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Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and Films

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The behind-the-scenes work on this year’s Annual Report was pretty simple. We voted, we came together, we made decisions, we ate Thai food. Within hours, our Albums, Songs, and Films of the Year lists surfaced to solidify our collective editorial voice. Still, Consequence of Sound is composed of many unique individuals and strong opinions, so we felt there was no better way to honor these voices than to give each one the space to sum up their 2014.

We’re not finished yet. Keep your eyes open this week for more of our supplemental reports, including this year’s top photos, cover songs, and late night performances. We’ll also publish a few editorials capping off the year in hip-hop and EDM.

Anyways…

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Alex Young, Publisher

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alexyoung Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
02. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
03. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
04. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
05. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
06. Future Islands – Singles
07. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
08. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
09. together PANGEA – Badillac
10. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

Songs:
01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting On You)”
02. Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
03. Ariana Grande – “Problem”
04. Sia – “Chandelier”
05. Beyoncé – “XO”
06. Drake – “Trophies”
07. Lykke Li – “No Rest for the Wicked”
08. The Dead Weather – “Open Up (That’s Enough)”
09. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
10. Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

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Michael Roffman, Editor-in-Chief

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roffman Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
2. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End
3. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
4. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
5. Spoon – They Want My Soul
6. Caribou – Our Love
7. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
8. Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
9. The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes
10. Together Pangea – Badillac

Songs:
01. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
02. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
03. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
04. Lykke Li – “No Rest for the Wicked”
05. The War on Drugs – “Eyes to the Wind”
06. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
07. Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love is Killing Me”
08. Schoolboy Q – “Man of the Year”
09. Hospitality – “Last Words”
10. Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

Films:
01. Nightcrawler
02. Under the Skin
03. Boyhood
04. The Grand Budapest Hotel
05. Whiplash
06. The Skeleton Twins
07. A Most Violent Year
08. Two Days, One Night
09. Wild
10. Obvious Child

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Chromatics’ Dear Tommy

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens annnnnnnd Michael Mann’s return with Blackhat next month.

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Chris Coplan, News Editor

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CoplanBio001Albums:
01. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
02. together PANGEA – Badillac
03. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
04. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
05. Interpol – El Pintor
06. Jose James – While You Were Sleeping
07. Lower – Seek Warmer Climes
08. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
09. Blonde Redhead – Barragan
10. Merchandise – After The End

Songs:
01. Run the Jewels – “Love Again (Akinyele Back)”
02. Sturgill Simpson – “Turtles All The Way Down”
03. Interpol – “Same Town, New Story”
04. together PANGEA – “Badillac”
05. Breton – “Envy”
06. Flying Lotus – “Descent Into Madness”
07. Beyoncé – “Rocket”
08. Future – “Move That Dope”
09. Sia – “Chandelier”
10. Iceage – “The Lord’s Favorite”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: The Album Cycle: Where Do We Go From Here? 

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Adam Kivel, Managing Editor

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kivel Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Shellac – Dude Incredible
02. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
03. Swans – To Be Kind
04. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
05. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
06. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
07. Grouper – Ruins
08. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
09. Protomartyr – Under Colour of Official Right
10. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Songs:
01. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
02. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
03. Sharon Van Etten – “Tarifa”
04. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
05. Protomartyr – “Tarpeian Rock”
06. St. Vincent – “Huey Newton”
07. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
08. Vic Mensa – “Down on My Luck”
09. Priests – “New”
10. Owls – “A Drop of Blood”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Reunion of the Year: Slowdive

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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George “Sami” Jarroush, Video Director

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sami jarroush Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream/Run The Jewels – RTJ2
02. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
03. Spoon – They Want My Soul
04. Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
05. Interpol – El Pintor

Songs:
01. Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”
02. Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home”
03. Death From Above 1979 – “Virgins
04. The Men – “Pearly Gates”
05. Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Films:
01. Guardians of the Galaxy
02. Nightcrawler
03. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
04. The Lego Movie
05. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Video He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Cage the Elephant Go Bowling

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Radiohead

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

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Philip Cosores, Director of Aux.Out., Contributing Editor

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cosores Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
04. La Dispute – Rooms of the House
05. Damien Rice – My Favorite Faded Fantasy
06. Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
07. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
08. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
09. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
10. Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Songs:
01. Angel Olsen – “Windows”
02. The War on Drugs – “In Reverse”
03. La Dispute – “Woman (Reading)”
04. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
05. Allo Darlin’ – “History Lessons”
06. Caribou – “Our Love”
07. Restorations – “Separate Songs”
08. The Antlers – “Parade”
09. Sharon Van Etten – “Tarifa”
10. St. Vincent – “Severed Crossed Fingers”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: The Day Room: The Problem with Artist-Curated Content

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: New Joanna Newsom?

