Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by eric

Tug Baker is an eater of things, and an arbiter of tunes. He has shared his best of list from About Today.

1. Run The Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal, Sony Red)

2. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes (ATO)

3. Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Loose Music)

4. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There (Jagjaguwar)

5. FKA twigs, LP1 (Young Turks)

6. Iceage, Plowing Into the Field of Love (Matador)

7. Cory Branan, The No-Hit Wonder (Bloodshot)

8. Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else (Carpark)

9. Alvvays, s/t (Polyvinyl)

10. Ryan Adams, 1984 (Pax AM)

11. Jack White, Lazaretto (Third Man)
12. Wye Oak, Shriek (Merge)
13. Noah Gundersen, Ledges (Dualtone)
14. Death From Above 1979, The Physical World (Last Gang)
15. Beverly, Careers (Kanine)
16. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Pinata (Madlib Invazion)
17. St. Vincent, s/t (Loma Vista)
18. Bishop Allen, Lights Out (Dead Oceans)
19. Todd Terje, It’s Album Time (Olsen)
20. Grouper, Ruins (Kranky)
21. First Aid Kit, Stay Gold (Columbia)
22. D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah (RCA)
23. Flying Lotus, You’re Dead! (Warp)
24. Ex Hex, Rips (Merge)
25. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
26. Fear of Men, Loom (Kanine)
27. The #1s, The Number Ones (Static Shock)
28. Protomartyr, Under Color Of Official Right (Hardly Art)
29. Chromeo, White Women (Last Gang)
30. The Budos Band, Burnt Offering (Daptone)
31. Mr Twin Sister, s/t (Infinite Best)
32. Owen Pallet, In Conflict (Domino)
33. Marissa Nadler, July (Sacred Bones)
34. Spoon, They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
35. Joyce Manor, Never Hungover Again (Epitaph)
36. Prince, ART OFFICIAL AGE (Warner Bros.)
37. King Creosote, From Scotland With Love (Domino)
38. Yumi Zouma, EP (Cascine)
39. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Give The People What They Want (Daptone)
40. Pharmakon, Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)

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