My Top 10 Albums of 2014 is largely made up of records which received “A (for Antonia)” rotation whilst driving around in my automobile. Full of production gems and wow factors, there is something to cater for your every mood.
Early Riser sits at the top because the listen count is somewhere in the ridiculous hundreds…and still growing. With guest vocals by Nai Palm, Robert Glasper, Emily King and his papa Bobby McFerrin, it does not disappoint.
1. Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser
2. #1 Dads – About Face
3. JUNGLE – JUNGLE
4. Warpaint – WARPAINT
5. Blake Mills – Heigh Ho
6. The War On Drugs – Lost In A Dream
7. Drowners – Drowners
8. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
9. Mac Demarco – Salad Days
10. Seekae – The Worry
Special mention to D’Angelo with Black Messiah. Only he could drop an album this late in the year, and blow everyone’s brains to pieces.