Melalbums of 2014 (in no particular order)

Stephen Malkmus and the JicksWig Out at Jagbags


Sun Kil Moon Benji

St. VincentSt. Vincent

Wild Beasts Present Tense

BeckMorning Phase

Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata


Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else

Have a Nice LifeThe Unnatural World

A Silver Mt. ZionFuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

The War on DrugsLost in the Dream

The Pains of Being Pure at HeartDays of Abandon

BraidNo Coast

The New PornographersBrill Bruisers

tUnE-yArDsNikki Nack

Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues

SwansTo Be Kind

Sharon Van EttenAre We There

First Aid KitStay Gold

J. MascisTied to a Star

Thurston Moore The Best Day


Mimicking BirdsEons

Open Mike EagleDark Comedy

Busdriver Perfect Hair

milo a toothpaste suburb

Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty

FKA Twigs LP1

Aphex Twin Syro

Princess NokiaMetallic Butterfly

Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste

Iceage Plowing Into the Field of Love

Perfume GeniusToo Bright

Mick JenkinsThe Water[s]

Caribou Our Love

Flying Lotus You’re Dead!

Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2

D’Angelo and the VanguardBlack Messiah


Top 30 favorite albums from the 90’s

If you know me well, you know that I’m a sucker for 90’s indie rock as well as old school emo and hip hop from those good ol’ days. Here is a list I’ve compiled of my absolute favorite albums from that decade:

30. Seam – Are You Driving Me Crazy? (1995)


29. Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)


28. Archers of Loaf – Icky Mettle (1994)


27. Superchunk – Foolish (1994)


26. Sebadoh – Bakesale (1994)


25. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)


24. Dinosaur Jr. – Green Mind (1991)


23. Mineral – The Power of Failing (1995)


22. Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock (1999)


21. Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (1998)


20. Polvo – Today’s Active Lifestyles (1993)


19. Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) (1993)


18. The Promise Ring – Nothing Feels Good (1997)

17.  A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)

16. Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary (1994)

15. Sonic Youth  Washing Machine (1995)

14. Elliott Smith – Roman Candle (1995)

13. Slowdive – Souvlaki (1993)

12. Fugazi – Red Medicine (1995)

11. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

10. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)


9. Pavement  Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

8. Nas – Illmatic (1994)

7. Slint – Spiderland (1991)

6. American Football – American Football (1999)

5. Built to Spill – There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994)

4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor  F♯ A♯ ∞ (1998)

3. Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)

2. The Dismemberment Plan – Emergency & I (1999)

1. Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)

Honorable mentions: The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame about Ray, The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs, Radiohead – The Bends and OK Computer, The Mountain Goats – Full Force Galesburg