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Rough Trade’s favorite albums of 2014

Rough Trade NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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As they usually are, Rough Trade Shops are one of the first this year to post their favorite albums of 2014 list. It’s 100 albums long and mostly filled with the bigger indie and indie-related releases of the year, but there’s a few surprises in there too. Mark Kozelek will not be happy to see that The War On Drugs placed #2, 8 higher than the Sun Kil Moon record. Mark should be proud that he made the list not once, but TWICE though. His Christmas album landed at #84. Run the Jewels, who are not on it all, have started a “Suck My Dick Rough Trade” chant. Check out their full list below and see more on each album here.

Meanwhile, Rough Trade the NYC venue is open this weekend with Sallie Ford / Crooked Fingers tonight, followed by two shows from The Dream Syndicate.

List below…

Rough Trade’s Top Albums of 2014
1. Temples – Sun Structres
2. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
3. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
4. Metronomy – Love Letters
5. Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
6. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
7. Liars – Mess
8. Millie and Andrea – Drop the Vowels
9. The Delines – Colfax
10. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
11. Total Control – Typical System
12. Caribou – Our Love
13. Goat – Commune
14. WIldest Dreams – Wildest Dreams
15. Alvvays – Alvvays
16. Royal Blood – Royal Blood
17. Honeyblood – Honeyblood
18. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want
19. Ty Segall – Manipulator
20. Jack White – Lazaretto
21. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
22. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
23. Warpaint – Warpaint
24. Tom the Lion – Sleep
25. Fredie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
26. Arca – Xen
27. Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
28. Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting
29. Jungle – Jungle
30. The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader
31. Hookworms – The Hum
32. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
33. Future Islands – Singles
34. The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads
35. Aphex Twin – Syro
36. Swans – To Be Kind
37. FKA twigs – LP1
38. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
39. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
40. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
41. The Rails – Fair Warning
42. Allah-Las – Worship the Sun
43. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
44. Beck – Morning Phase
45. Real Estate – Atlas
46. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
47. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
48. We Are Shining – Kara
49. Gruff Rhys – American Interior
50. Eno and Hyde – Someday World
51. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos
52. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
53. Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
54. Ratking – So It Goes
55. Allo Darlin’ – We Come From the Same Place
56. Childhood – Lacuna
57. Adult Jazz – Gist Is
58. Keaton Henson – Romantic Works
59. Lone – Reality Testing
60. Jamie T – Carry on the Grudge
61. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
62. Happyness – Weird Little Birthday
63. Diamond Version – CI
64. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
65. Alex G – DSU
66. Scott Walker and Sunn 0))) – Soused
67. Haley Bonar – Last War
68. Badbadnotgood – III
69. Smoke Fairies – Smoke Fairies
70. Vikesh Kapoor – The Ballad of Willy Robbins
71. Lyla Foy – Mirrors the Sky
72. The Bug – Angels and Devils
73. Withered Hand – New Gods
74. Asgeir – In the Silence
75. Actress – Ghettoville
76. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
77. Fugazi – First Demo
78. Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
79. Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark
80. Lost on the River – The New Basement Tapes
81. Girlpool – Girlpool
82. Ty Segall – Singles 2
83. Bo Ningen and Savages – Words to the Blind
84. Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols
85. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Give Us a Kiss
86. Dans Dans – III
87. TV on the Radio – Seeds
88. Thompson – Family
89. David J Roch – A Cynic, A Realist, An Undertaker
90. Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time – Ex Machina – Benign Dictatorships
91. Bryan Ferry – Avonmore
92. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
93. Einsturzende Neubauten – Lament
94. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Cellophane
95. Machinedrum – Vapor City Archives
96. David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)” single
97. Various Artists – Slowly Exploding 10 Years of Perc Trax
98. Jason McNiff and the Lone Malones – God Knows Why We Dream
99. Shit – Feeding Time
100. Adrian Younge – Black Dynamite OST

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