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Is Thor making a movie? Love Thor movies.

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Ben Kaye, Assistant New Editor

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ben kayeAlbums:
01. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
04. Spoon – They Want My Soul
05. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
06. Future Islands – Singles
07. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
08. Cayetana – Nervous Like Me
09. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
10. TV on the Radio – Seeds

Songs:
01. Sia – “Chandelier”
02. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
03. Run the Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1”
04. Sharon Van Etten – “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”
05. Sun Kil Moon – “Carissa”
06. Cayetana – “Serious Things Are Stupid”
07. The Men – “Pearly Gates”
08. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
09. Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”
10. together PANGEA – “River”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: They Took My Soul: Spoon at New York’s McKittrick Hotel

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: My Morning Jacket

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

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Michelle Geslani, New Music Editor

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GESLANIAlbums:
01. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream
02. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
03. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
04. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
05. FKA twigs – LP1
06. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
07. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
08. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
09. Hundred Waters – Moon Rang Like A Bell
10. Ex Hex – Rips

Songs:
01. Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love Is Killing Me”
02. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
03. The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
04. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
05. Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
06. Angel Olsen – “White Fire”
07. Grimes – “Go”
08. Cloud Nothings – “Psychic Trauma”
09. Sia – “Chandelier”
10. Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2014: Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder fulfills promise to fan 22 years later

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2015: Adele (hopefully)

Film She’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Jurassic World

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Sasha Geffen, Associate Editor

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 Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and Films

Albums:
01. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
02. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
03. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
04. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
05. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
06. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love
07. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
08. FKA twigs – LP1
09. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
10. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Songs:
01. Speedy Ortiz – “Doomsday”
02. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
03. Perfect Pussy – “Driver”
04. Grouper – “Clearing”
05. Julian Casablancas + the Voidz – “Where No Eagles Fly”
06. Angel Olsen – “Windows”
07. Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
08. Mitski – “Townie”
09. Ought – “Habit”
10. Perfume Genius – “Queen”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2014: Swans’ Michael Gira: A Brutal Kindness

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2015: Grimes

Film She’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Mike Madden, Associate Editor

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madden 1000x1000 Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Lil Herb – Welcome to Fazoland
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
04. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
05. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
06. YG – My Krazy Life
07. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
08. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
09. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
10. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

Songs:
01. Run the Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
02. Future et al – “Move That Dope”
03. Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
04. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, and A$AP Ferg – “Old English”
05. Jay Rock – “Parental Advisory”
06. Drake – “0-100 / The Catch Up”
07. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
08. Sam Smith – “Stay with Me”
09. NehruvianDOOM – “Darkness (HBU)”
10. The War on Drugs – “Burning”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Band of the Year: The War on Drugs

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Kendrick.

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Joy
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Justin Gerber, Film Editor

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justingerber1 Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and Films

Albums:
01. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
02. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
03. FKA Twigs – LP1
04. Merchandise – After the End
05. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
06. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
07. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
08. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End
09. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
10. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Songs:
01. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
02. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
03. The Men – “Another Night”
04. The Antlers – “Palace”
05. Against Me! – “True Trans Soul Rebel”
06. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
07. Sharon Van Etten – “Tarifa”
08. Casper Kelly – “Too Many Cooks”
09. The New Pornographers – “War on the East Coast”
10. Beck – “Wave”

Films:
01. Under the Skin
02. Boyhood
03. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
04. The Raid 2
05. Snowpiercer
06. Whiplash
07. They Came Together
08. Foxcatcher
09. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Jodorowsky’s Dune

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Officially, The Decemberists’ precious new one in January. As for the unofficial/non-confirmed releases, I’d go with new Kendrick or Frank Ocean.

