Top 89 Staff Picks: Leah Garaas, digital producer

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Top 89 of 2014
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Top 11 Albums of 2014


Because I couldn't narrow it down to 10.

1. Mac DeMarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
2. Ought, More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)
3. Blonde Redhead, Barragan (Kobalt)
4. Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else (Carpark)
5. The Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow (Vice)
6. Haley Bonar, Last War (Graveface) Haley Bonar performs live in The Current studio
7. Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso (Partisan) Sylvan Esso perform live in The Current studio
8. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There (Jagjaguwar) Sharon Van Etten performs live in The Current studio
9. Ty Segall, Manipulator (Drag City) Ty Segall performs live in The Current studio
10. FKA twigs, LP1 (Young Turks) FKA twigs performs live in The Current studio
11. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform live in The Current studio

Top 15 Songs of 2014


That didn't appear on my top albums of 2014.

1. King Tuff - "Eyes of the Muse" off Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop)
2. Bear in Heaven - "Autumn" off Time Is Over One Day Old (Dead Oceans)
3. Tobacco - "Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)" off Ultima II Massage (Ghostly)
4. Angel Olsen - "High & Wild" off Burn Your Fire for No Witness (Jagjaguwar) Angel Olsen performs live in The Current studio
5. Karen O - "Rapt" off Crush Songs (Cult)
6. Sleater-Kinney - "Bury Our Friends" feat. Miranda July off No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)
7. Woods - "Moving to the Left" off With Light and With Love (Woodsist)
8. St. Vincent - "Prince Johnny" off St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
9. Spoon - "Inside Out" off They Want My Soul (Loma Vista) Spoon perform live in The Current studio
10. Parquet Courts - "Black and White" off Sunbathing Animal (Mom + Pop)
11. The War on Drugs - "Under the Pressure" off Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian) The War on Drugs perform live in The Current studio
12. SBTRKT - "New Dorp. New York" feat. Ezra Koenig off Wonder Where We Land (Young Turks)
13. Broncho - "Class Historian" off Just Enough Hip to be Woman (Dine Alone)
14. The Afghan Whigs - "Algiers" off Do to the Beast (Sub Pop) The Afghan Whigs perform live in The Current studio
15. Perfume Genius - "Queen" off Too Bright (Matador)

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