rips
Iamamwhoami– Blue
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Future Islands– Singles
Snowmine – Dialects
Dan Vesper – Writer
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 Mixtape
YG – My Krazy Life
Young Thug – Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1 (w/ Rich Homie Quan)
Rome Fortune – Small VVorld Mixtapes
DJ Mustard – 10 Summers
Darcy Russell – Writer
Liars – Mess
JEFF the Brotherhood – Dig the Classics
Allah-Las – Worship the Sun
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Mr. Gnome – The Heart of a Dark Star
Dean O Hillis – Senior Staff Writer
Erasure – The Violet Flame
Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business
Suzanne Vega – Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Devin Wakefield – Ad Designer
Shakira – Self-Titled
Bryce Vine – Lazy Fair
Beck – Morning Phase
The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality
Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
Dylan Evans – Writer
Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Johnny Marr – Playland
Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
Eric Granato – Distribution Manager
Dilated Peoples – Directors of Photography
Atmosphere – Southsiders
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
Mike Mictlan – Hella Frreal
Eric Norris – Writer
The Bare Minimum – Hit After Hit
DTA – The Five Degrees of Separation
PUP – Self-Titled
Cradle of Filth – Total Fucking Darkness
The Transmission NOW – White Night
Gavin Sheehan – Office Coordinator / SLUG Soundwaves Producer
Great Interstate – Inversion Songs
Lindsay Heath – Holy Medicine
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Big Wild Wings – Speaking in Cursive
Dustbloom – Keeping the Black Dog at Bay
Gilbert Cisneros – Photographer
Neon Trees – Pop Psychology
Seve Vs Evan – Everyone Says They Suck Live
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Masked Intruder – M.I.
Foster Body – Landscapes
Greg Gerulat – Writer
Trophy Scars – Holy Vacants
Alvvays – Self-Titled
The Death of Pop – Two Thousand and Thirteen
Kishi Bashi – Lighght
White Lung – Deep Fantasy
Heck Fork Grief – Senior Staff Writer
Behemoth – The Satanist
Bastions – Bedfellows: The Forgotten Daughter
Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless
Comeback Kid – Die Knowing
Lagwagon – Hang
Henry Glasheen – Digital Content Coordinator
Perturbator – Dangerous Days
Electric Wizard – Time to Die
Arkona – Yav
Ered Wethrin – Tides of War
Grand Magus – Triumph and Power
Ischa B. – Marketing / Senior Staff Writer
Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
Perfume Genius – Too Bright
MiNX (featuring Selecta) – Together Forever
Natalie Merchant – Self-Titled
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Jake Vivori – Photographer
Amity Affliction – Let the Ocean Take Me
Rick Ross – Mastermind
Of Mice & Men – Restoring Force
Phantogram – Voices
Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion
James Bennett – Senior Staff Writer
The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
Various Artists (Merge Records) – Or Thousands of Prizes: Merge 25th Anniversary
Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy: Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Canto Secondo
Jack White – Lazaretto
James Orme – Senior Staff Writer
Pat Capocci – Pantherburn Stomp
Los Straitjackets – Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits
Chuck Ragan – Till Midnight
Dex Romweber Duo – Images 13
JD McPherson – The Warm Covers EP
Jamie Stott – Writer
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Trampled by Turtles – Wild Animals
Rebelution – Count Me In
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
Jimmy Martin – Film Critic / Senior Staff Writer
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gone Girl
The LEGO Movie
Edge of Tomorrow
Life Itself
John Barkiple – Photographer
Babymetal – Self-Titled
Benjamin Booker – Self-Titled
Bombshell Academy – Skaholics Anonymous
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass
John Ford – Community Development Executive / Distro / Copy Editor / Senior Staff Writer
Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Merchant Royal – Self-Titled
Big Freedia – Just Be Free
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Jon Christiansen – Content Consultant
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Oozing Wound – Earth Suck
Watter – This World
Comet Control – Self-Titled
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Check ‘Em Before You Wreck ‘Em
Jonathan Martinez – Marketing
Better Taste Bureau – Outliers
Cherub – Year of the Caprese
Mideau – Way With Words
Wild Beasts – Present Tense
Bad Suns – Language & Perspective
Jordan Deveraux – Distro / Copy Editor / Senior Staff Writer
The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
FREEMAN – Self-Titled
Pink Mountaintops – Get Back
Joshua Joye – Lead Designer
Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever
Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha
Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire
Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
Beck – Morning Phase
Julia Sachs – Distro / Copy Editor / Writer
Porter Robinson – Worlds
Beats Antique – A Thousand Faces: Act II
The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality
alt-J – This Is All Yours
SOPHIE – Lemonade/Hard
Justin Gallegos – Senior Staff Writer
Ariel Pink – pom pom
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Megafortress – Believer
Sean Nicholas Savage – Bermuda Waterfall
Tomorrows Tulips – When
Kahle Jackett – Ad Designer
Giraffula – Smile & Wave
Glass Animals – Zaba
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Various Artists – 3 Years of Soulection
Stalley – Ohio
Kamryn Feigel – Writer
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Tobacco – Ultima II Massage
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Foxygen – …And Star Power
