Live Ledge #180: Best of 2014

It's the end of a long, long year. Personally, there were many ups and downs, but musically this has been extremely intersting. Many big names disappointed with their 2014 releases, but so many more exceeded expecatation or seemingly came out of nowhere. Tonight's show is a countdown of the majority of my 40 favorite records of the year. For timing sake, a few things were eliminated, yet I still ran over my two hour broadcast time. For a full recap of my list, please check out my article HERE.
This is definitely a show worthy checking out, and you can grab it at the usual online sources or...


1. Narco States, Mass Exodus
2. Wax Witches, Summer Suckers
3. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Dereconstructed
4. Habibi, I Got The Moves
5. Nude Beach, I'm Not Like You
6. Against Me!, FuckMyLife666
7. Drive-By Truckers, Shit Shots Count
8. The Girls!, Get Out Of My Dreams
9. Parquet Courts, What Color Is Blood
10. Cheap Girls, Slow Nod
11. The Number Ones, I Wish I Was Lonely
12. Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten
13. Steve Adamyk Band, Suicide
14. Ty Segall, Connection Man
15. Centro-Matic, Salty Disciple
16. Nikki Lane, I Don't Care
17. Thee Oh Sees, Encrypted Bounce (A Queer Sound)
18. OFF!, Hypnotized
19. The Dwarves, Trailer Trash
20. Black Lips, Smiling
21. Sturgill Simpson, Life of Sin
22. Cloud Nothings, Now Here In
23. Rancid, Honor Is All We Know
24. Old 97's, Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
25. Tweedy, Low Key
26. The Muffs, Weird Boy Next Door
27. Bob Mould, I Don't Know You Anymore
28. Matthew Ryan, An Anthem for the Broken
29. The Men, Another Night
30. King Tuff, Beautiful Thing
31. Ex Hex, Beast
32. Benjamin Booker, Violent Shiver
33. Lydia Loveless, Really Wanna See You


Joseph said…
Another amazing show. Scott, your year-end best-of is my favorite of all the music podcasts and lists of the year. So many of your choices are either records/bands I'd pick myself or new discoveries that I end up seeking out based on your show. I think the Muffs were my favorite find this year from the Ledge.

I also appreciate your willingness to call out the BS of magazines like Rolling Stone and their rather uninspired year end lists. So much great, interesting music comes out every year that it's a shame to see so much press given to acts that are often tired or redundant.

Thanks for your great show and all the work you put into it. Don't change a thing!
Scott said…
Thanks, Joseph! It's comments like that one that makes doing the show worth the time and effort!

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