Badgalkiki’s Top Albums of 2014

by Kirsten Becker

2014 was an incredible year of great rock and roll music. Here are some of my favorite albums, in kind of an order, but not really.*~~

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Top Played Artists 5/19-5/23

1 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
2 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
3 TWEENS: Tweens
4 MENZINGERS: Rented World
5 GUIDED BY VOICES: Cool Planet
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
8 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
9 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
15 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
16 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
17 MO: No Mythologies To Follow
18 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 TUNE-YARDS: Nikki Nack
26 KISHI BASHI: Lightght
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two

Top Played Artists 5/12-5/19

1 FUTURE ISLANDS: Singles
2 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
3 AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS: Enter The Slasher House
4 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
5 TWEENS: Tweens
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
8 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
9 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 MENZINGERS: Rented World
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
15 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
16 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
17 Mø: No Mythologies To Follow
18 TACOCAT: NVM
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
26 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two

5 Quick Hits from Ultrasound Radio

Look, I don’t have a lot of time here, so I’m just gonna drop a few hints about some beats and beeps I’ve been digging lately—the kind of stuff you can hear with me onUltrasound Radio

  1. St. Vincent, “Digital Witness”—The best Tori Amos song in years (ROFLCOPTER). Sam from Jet Set Radio needs to stop stealing my thunder with this track.
  2. Todd Terje, “Delorean Dynamite”—Did you fall all over Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories last year? Well, pick yourself up and bump your head on It’s Album Time.
  3. Eno + Hyde, “Daddy’s Car”—I haven’t listened to all of Someday World yet, but if the rest of it is as good as this second leak, I think these two newcomers might have a future.
  4. Nikka Costa, “Like a Feather”—Throwback alert! First heard the riff in As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol. 2 but didn’t know the first place to find it. Now obsessed, thanks to Wil Schade.
  5. The Grid, “Crystal Clear (Clear, Like An Unmuddied Lake)”—Throwback alert! That’s The Orb going HAM on some fellow musicians from the heyday of ambient dub/start of big beat.

Top played albums 4/1- 4/8

1 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
2 REAL ESTATE:Atlas
3 TYCHO: Awake
4 WARPAINT: Warpaint
5 FUTURE ISLANDS: Singles
6 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
7 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
8 WAR ON DRUGS: Lost In The Dream
9 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW: Post Tropical
10 EAGULLS: Eagulls
11 EL TEN ELEVEN: For Emily [EP]
12 COM TRUISE: Wave 1
13 TOGETHER PANGEA: Badillac
14 PERFECT PUSSY: Say Yes To Love
15 DAN CROLL: Sweet Disarray
16 GARDENS AND VILLA: Dunes
17 METRONOMY: Love Letters
18 LIARS: Mess
19 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
20 TACOCAT: NVM
21 DADS: Pretty Good [EP]
22 MARK MCGUIRE: Along The Way
23 ETERNAL SUMMERS: The Drop Beneath
24 DUM DUM GIRLS: Too True
25 SISYPHUS: Sisyphus
26 JUAN WAUTERS: N.A.P. North American Poetry
27 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
28 SAINTSENECA: Dark Arc
29 BOY AND BEAR: Harlequin Dream
30 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow

Top Played Artists 3/18-3/24

1 REAL ESTATE – Atlas
2 ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
4 WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
5 GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
6 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
7 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
8 WARPAINT – Warpaint
9 AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
10 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
11 HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Small Town Heroes
12 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
13 SISYPHUS – Sisyphus
14 SNOWMINE – Dialects
15 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos
16 TEMPLES – Sun Structures
17 TOY – Join The Dots
18 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
19 LO-FANG – Blue Film
20 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath
21 PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
22 WOODSMAN – Woodsman
23 CHEATAHS – Cheatahs
24 JAKE BUGG – Shangri-la
25 TACOCAT – NVM
26 CEO – Wonderland
27 FALLS – Into The Fire [EP]
28 SLEEPY SUN – Maui Tears
29 NENEH CHERRY – Blank Project
30 DRY HEEVES – Boogie Till Ya Puke

Top Played Artists 3/11-3/17

1    ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
2    REAL ESTATE  – Atlas
3    GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes
4    GUIDED BY VOICES – Motivational Jumpsuit
5    BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
6    AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
7    WARPAINT – Warpaint
8    DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
9    HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Small Town Heroes
10    TEMPLES – Sun Structures
11    SNOWMINE – Dialects
12    JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
13    TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
14    TOY – Join The Dots
15    PYPY – Pagan Day
16    CHERRY GLAZERR – Haxel Princess
17    MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All
18    NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
19    SLEEPY SUN – Maui Tears
20    TACOCAT – NVM
21    WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
22    DEVIL MAKES THREE – I’m A Stranger Here
23    DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP]
24    SKATERS – Manhattan
25    MARK MCGUIRE – Along The Way
26    CASKET GIRLS – True Love Kills The Fairy Tale
27    NOTHING – Guilty Of Everything
28    ETERNAL SUMMERS -The Drop Beneath
29    DAMAGED BUG – Hubba Bubba
30    PAUL RUSKE – Uncertain Times