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: There are many films to choose from…ah, forget it: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
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Dominick Mayer, Film Editor

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gerberAlbums:
01. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
02. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
03. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata
04. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
05. PUP – PUP
06. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
07. FKA Twigs – LP1
08. Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island
09. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
10. Death Grips – niggas on the moon

Songs:
01. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
02. Calvin Harris – “Summer”
03. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
04. Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
05. tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”
06. PUP – “Reservoir”
07. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
08. Run The Jewels – “Jeopardy”
09. Future – “Look Ahead”
10. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Films:
01. Under The Skin
02. Boyhood
03. Inherent Vice
04. Nightcrawler
05. The Raid 2
06. Gone Girl
07. The Grand Budapest Hotel
08. Jodorowsky’s Dune
09. Only Lovers Left Alive
10. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Film Is Risen: A Discussion of Religion in the Movies (I take a lot of pride in what Randall and I were able to do here, and it was the culmination of a lot of hours lost to occasionally awful, awful movies.)

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: D’Angelo. WAIT, THAT FINALLY ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Well, now it’s Kendrick Lamar.

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Have you seen the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer yet? This wouldn’t be a question if that was the case.
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Cap Blackard, Art Director/Senior Staff Writer

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capblackard Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
02. Jason Feathers – De Oro
03. Future Islands – Singles
04. OK Go – Hungry Ghosts
05. Chromeo – White Women

Songs:
01. Jason Feathers – “Pay the Guard”
02. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
03. OK Go – “Upside Down & Inside Out ”
04. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
05. Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Album Review: Jason Feathers – De Oro

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: The Protomen’s covers album

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
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Dan Pfleegor, Director of Marketing/Staff Writer

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pfleegor Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Future Islands – Singles
02. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
03. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
04. Caribou – Our Love
05. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
06. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
07. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
08. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
09. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
10.  MØ – No Mythologies to Follow

Top Songs:
01. Lykke Li – “No Rest for the Wicked”
02. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
03. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
04. ScHoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”
05. MØ – “Maiden”
06. Against Me! – “Fuckmylife666”
07. together PANGEA – “Badillac”
08. Caribou – “Our Love”
09. Bobby Shmurda – “Hott Nigga”
10. Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: The Secret Solstice Diary: Festival of Ice and Fire 

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Modest Mouse’s Strangers to Ourselves

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Everest

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Steven Arroyo, Senior Staff Writer

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stevenarroyoAlbums:
01. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
04. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
05. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
06. Spoon – They Want My Soul
07. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
08. Caribou – Our Love
09. Real Estate – Atlas
10. The Antlers – Familiars

Songs:
01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
02. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
03. Perfect Pussy – “Interference Fits”
04. Ought – “Habit”
05. Spoon – “Do You”
06. Grimes – “Go”
06. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
07. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
08. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
09. CHVRCHES – “Dead Air”
10. The New Pornographers – “Champions of Red Wine”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Album Review: The Dismemberment Plan – Change [Reissue]

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love

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Ryan Bray, Senior Staff Writer

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ryanbray Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Ryan Adams – 1984
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Purling Hiss – Weirdon
04. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
05. Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
06. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
07. J Mascis – Tied to a Star
08. Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin
09. Rancid – Honor Is All We Know
10. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Songs:
01. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
02. Ryan Adams – “When The Summer Ends”
03. The Men – “Get What You Give”
04. Sun Kil Moon – “Carissa”
05. Neil Young – “Needle of Death”
06. Purling Hiss – “Aging Faces”
07. Twin Peaks – “Fade Away”
08. Run The Jewels – “All My Life”
09. Bob Mould – “Fix It”
10. Twin Peaks – “Mirror of Time”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: All Access: An Oral History of DC’s 9:30 Club

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Modest Mouse’s Strangers To Ourselves

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: The Hateful Eight

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Dan Caffrey, Senior Staff Writer

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dancaffrey Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
02. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
03. Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
04. Strand Of Oaks – HEAL
05. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
06. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
07. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End
08. Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE
09. Shellac – Dude Incredible
10. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

