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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Area Codes G. Green
Brimming with catchy melodies and deeply personal lyrics, Area Codes is the most consistently refined album of G.Green's still young careers. Singer/guitarist Andrew Henderson mumbles, shouts, and croons. Drummer Liz Liles thrashes the kit while still sounding reigned-in and intricate. Guitarist Mike Morales' melodic guitar lines snake along walls of reverb. Bassist Simi Sohota's baselines rumble and pop. It's all here in service of the songs; which have the outline of simplicity before taking unexpected sonic detours. Infectiously hypnotic rock'nroll, pure and simple.
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