Best Albums of 2014

2014 may not have been a year where something comes out of nowhere or a particular album grabs the cultural zeitgeist while at the same time appealing to my sensibilities, but it did reconfirm certain artists who have crafted terrific work in the past as well as introduced me to a few under the radar gems. So, without further ado, I entreat you to indulge in the auditory smorgasbord that is my favorite 25 albums of 2014! The year has come and gone, but the music lingers.

by Jericho Cerrona
January 12, 2015

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Nikki Nack TUnE-YArDs
Playful, off-kilter, and just plain extraordinary, the third release from TUnE-YArDs dives further into Merrill Garbus' obsession with Caribbean rhythms, afrobeat, R & B, and digital trickery. The overall weirdness of her sound is often complimented by dark lyrical content, and the songwriting; a rush of swirling keyboards, tribal drums, and propulsive baselines, is catchy without ever being streamlined. A vibrant work post-modern pop.
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