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[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2014 Album Releases

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:50 am | 2 Comments

Time for my twice-annual list of upcoming albums I’m looking forward to this calendar year. Obviously not all guaranteed gets, but all are long-players (and a couple short-players) that I’m curious about, to varying degrees. Ideally they’ll each get at least a little eartime, but hey, nothing’s ideal.

Since we’re a few weeks into 2014, a bunch are already out, and the flow of new music release announcements that started as a trickle is now a steady stream. There are at least a few new titles and dates that reach my radar every day, so I’ll try and keep this list updated when I can. To listen to many of these songs, check out my playlist from last Thursday’s New Music Night. The links provided below are inconsistent, and in some cases absent – some go to pre-order, some to band pages, some to places to listen. I’ll clean them up as time goes on, but if I keep fine-tuning this list, I’ll never get around to posting it.

First, some personal standouts so far this year…

  • The new Mogwai (out last week) and Gem Club (out today!) albums will find themselves on my next year-end faves list, for sure. So, so great.

  • Been waiting for that Dylan In The Movies full-length for years. Its sudden availability is a very welcome surprise.

  • Can’t wait to get lost inside the new Tara Jane ONeil LP. Hurry it up, postal carrier.

  • Speaking of special deliveries, as I was working on this post a few days ago the new +/- {PLUS/MINUS} album, “Jumping The Tracks”, showed up at my door. It’s not out until February 4th, but I’m the beneficiary of pre-ordering from the illustrious Teen-Beat Records. Already, I’m a little obsessed… it’s the best album I’ve heard in ages, from the first note to the last. They somehow exceeded my already lofty expectations, and everything else is going to be fighting for turntable time, because I can’t see this one going back in its sleeve anytime soon.

So, anything I might love that I missed on the list below? Anything you care passionately about that I should share? Leave a comment or drop a note on the Facebook thread…

Almanac Anticipated 2014 Album Releases…






On the way, with no exact date yet…

And here’s hoping…

  • Built To Spill
  • The Cure
  • Ross Flournoy / Apex Manor
  • Mammoth Penguins (ex-Standard Fare!)
  • Nada Surf
  • Skeletal Shakes (also ex-Standard Fare!)
  • Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
  • … aaaaand The Long Winters. (insert pithy quip about annual mention here)

Alright, lay those recommendations on me. Or let me know what you’ve already picked up from the list above, and how it’s hitting. I’ll just be over here listening to Plus/Minus.


2 Responses to “[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2014 Album Releases”

  1. Ben
    January 28th, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    Conor Oberst is playing some festivals so there’s likely another solo/mystic valley band album out this year. Also Jack White has announced he’s finished a new solo album. Both of those seem worth mention

  2. Chris
    January 30th, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    When Particles Collide are dropping a full length on June 12th

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