Songs:
01. The War On Drugs – “Under The Pressure”
02. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Lariat”
03. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
04. The Men – “Another Night”
05. The Drive-By Truckers – “Pauline Hawkins”
06. FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”
07. The War On Drugs – “Red Eyes”
08. Kevin Drew – “Bullshit Ballad”
09. The Both – “Milwaukee”
10. Parquet Courts – “Instant Disassembly”

Films:
01. Under The Skin
02. Godzilla
03. Boyhood
04. Willow Creek
05. Blue Ruin
06. Gone Girl
07. Nymphomaniac
08. They Came Together
09. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
10. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Against Me! Goodbye, Gainesville 

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Kendrick Lamar (TBA)

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
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Randall Colburn, Senior Staff Writer

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randallcolburn Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Swans – To Be Kind
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
04. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
05. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
06. Grouper – Ruins
07. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
08. PUP – PUP
09. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
10. Ricky Eat Acid – Three Love Songs

Songs:
01. Swans – “A Little God In My Hands”
02. Twin Shadow – “To the Top”
03. War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
04. Lykke Li – “Just Like a Dream”
05. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
06. Sun Kil Moon – “Micheline”
07. Sharon Van Etten – “Tarifa”
08. Ricky Eat Acid – “In My Dreams We’re Almost Touching”
09. Mike Adams at his Honest Weight – “Good Thing Going”
10. Perfume Genius – “Queen”

Films:
01. Under the Skin
02. Nightcrawler
03. The Babadook
04. Boyhood
05. Whiplash
06. Inherent Vice
07. Life Itself
08. Blue Ruin
09. Cheap Thrills
10. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Film Is Risen: A Discussion of Religion in the Movies

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Twin Shadow’s Eclipse

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Furious 7

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Len Comaratta, Senior Staff Writer

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ryanbrayAlbums:
01. Thievery Corporation – Saudade
02. Budos Band – Burnt Offering
03. Allah-Las – Worship the Sun
04. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
05. The War on Drugs – Lost In the Dream
06. FKA Twigs – LP1
07. Angel Olsen – Build Your Own Fire
08. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
09. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want
10. Mark Lanegan – Phantom Radio

Songs:
01. together PANGEA – “River”
02. Foxygen – “How Can You Really”
03. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
04. The History of Apple Pie – “Tame”
05. Goat – “Gathering Of Ancient Tribes”
06. Kendrick Lamar – “i”
07. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
08. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – “Stranger To My Happiness”
09. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
10. Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Tears for Fears’ Curt Smith: Back in the Big Chair

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: The Avalanches … ha ha, yeah right.

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Ant-Man

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Katherine Flynn, Senior Staff Writer

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katherineflynnAlbums:
01. The Antlers – Familiars
02. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There 
03. FKA twigs – LP1
04. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
05. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
06. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
07. Grouper – Ruins 
08. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
09. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
10. Marissa Nadler – July

Songs:
01. Sia – “Chandelier”
02. Sun Kil Moon – “Carissa”
03. Run the Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”
04. The Antlers – “Intruders”
05. Sharon Van Etten – “Afraid Of Nothing”
06. Tennis – “Bad Girls”
07. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
08. Hiss Golden Messenger – “Mahogany Dread”
09. Speedy Ortiz – “American Horror”
10. Grouper – “Holding”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2014: Album Review: Jenny Lewis – Voyager   

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2015: Father John Misty’s I Love You Honey Bear

Film She’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Knight of Cups

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Tony Hardy, Senior Staff Writer

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tonyhardy Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
02. Arc Iris – Arc Iris
03. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
04. Weird Al Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
05. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
06. Morton Valence – Left
07. Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
08. Snowbird – Moon
09. Jimi Goodwin – Odludek
10. Summer Camp – Beyond Clueless

Songs:
01. Elbow – “My Sad Captains”
02. Snowbird – “Snowbird – All Wishes are Ghosts”
03. Arc Iris – “Canadian Cowboy”
04. Gabby Young & Other Animals – “Fear of Flying”
05. Tiny Ruins – “Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens”
06. Morton Valence – “The Day I Went to Bed for 10 Years”
07. First Aid Kit – “Waitress Song”
08. Ben Howard – “End of the Affair”
09. Jimi Goodwin – “Oh! Whiskey”
10. Hero Fisher – “Fear Not Victorious”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Festival Review: Glastonbury 2014: Top 30 Moments + Photos

