Music to Brew To: Best Albums of 2014

Every year, at the end of the year, I scour Spotify to review the year’s releases and decide which of them deserve to claim rank in my annual Best Albums list.

The only thing that goes with good coffee better than good conversation, is a good book; the only thing that goes with good coffee better than a good book..?

Good music.

So, here we go! The Table presents:

MUSIC TO BREW TO: THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2014

50. Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting

49. Hozier – Hozier

48. Andrew Bird – Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…

47. Jack White – Lazaretto

46. Ought – More Than Any Other Day

45. Warpaint – Warpaint

44. Robert Ellis – The Lights from the Chemical Plant

43. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right

42. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent

41. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker

40. Wussy – Attica!

39. Alt-J – This Is All Yours

38. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

38. Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss

37. Merchandise – After the End

36. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

35. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

34. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

33. Owen Pallett – In Conflict

32. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

31. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

30. Kishi Bashi – Lighght

29. Ages and Ages – Divisionary

28. The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

27. Goat – Commune

26. Reigning Sound – Shattered

25. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

24. Mac Demarco – Salad Days

23. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

22. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Half the City

21. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans

20. Lykke Li – I Never Learn

19. Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy

18. Shellac – Dude Incredible

17. Tinariwen – Emmaar

16. Coldplay – Ghost Stories

15. TV on the Radio – Seeds

14. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions

13. Fink – Hard Believer

12. Tweedy – Sukierae

11. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

10. Spoon – They Want My Soul

09. U2 – Songs of Innocence

08. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

07. Tycho – Awake

06. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

05. Beck – Morning Phase

04. Real Estate – Atlas

03. D’Angelo – Black Messiah

02. Kelis – Food

01. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream