Best Albums of 2014

December 11, 2014 — 4 Comments

Each year I compile my favorite albums of the year (09, 10, 11, 12, 13). It is always difficult to go back through music and try to evaluate where they stand in relation to one another. Maybe this will make you aware of a few albums you missed.

Listen on.



The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

Any list worth their salt this year has this album on it, and for good reason.

Delta Spirit – Into the Wide

fast or slow, these guys hit a home run with this album. Read the lyrics, deeper than you might expect.


Caribou – Our Love

the whole album swims with talent and softness.


Damien Rice – My Favorite Faded Fantasy

I have been waiting for this for 8 years, and it did not disappoint.

Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

best pop album of the year, and there are more songs than Chandelier.

Trip Lee – Rise

the first half is very strong, last half not as much, but still an incredible accomplishment.


Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

real country music peeps, and he is from Kentucky.


First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

the voices of this sweedish duo always sound good together

Interstellar – Soundtrack

the organ gets its groove back, great studying music.




Notable Mentions

Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell

Tweedy – Sukierae

Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything

Future Islands – Singles

Trampled by Turtles – Wild Animals

The Apache Relay




Patrick Schreiner

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I teach New Testament at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am married with three children. This blog, against all wisdom, includes anything I am interested in. That includes movies, music, theology, culture, hermeneutics, the Gospels, and politics. Feel free to comment and let me know you are reading or that you have found something helpful. I reserve the right to delete unhelpful or rude comments. Many of these posts are simply things I find interesting and therefore I am not asserting I agree with everything I link to.

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