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WXDU Top 100 Albums & Top 25 Comps/Reissues of 2014

 WXDU Top 100 2014

  1. 59...See Gulls...2 Songs...s/r

  2. 59...Angel Olsen...Burn Your Fire For No Witness...Jagjaguwar

  3. 56...Lee Fields...Emma Jean...Truth & Soul

  4. 55...Ex Hex...Rips...Merge

  5. 54...Thee Oh Sees...Drop...Castle Face

  6. 53...Tinariwen...Emmaar...Anti-

  7. 53...Dum Dum Girls...Too True...Sub Pop

  8. 52...Hiss Golden Messenger...Lateness of Dancers...Merge

  9. 50...Insect Surfers...Infra Green...Marlin

  10. 50...J Mascis...Tied to a Star...Sub Pop

  11. 48...Caribou...Our Love...Merge

  12. 47...Dex Romweber Duo...Images 13...Bloodshot

  13. 46...Horizontal Hold...This is Not a Living...Potluck

  14. 46...Ty Segall...Manipulator...Drag City

  15. 45...Bombay Dub Orchestra...Tales from the Grand Bazaar...Six Degrees

  16. 44...Cibo Matto...Hotel Valentine...Chimera Music

  17. 44...David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s...End Times Undone...Merge

  18. 43...Daniel Bachman...Orange County Serenade...Bathetic

  19. 43...Last Year's Men...Underwhelmed...s/r

  20. 43...John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff...Everything Except Goodbye...s/r

  21. 42...Sylvan Esso...Sylvan Esso ...Partisan

  22. 42...Reigning Sound...Shattered...Merge

  23. 42...Bob Mould...Beauty and Ruin...Merge

  24. 42...William Tyler...Lost Colony...Merge

  25. 42...Sun Kil Moon...Benji...Caldo Verde

  26. 41...Silent Lunch...Late to Bloom...s/r

  27. 41...The Notwist...Close to the Glass...Sub Pop

  28. 41...Hospitality...Trouble...Merge

  29. 41...Blood Orange...Cupid Deluxe...Domino

  30. 41...Tune-Yards...Nikki Nack...4AD

  31. 40...Humble Tripe...The Giving...Harper Wells Music

  32. 40...Steve Gunn...Way Out Weather...Paradise of Bachelors

  33. 40...Wooden Wand...Farmer's Comer...Fire

  34. 40...Temples...Sun Structures...Fat Possum

  35. 39...Lilac Shadows...No Dark/No Light...s/r

  36. 39...TOW3RS...TL;DR...Phuzz

  37. 39...Nathan Bowles...Nansemond...Paradise of Bachelors

  38. 38...The Backsliders...Raleighwood EP...s/r

  39. 38...Antibalas...Tattletale Pts. 1 & 2...Daptone

  40. 37...Wesley Wolfe...Numbskull...s/r

  41. 37...Hiss Golden Messenger...Bad Debt...Paradise of Bachelors

  42. 37...Curtis Eller's American Circus...How to Make It in Hollywood...s/r

  43. 37...Cate Le Bon...Mug Museum...Wichita

  44. 36...Bobby Patterson...I Got More Soul!...Omnivore

  45. 36...The Budos Band...Burnt Offering...Daptone

  46. 35...Datahata...Spectral Cities...GROVL Tapes

  47. 35...Dan Melchior Und Das Menace...Hunger...Castle Face

  48. 35...Real Estate...Atlas...Domino

  49. 35...Drive By Truckers...English Oceans...ATO

  50. 35...King Tuff...Black Moon Spell...Sub Pop

  51. 34...Ashrae Fax...Never Really Been Into It...Mexican Summer

  52. 34...Horseback...Piedmont Apocrypha...Three Lobed Records

  53. 34...Lud...Defenestration Boulevard...s/r

  54. 34...The Tender Fruit...Darkness Comes...s/r

  55. 34...The Souljazz Orchestra...Inner Fire...Strut

  56. 34...Cloud Nothings...Here and Nowhere Else...Carpark

  57. 34...Tiny Ruins...Brightly Painted One...Flying Nun/Arch Hill

  58. 34...Vertical Scratchers...Daughter of Everything...Merge

  59. 33...Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba...The Great Peace...s/r

  60. 33...Secret Boyfriend...This Is Always Where You've Lived...Blackest Ever Black

