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Best albums of 2014: 9 to 1

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Best Albums of 2014: 9 – 1

AS 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the last 12 months in music and as tradition goes, this involves the unveiling of our 35 Best Albums Of The Year – as always, it has been a struggle, we have fought and bled and finally agreed on the 35 best records of 2014.  There will be three posts, the excitement will be unbearable and the top 10 will be revealed in a few of days..

What did we get wrong? What did we miss? Well, nothing of course, this is THE list.  No, just kidding, this is our view of the year in music, and as we have said many times before, we only write about the stuff we like and we can not reach everything.

Check out the post on Best albums 2014: 35-20
Check out the post on Best albums 2014: 19-10

Enjoy! …and use the comments to voice your opinions!



9. Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans

This is a good straight rock album and it is a Cooley album (he has six compositions shaping the tone of the album).Cooley also takes lead vocals on Patterson Hood’s lyrics on Til He’s Dead or Rises, a first for Drive-by Truckers after nearly 20 years of playing. The Truckers sounds pissed-off, it’s a powerful album and immediate album (recorded in 13 days).  We can always count on Drive-by Truckers and even if this isn’t their greatest album, it’s damn good and the ninth best album of 2014.

Selected songs: Primer Coat, Grand Canyon, First Air of Autumn

Drive-By Truckers – Full Performance (Live on KEXP),
Song list:
Primer Coat
The Part Of Him
First Air Of Autumn
Pauline Hawkins

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Best albums of 2014 according to Uncut Magazine & American Songwriter

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Two more end-year lists.

Uncut & American Songwriter are my two favorite music magazines & their 2014 lists are good.

Alldylan.com will post our end-year lists sometime in December.

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Playlist May 2014 from Johannasvisions


We started a new series in January/February were we presented some of the songs we’ve played during the months that had passed. This is our playlist for May 2014, as usual it has something new and a few golden oldies.

Also check out our previous playlists:

playlist-1_and_2_2014  playlist_march_2014-1  playlist April 2014

The Album I’ve played most in April 2014  is, …The Further Out You Get by The South

Among all new songs, the new Christopher Owens song, It comes back to you have been played a lot.

Here are three very good songs from our playlist for May 2014:

John Fullbright – Happy:

Sturgill Simpson – Voices:

The Secret Sisters – Rattle My Bones (video):

Spotify: May 2014, Johannasvisions:

– Hallgeir