Best of New Music 2014 (Part I)

These are extended plays, longplayers, and mixtapes released in the first half of 2014 that I enjoyed. It’s a wild mix of genres.

Ab-Soul - These Days…

Amerigo Gazaway - Yasiin Gaye (Side One & Two)

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Asher Roth - Retrohash


Blood Red Shoes - Blood Red Shoes

Chuck Inglish - Convertibles

Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK - Summertime 5

Doppelgangaz, The - Peace Kehd

Fatima - Yellow Memories

Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Cocaine PiΓ±ata

J. Cole - Revenge of the Dreamers

Jack White - Lazaretto

Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus

Kid Cudi - Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

La Dispute - Rooms of the House

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband

Lykke Li - I Never Learn

Mac Miller - Faces

Max Richter - Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

Miles Davies - Miles at The Fillmore: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3

MØ - No Mythologies to Follow

Pharrell Williams - G I R L

Rick Ross - Mastermind

Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

SBTRKT - Transitions

Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want


Taylor McFerrin - Early Riser

Warpaint - Warpaint

YG - My Krazy Life