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Top 60 For 2014

It's been a great year in music, full of new discoveries. In fact the top 3 are acts I wasn't interested in before I heard their albums released this year. The top 25 is more accurate then it becomes a blur. Still, I added albums I enjoyed at least for a few listens.
1Anberlin
Lowborn


Because this band blew me away. I wasn't interested in them and now I'm constantly listening to their discography. With lovely melodies and inspirational lyrics, Lowborn is one of their best records along with Vital and Cities. Stranger Ways is an amazing track. - Stranger Ways, We Are Destroyer, Losing It All, Atonement
2Kimbra
The Golden Echo


Many thanks to Greg for bringing this album to my attention. Kimbra is amazing and the entire album is a very balanced affair with shiny popy tunes and more subdued, romantic ones. - Rescue Him, Miracle, 90s Music, Carolina
3Chevelle
La Gargola


Again, thanks to Greg for reviewing this. I didn't care much about Chevelle at first, but these guys are so good! The album creates a haunting experience with lots of hooks. - An Island, Twinge, Under The Knife, Hunter Eats Hunter
4Tim Bowness
Abandoned Dancehall Dreams


Smiler At 50, Dancing For You, Songs Of Distant Summers, The Warm-Up Man Forever
5Amplifier
Mystoria


Get your Amplifier fix! - Named After Rocky, Black Rainbow, Cat's Cradle, The Meaning Of If
6Motorpsycho
Behind The Sun


Cloudwalker, Hell part 4-6, Ghost, Hell part 7
7Seven That Spells
The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: IO


In II, Burning Blod, Io
8Buckethead
Monument Valley


Lirtson Nostril, Fembot, Monument Valley
9Mastodon
Once More 'Round The Sun


The Motherload, Asleep In The Deep, Once More 'Round The Sun, Ember City
10The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Revelation


What You Isn't, Vad Hande Med Dem, Memorymix, Food For Clouds
11Jakob
Sines


Darkness, Emergent, Blind Them With Science
12Dot Hacker
How's Your Process? (Work)


Along with (Play), I decided to include them both since they make a lovely single unit. - First In Forever, Elevator, Somersault, Anger, Aim
13Gazpacho
Demon


I've Been Walking, The Wizard Of Altai Mountain
14Electric Wizard
Time To Die


Incense For The Damned, We Love The Dead, Lucifer's Slaves
15Wo Fat
The Conjuring


Pale Rider From The Ice, Dreamwalker, Beggar's Bargain
16My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Spooky Tricks


Room On The Moon, Spooky Tricks, The Way We Live Now
17Lo-Pan
Colossus


Regulus, Eastern Seas, Land Of The Blind
18Fennesz
Becs


Liminality, Pallas Athene, Paroles
19Brant Bjork
Black Power Flower


We Don't Serve Their Kind, Soldier Of Love, That's A Fact Jack
20Interpol
El Pintor


My Desire, Breaker 1, Tidal Wave, All The Rage Back Home
21Crosses
Crosses


The Epilogue, Bermuda Locket, Option, Prurient
22YOB
Clearing The Path To Ascend


Marrow, In Our Blood, Unmask The Spectre
23Stonebride
Heavy Envelope


Lay Low, Sokushinbutsu, Movies Movies
24Lionize
Jetpack Soundtrack


Electric Reckoning, Jetpack Soundtrack, Sea Of Tranquility
25Fu Manchu
Gigantoid


Invaders On My Back, Dimension Shifter, The Last Question
26Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Gone Girl


Just Like You, Technically Missing, Procedural
27Mark Lanegan
Phantom Radio


Death Trip To Tulsa, Floor Of The Ocean, Seventh Day
28Swans
To Be Kind


Oxygen, Screen Shot, Just A Little Boy
29Dum Dum Girls
Too True


Damn, this is catchy and fun! - Rimbaud Eyes, Lost Boys And Girls Club, Too True To Be Good
30Truckfighters
Universe


Mind Control, The Chairman, Prophet
31Opeth
Pale Communion


Eternal Rains Will Come, Elysian Woes, Moon Above Sun Below
32TV On The Radio
Seeds


Careful You, Test Pilot, Happy Idiot, Love Stained
33The Black Keys
Turn Blue


Fever, 10 Lovers, Turn Blue
34Karma To Burn
Arch Stanton


57, 53, 59
35Motorpsycho
The Motorpnakotic Fragments


Mockingbird, Forget It, Future Of Our Nation
36Tycho
Awake


Awake, Dye, L
37The Reverend Horton Heat
Rev


Smell Of Gasoline, Spooky Boots, Scenery Going By
38Greenleaf
Trails And Passes


Depth Of The Sun, Equators, Our Mother Ash
39Hammock
The Sleepover Series, Volume 2


Belonging/Becoming, Original Light, The Lonely Now
40Pallbearer
Foundations Of Burden


Worlds Apart, Watcher In The Dark
41Primus
Primus and The Chocolate Factory...


Golden Ticket, Farewell Wonkites
42Antemasque
Antemasque


In The Lurch, 4AM, Drown All Your Witches
43Kamchatka
The Search Goes On


Tango Decadence, Son Of The Sea, Coast To Coast
44Gruff Rhys
American Interior


American Interior, Liberty, Tiger's Tale
45The Asteroid #4
The Asteroid No. 4


Rukma Vikmana, Revolution Prevail, The Windmill Of The Autumn Sky
46Ethereal Riffian
Aeonian


Wakan Tanka, March Of Spiritu
47Bongripper
Miserable


Eternal, Into Ruin
48 Down
Down IV - Part 2


We Knew Him Well, Bacchanalia
49Siena Root
Pioneers


Between The Lines, In My Kitchen
50Buckethead
Claymation Courtyard


Claymation Courtyard, Disintegration Mirrors
51Coldplay
Ghost Stories


I was pleasantly surprised how unflashy this came out. Their best in a long while. - Another's Arms, Midnight, True Love
52Kasabian
48:13


Eez-Eh, Stevie, Clouds
53The Pineapple Thief
Magnolia


Simple As That, Don't Tell Me, Breathe
54Zaum
Oracles


Omen, The Red Sea
55Buckethead
Our Selves


Our Selves, Looking From Afar
56Causa Sui
Pewt'r Sessions 3


Abyssal Plain, Incipiency Suite
57Papir
IIII


I, III
58Villagers Of Ioannina City
Riza


Nova, Ti Kako
59Helms Alee
Sleepwalking Sailors


Slow Beef, New West
60My Brother The Wind
Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One


Garden Of Delights, Song Of Innocence
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