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Kodaline’s Coming Up For Air

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Alan Bennett’s The Lady In The Van – I’m in it!
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Brian Josephs, Senior Staff Writer

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briansuit Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. FKA twigs – LP1
04. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
05. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
06. YG – My Krazy Life
07. Swans – To Be Kind
08. Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
09. TV on the Radio – Seeds
10. Interpol – El Pintor

Songs
1. FKA twigs – “Pendulum”
2. Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
3. Run The Jewels – “Early”
4. Flying Lotus – “Coronus The Terminator”
5. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
6. Spoon – “Do You”
7. Freddie Gibbs – “Knicks”
8. Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
9. Drake – “0-100 / The Catch Up”
10. YG – “Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Album Review: FKA twigs – LP1 

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Kanye West’s untitled

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Jupiter Ascending

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Pat Levy, Senior Staff Writer

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pat levy Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and Films
Albums:
01. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
02. Kool A.D. – Word O.K.
03. Spooky Black – Black Silk
04. Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
05. Lakutis – 3 Seashells
06. Future Islands – Singles
07. Zelooperz – HELP
08. The Orwells – Disgraceland
09. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
10. Yung Lean – Unknown Memory

Songs:
01. Kool A.D. feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire – “Tight”
02. Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”
03. Lil B – “Fuck Kevin Durant”
04. Twin Peaks – “Making Breakfast”
05. Kindness – “This is Not About Us”
06. Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”
07. Yung Lean – “Volt”
08. Run the Jewels – “All Due Respect”
09. Cities Aviv – “Fool”
10. Spooky Black – “DJ Khaled is My Father”

Films:
01. Guardians of the Galaxy
02. Only Lovers Left Alive
03. The Lego Movie
04. The Rover
05. Boyhood
06. Neighbors
07. Whiplash
08. Jodorowsky’s Dune
09. Nightcrawler
10. Godzilla

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: Album Review: Run the Jewels – RTJ2

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Jurassic World
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Lior Phillips, Senior Staff Writer

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randallcolburnAlbums:
01. Nils Frahm – Spaces
02. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
03. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
04. Sharon van Etten – Are We There
05. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
06. FKA Twigs – LP1
07. Future Islands – Singles
08. Caribou – Our Love
09. Owen Palette – In Conflict
10. Beck – Morning Phase

Songs:
01. Wild Beasts – “Palace”
02. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
03. Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”
04. Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love is Killing Me”
05. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
06. The Acid – “Basic Instinct”
07. Mapei – “Don’t Wait”
08. Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”
09. Ought – “Habit”
10. Viet Cong – “Continental Shelf”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2014: The Multiple Tab Syndrome in Music 

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2015: Radiohead

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Derek Staples, Senior Staff Writer

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derekstaples e1399056288232 Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Caribou – Our Love
02. Sinkane – Mean Love
03. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
04. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
05. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
06. Aphex Twin – SYRO
07. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
08. Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy
09. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
10. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

Songs:
01. Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t You Cry”
02. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
03. Kendrick Lamar – “i”
04. Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”
05. Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
06. Nas – “The Season”
07. Hiss Golden Messenger – “Mahogany Dread”
08. Damien Rice – “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”
09. Oliver Heldens – “Koala”
10. Aphex Twin – “minipops 67 [120.2]“

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: The Big Business of Electronic Music Culture

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Björk

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: In the Heart of the Sea

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Josh Terry, Senior Staff Writer/News Writer

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joshterry Staff Lists 2014: Top 10 Albums, Songs, and FilmsAlbums:
01. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
02. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
03. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
04. Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
05. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
06. PUP – PUP
07. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
08.  Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
09.  Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE
10. Merchandise – After The End

Songs:
01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting On You)”
02. Isaiah Rashad – “Heavenly Father”
03. PUP – “Guilt Trip”
04. Speedy Ortiz – “American Horror”
05. Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”
06. The Districts – “Rocking Chair”
07. Sharon Van Etten – “Tarifa”
08.  Spoon – “Inside Out”
09. Merchandise – “Green Lady”
10. Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2014: CoSign: The Districts

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2015: Father John Misty’s I Love You, HoneyBear

Film He’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
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