Just the Tip: Best of 2014 (Dan’s Non-Metal Edition)

I know this is the metal edition logo. Fucks given? Zero.

It’s the last Tuesday of 2014 and I…don’t have any new albums to share with you. I know, I know, “welcome to December,” right? By now, you’ll all be well aware that Corey and I spent the better part of this month recapping our favorite metal albums of 2014 in a long, incoherent manner. (Hence the graphic you see at the top of this post) That was fun. I’m not sure I’ve done so much writing since my journalism days in college, but…gotta get back into gear somehow, right?

Anyway, with all that said, I did occasionally find time to listen to new non-metal albums in 2014, though Horns Up duties did force me to be a bit picky on that front. The following list (and accompanying Spotify playlist) highlights some of my favorites, and will be just that—a list. (Because I’m busy at the day job and because of the aforementioned load of writing I’ve already done for #Bestof14 and because shut up.) This one’s mine and mine alone—Corey? Listen to non-metal? Fat chance—so let’s jump right into it:

Dan’s Best of ’14 (Non-Metal Division)

(in no particular order)

The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

Chromeo – White Women

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2

Alcest – Shelter

Charli XCX – Sucker

Kiasmos – Kiasmos 

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

Zola Jesus – Taiga

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Give the People What They Want

Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval – Casualties of Cool

In the Valley Below – The Belt

So that will do it for #Bestof14. I promise. Maybe. No, I do. Tomorrow’s the 31st and you can be damn sure I’m not doing any writing that day/night. Anyway, lots of goodies to be had in these 15 albums, so if you haven’t heard any, give ’em a spin and see if you can dig ’em too. That’ll do it for now, but check back later for Quickies!


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

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