Best albums of 2014 (from someone who doesn’t listen to music)

by robinhardwick

If you knew me circa 2003, I would love to stump people by talking about bands they never heard of and would spend most of my time reading Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Brooklyn Vegan to learn about the latest indie bands. Well, I don’t do that anymore, so most of what I know about music still are the bands I liked in the early ‘aughts who just happen to still be releasing records.  So, remember that when considering this list. Although lists like this don’t mean anything anyway. So read this, don’t read it, whatever. It’s a list of albums I liked that were released in 2014.

Cold War Kids, Hold My Home

The Raveonettes, Pe’ahi

First Aid Kit, Stay Gold

The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers

Royksopp & Robyn,  Do It Again

Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie