Sasha Frere-Jones: 50 Most Impressive Albums of 2014

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The Natural Order - Fred Frith and John Butcher

Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker: 50 Most Impressive Albums of 2014 (listed chronologically within three tiers)

holy cats

  • Actress – Ghettoville
  • Beck – Morning Phase
  • Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  • Evian Christ – Waterfall – EP
  • Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  • Mica Levi – Under the Skin
  • Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  • Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
  • FKA twigs – LP1
  • Cookies – Music for Touching
  • Lee Gamble – KOCH
  • Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  • Grouper – Ruins
  • Arca – Xen
  • Fred Frith & John Butcher – The Natural Order
  • D’Angelo – Black Messiah

oh man

  • Moodymann – Moodymann
  • Tinariwen – Emmaar
  • St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  • Leif – Hey
  • EMA – The Future’s Void
  • RATKING – So It Goes
  • Lotic – Damsel in Distress
  • Helado Negro – Island Universe Story Three
  • Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
  • Gabriel Kahane – The Ambassador
  • Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
  • M. Geddes Gengras – Ishi
  • Helado Negro – Double Youth
  • PC Worship – Social Rust
  • Anjou – Anjou
  • Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
  • Tinashe – Aquarius
  • Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
  • DeJ Loaf – Sell Sole
  • Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost
  • Horse Lords – Hidden Cities
  • Migos – Rich Nigga Timeline
  • Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aerial
  • Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  • ALSO – Ep01
  • Og Maco – OG Maco
  • Micachu – Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill
  • Afrikan Sciences – Circuitous
  • Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect

wow

  • Temples – Sun Structures
  • Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals
  • Father – Young Hot Ebony