  61. 33...Le Weekend...No Object...Potluck

  62. 33...Wood Ear...Electric Alone...Churchkey

  63. 33...Steve Gunn and Mike Gangloff...Melodies for a Savage Fix...Imprec

  64. 33...Bleeding Rainbow...Interrupt...Kanine

  65. 32...Flesh Wounds...Bitter Boy 7"...Merge

  66. 32...Spider Bags...Frozen Letter...Merge

  67. 32...Shipwrecker...Shipwrecker...s/r

  68. 32...Run the Jewels...RTJ2...Mass Appeal

  69. 32...HTRK...Psychic 9-5 Club...Ghostly International

  70. 32...The Vaselines...V for Vaselines...Rosary

  71. 32...Swans...To Be Kind...Young God

  72. 32...Denney and the Jets...Mexican Coke...Limited Fanfare

  73. 32...Wye Oak...Shriek...Merge

  74. 32...Fresh and Onlys...House of Spirits...Mexican Summer

  75. 32...The War On Drugs...Lost in the Dream...Secretly Canadian

  76. 31...Solar Halos...Solar Halos...Devouter

  77. 31...Como Mamas...Out of the Wilderness 7”...Daptone

  78. 31...Cherry Glazerr...Haxel Princess...Burger

  79. 31...Mac Demarco...Salad Days...Captured Tracks

  80. 30...Sagan Youth Boys...Annotated Universe...Tone-Log

  81. 30...Ama Divers...An Echo in the Sound...s/r

  82. 30...Chatham County Line...Tightrope...Yep Roc

  83. 30...Logical Sound Discovery...Thrill Seeker...s/r

  84. 30...Chicago Underground Duo...Locus...Northern-Spy

  85. 30...Woods...With Light and Love...Woodsist

  86. 30...Goat...Commune...Sub Pop

  87. 30...Bonnie Prince Billy...Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues...Drag City

  88. 30...clipping....CLPPNG...Sub Pop

  89. 29...Flesh Wounds...Flesh Wounds...Snot

  90. 29...Whatever Brains...SSR-63/SSR-64...Sorry State

  91. 29...Imarhan Timbuktu...Akal Warled...Clermont Music

  92. 29...Purling Hiss...Weirdon...Drag City

  93. 29...Sharon Van Etten...Are We There...Jagjaguwar

  94. 29...Myriam Gendron...Not So Deep As a Well...Feeding Tube

  95. 29...Sapphire Slows...Allegoria...Not Not Fun

  96. 29...Foxygen......And Star Power...Jagjaguwar

  97. 29...Yelle...Completement Fou...Kemosabe

  98. 28...Drag Sounds...II...s/r

  99. 28...No Love...Tape #2...s/r

  100. 28...Ausmuteants...Order of Operation...Goner

 

Reissues and Compilations

 

  1. 49...Various Artists...Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974...Light in the Attic

  2. 38...Dr. Feelgood...All Through the City (with Wilko 1974-77)...EMI

  3. 37...Lambchop...Nixon...Merge

  4. 36...Uncle Tupelo...No Depression...Sony

  5. 36...Mike Cooper...Trout Steel...Paradise of Bachelors

  6. 34...Mike Cooper...Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co....Paradise of Bachelors

  7. 32...Various Artists...Feral Grind...Submit

  8. 32...Bobby Charles...Bobby Charles...Light in the Attic

  9. 32...Rowland S. Howard...Pop Crimes...Fat Possum

  10. 31...Various Artists...Merge 25th Anniversary Covers...Merge

  11. 31...Lemon Nash...Papa Lemon: The 1959-61 Oster & Allen Recordings...Arhoolie

  12. 31...Various Artists...Imaginations: Psychedelic Sounds From the Young Blood, Beacon and Mother Labels, 1969-1974...Guerssen

  13. 31...Various Artists...The Sound of Siam Volume 2: Molam and Luk Thung Isan from Northeast Thailand 1970-1982...Soundway

  14. 30...Various Artists...Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles...Numero Group

  15. 30...Various Artists...I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983...Tompkins Square

  16. 30...The Brothers and Sisters...Dylan's Gospel...Light in the Attic

  17. 30...Barbara Lynn...Here is Barbara Lynn...Light in the Attic

  18. 29...Smoky Babe...Way Back in the Country Blues: The Lost Dr. Oster Recordings...Arhoolie

  19. 29...Selda...Selda...Pharaway Sounds

  20. 29...Songs: Ohia...Journey On: Collected Singles...Secretly Canadian

  21. 28...Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen...Hot Licks, Cold Steel, and Truckers Favorites...Raven

  22. 27...Victrola...Maritime Tatami 12"...Dark Entries

  23. 27...Various...Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues and Jazz 1925 - 1961...Document

  24. 27...The Terminals...Singles & Sundries...Ba Da Bing

  25. 26...Robert Wyatt...’68...Cuneiform