best records of 2014 for web

Picking a top 5 this year was pretty damn hard. We really just narrowed it down to 5 for the sake of making a list…cause we like lists. They’re fun, and fun to argue about.

So here’s our list…

Top 5 NEW RELEASES of 2014:

Steve Gunn Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)

Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)

David Kilgour & The Heavy 8’s End Times Undone (Merge)

Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Thirty Tigers)

Top 5 REISSUES of 2014:

Bob Dylan & The Band The Basement Tapes: Raw (Columbia)

Lewis L’Amour (Light in the Attic)

Parchman Farm (Dust-to-Digital)

The Soul of Designer Records (Big Legal Mess)

Modest Mouse Lonesome Crowded West and This is a Long Drive… (Glacial Pace)