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

Your favorite authors share their own picks.

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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…


    Alex Young, Publisher

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    alexyoungAlbums:
    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

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    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)”


    Michael Roffman, Editor-in-Chief

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    roffmanAlbums:
    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)”

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    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.


    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

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    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


    Adam Kivel, Managing Editor

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    kivelAlbums:
    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

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    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


    George “Sami” Jarroush, Video Director

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    jarroushAlbums:
    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

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    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


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

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    cosoresAlbums:
    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.


    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


    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

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

    Film She’s Most Anticipating for 2015: Jurassic World


    Sasha Geffen, Associate Editor

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    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


    Mike Madden, Associate Editor

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    maddenAlbums:
    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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    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

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    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

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    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.)

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    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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    capblackardAlbums:
    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

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    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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    pfleegorAlbums:
    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

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    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


    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”

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    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


    Ryan Bray, Senior Staff Writer

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    ryanbrayAlbums:
    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

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    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


    Dan Caffrey, Senior Staff Writer

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    dancaffreyAlbums:
    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

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    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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    randallcolburnAlbums:
    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)

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    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


    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


    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

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    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


    Tony Hardy, Senior Staff Writer

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    tonyhardyAlbums:
    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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    briansuitAlbums:
    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


    Pat Levy, Senior Staff Writer

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    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

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    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”

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

    Album She’s Most Excited for in 2015: Radiohead


    Derek Staples, Senior Staff Writer

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    Albums:
    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


    Josh Terry, Senior Staff Writer/News Writer

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    joshterryAlbums:
    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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