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Kate Colgan – Website Developer
Cunninlynguists – Strange Journey Volume 3
People Under the Stairs – 12 Step Program
PHOX – Self-Titled
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark – Self-Titled
Kelli Tompkins – Ad Designer
ODESZA – In Return
FKA twigs – LP1
TOKiMONSTA – Desiderium
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Caribou – Our Love
Kendal Gillett – Marketing / Writer
Karen O – Crush Songs
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Swans – To Be Kind
The Pierces – Creation
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Kia McGinnis – Senior Staff Writer
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
FKA twigs – LP1
The Circulars – Ornamental
ODESZA – In Return
Lauren Ashley – Senior Staff Writer
Iggy Azaela – The New Classic
Beck – Morning Phase
Lily Allen – Sheezus
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Julian Casablancas and The Voidz – Tyranny
LeAundra Jeffs – Writer
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
tUnE–yArDs – Nikki Nack
Swans – To Be Kind
Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island
Picastro – You
Lenny Riccardi – Design Team
Phantogram – Voices
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Beck – Morning Phase
Wu-Tang Clan – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Lexie Floor – Videographer
Lykke Li – I Never Learn
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Beck – Morning Phase
alt-J – This Is All Yours
tUnE–yArDs – Nikki Nack
Lizz Corrigan – Writer
The Growlers – Chinese Fountain
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Quilt – Held in Splendor
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Allah-Las – Worship The Sun
Logan Sorenson – Photographer
The Presidents of the United States of America – Kudos to You!
Broken Bells – After the Disco
Band Of Skulls – Himalayan
Asgeir – In the Silence
Augustines – Self-Titled
Maggie Zukowski – Ad Designer
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Atmosphere – Southsiders
Mame Wallace – Writer
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
Pharell Wiliams – GIRL
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Calvin Harris – 18 Months
Maria Valenzuela – Distro / Copy Editor
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Childish Gambino – STN MTN/Kauai
Phantogram – Voices
Atmosphere – Southsiders
Broken Bells – After the Disco
Mariah Mann Mellus – Senior Staff Writer
Lucius – Wildewoman
K Flay – Life As A Dog
Black Keys – Turn Blue
Neil Diamond – All-Time Greatest Hits
Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Mary E. Duncan – Copy Editor
Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
Trampled by Turtles – Wild Animals
Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
Mason Rodrickc – Design Team
Young Fathers – Dead
Jason Feathers – De Oro
Chet Faker – Built On Glass
Wye Oak – Shriek
Adult Jazz – Gist Is
Matt Brunk – Photographer / Writer
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Visitors – Blueshift
Grass – Naysayer
Dustbloom – Keeping the Black Dog at Bay
Huldra – Black Tides
Matt Hoenes – Content Consultant
Swans – To Be Kind
Color Animal – Bubble Gum
Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
The War On Drugs – Lost in a Dream
Tobacco – Ultima II Massage
Matthew Windsor – Photographer
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Issues – Self-Titled
Riff Raff – Neon Icon
Gucci Mane – Trap House Four
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Megan Kennedy – Photographer / Senior Staff Writer
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Huldra – Black Tides
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Unearth – Watchers of Rule
Visitors – Blueshift
Melissa Cohn – Photographer
††† – Self-Titled
This Wild Life – Clouded
Chelsea Grin – Ashes To Ashes
Manchester Orchestra – Cope
Visitors – Blueshift
Michael Sanchez – Distro / Writer
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Antemasque – Self-Titled
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
FKA twigs – LP1
Mastodon – Once More ’Round The Sun
Mikey Baratta – Photographer
Buckethead – Teeter Slaughter
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Bayside – Cult
The Shrine – Bless Off
Swans – To Be Kind
Mike Brown – Senior Staff Writer
Teitanblood – Death
Lust For Youth – International
Dawnbringer – Night Of The Hammer
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
Mike Riedel – Beer Reviewer
Wasatch – Switch Sour Red Ale
Uinta – 21st Birthday Suit Sour Saison
The Annex – Beliner Weisse
RedRock – Fröhlich Pils
Epic – Element 29 Cu IPA
Mistress Nancy – Writer
Blac Kolor – Wide Noise
Harm Joy – Silver Lining of the Mushroom Cloud
Cocksure – TVMALSV
Faderhead – Atoms & Emptiness
Bombardier – Nowhere
Natalie Edwards – Illustrator
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Chad Vangaalen – Shrink Dust
Black Lips – Underneath the Rainbow
Young Fathers – Dead
MØ – No Mythologies to Follow
Nate Abbott – Writer
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
Swans – To Be Kind
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Nate Housley – Writer
Aphex Twin – Syro
Makthaverskan – II
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata
Nic Smith – Writer
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Koala Temple – Blue Milk
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Temples – Sun Structures
Generationals – Alix
Nick Kuzmack – Writer
Ex Hex – Rips
Various Artists – Peru Bravo… Funk, Soul & Psych From Peru’s Radical Decade
The Black Lips – Underneath the Rainbow
The Franklys – Self-Titled EP
Various Artists – Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia – 1964–1970
Nicole Stephenson – Video Games Reviewer
Little Big Planet 3 (PS3)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)
Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
The Crew (Xbox One)
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS3)
