For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list!
Kevin Cole's 2014 Top Ten Albums
|Ty Segall||Manipulator||Drag City|
|The War On Drugs||Lost in the Dream||Secretly Canadian|
|FKA twigs||LP1||Young Turks|
|Strand of Oaks||Heal||Dead Oceans|
|Woods||With Light and With Love||Woodsist|
|Samaris||Silkidrangar||One Little Indian|
|Temples||Sun Structures||Fat Possum|
|Sugar Stems||Only Come Out At Night||Dirtnap|
Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction/Concord)Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Rain Plans (Continental)Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband (Loma Vista)Marissa Nadler – July (Sacred Bones)Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?)First Aid Kit – Stay Gold (Columbia)Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin (Merge)Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)Wussy – Attica! (Shake It)Future Islands – Singles (4AD)Thee Oh Sees – Drop (Castleface)Spoon – They Want My Soul (Loma Vista/Republic)
Fifteen of My Favorite Local Albums of 2014:
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)ODESZA – In Return (Counter)Tacocat – NVM (Hardly Art)Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)Katie Kate – Nation (self-released)Pillar Point – Pillar Point (Polyvinyl)Perfume Genius – Too Bright (Matador)Vox Mod – The Great Oscillator (self-released)Smokey Brights – Taste For Blood (self-released)S – Cool Choices (Hardly Art)Jen Wood – Wilderness (New Granada)RA Scion & Vox Mod – Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon (self-released)Lonesome Shack – More Primitive (Alive Naturalsound)Kithkin – Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies for Humans in the Face of The Collapse (Pesanta Urfolk)
Oh, and then there’s this one which needs a list of it’s own: The Best Limited Edition Record Store Day Release Recorded On Top Of The Motherfucking Space Needle!
Mudhoney - Mudhoney On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle (Sub Pop)
And, finally, for those of you who made it this far, I present The Song Of The Year!
Júníus Meyvant, “Color Decay”
Happy New Year, and here’s to an awesome year of music in 2015.
Kevin Cole is the host of The Afternoon Show, on the air Monday through Friday from 2-6PM.
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the After...
For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting has ended, but tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list.
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