Paul Mason – Design Team
Koala Temple – Blue Milk
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Shellac – Dude Incredible
Stardeath & White Dwarfs – Wastoid
Perry Layne Decker-Tate – Videographer
Beck – Morning Phase
ODESZA – In Return
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Peter Fryer – Senior Staff Writer
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Code Orange – I Am King
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
Mantar – Death By Burning
Behemoth – The Satanist
Phil Cannon – Distro / Illustrator
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age
Blues Pills – Self-Titled
Red Fang – Teamrock.com Presents an Absolute Music Bunker Session with Red Fang
Orange Goblin – Back From the Abyss
Rebecca Frost – Comic Book Reviewer
Pretty Deadly
Ms. Marvel
Edge of Spider-Verse
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Bitch Planet
Rheanna Sonnichsen – Writer
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
Aphex Twin – Syro
The Melvins – Hold It In
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Ricky Vigil – Senior Staff Writer
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata
United Nations – The Next Four Years
Thou – Heathen
Run the Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
Cult Leader – Nothing for Us Here
Robin Banks – Illustrator
Beyoncé – Self-Titled (Reissue)
Pypy – Pagan Day
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Literature – Chorus
Ghost Gum – Demos 2014
Robin Sessions – Marketing Coordinator
Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
The Black Soft – The Slow Burn
King Dude – Fear
Swans – To Be Kind
Mr. Gnome – The Heart of a Dark Star
Ryan Dearth – Videographer
Bass Drum Of Death – Rip This
The People’s Temple – Musical Garden
Allah-Las – Worship The Sun
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Ryan Hall – Senior Staff Writer
Kyle Bobby Dunn – Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness
Planning for Burial – Desideratum
Braeyden Jae – Heaven House
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
Ryan Worwood – Distro
The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
Isaiah Toothtaker – Your Majesty
Your Old Droog – Self-Titled
WE – WE-E.T.’s 2
Samuel Hanson – Writer
Alexander Ortega – Wallwalker
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
Sara Bezdjian – Writer
Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Blondie – Blondie 4(0) Ever
Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars
Maroon Five – V
Sean Hennefer – Illustrator
Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge
Temples – Sun Structures
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Give the People What They Want
Sean Zimmerman-Wall – Senior Staff Writer
Del the Funky Homosapien – Iller than Most
Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
Atomsphere – Southsiders
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
alt-J – This Is All Yours
Seeth McGavien – Writer
KMFDM – Our Time Will Come
Project Pitchfork – Blood
The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality
Aphex Twin – Syro
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Shawn Soward – Copy Editor
Phantogram – Voices
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
Pharrell Williams – GIRL
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
Stakerized! – Senior Staff Writer
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
Brother Earth – Positive Haywire
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Steve Goemaat – Writer
Your Old Droog – Self-Titled
Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Manchester Orchestra – Cope
Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion
Steve Richardson – Writer
Bat Manors – Literally Weird
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Koala Temple – Blue Milk
Steve Thueson – Illustrator
Martha – Courting Strong
Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts
The Creeps – Eulogies
The Front Bottoms – Rose
Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
Talyn Sherer – Photographer
Trevor Hall – Chapter of the Forest
Nahko and Medicine For The People – Dark As Night
Atmosphere – Southsiders
SOJA – Amid the Noise and Haste
Tribal Seeds – Representing
Taylor Hoffman – Comic Book Reviewer
Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Strike
Sex Criminals, Vol 1: One Weird Trick
Saga Deluxe Edition Vol. 1
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 1: The Faust Act
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
Thomas Winkley – Senior Staff Writer / Video Game Writer
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 (PC)
Broken Age (PC)
The Walking Dead – Season 2 (PC)
Rogue Legacy (PS3)
Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS3)
 
Timo H. – Writer
Swans – To Be Kind
Noveller – No Dreams (2014 Vinyl Edition)
Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL – Only Lovers Left Alive
Death and Vanilla – Vampyr (2014 Vinyl Edition)
Meridian Brothers – Salvadora Robot
Traci Grant – Copy Editor
JYJ – Just Us
NU’EST – Re:BIRTH
Super Junior – Mamacita
Alice Nine – Supernova
f(x) – Red Light
Trevor Hale – Writer
St. Vincent – Self-Titled
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
Mobb Deep – The Infamous Mobb Deep
Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Tyson Call – Writer
Faded Paper Figures – Relics
Phantogram – Voices
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Broods – Evergreen
Aphex Twin – Syro
Weston Colton – Photographer
The Juan Maclean – In a Dream
Wild Beasts – Present Tense
Electric Youth – Innerworld
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Future Islands – Singles
Xkot Toxisk – Distro / Writer
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – The Last Transmission
The KVB – Out of Body EP
The Faint – Doom Abuse
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Spooky Tricks

 

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