Best of 2014…so far

As we reach the halfway point of 2014, I give you my best of list…so far.  I’ve included my favorite albums, books and tv up to this point.  Don’t be sad, everyone will get the full list in a couple of months.  Did I leave anything out?  Have a suggestion or two?  Send me an e-mail.  I leave all of you with this…and as always, enjoy!

Albums (in alphabetical order)

  1. Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  2. The Antlers- Familiars
  3. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks- Enter the Slasher House
  4. Ben Frost- AURORA
  5. Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band- Landmarks
  6. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else
  7. Courtney Barnett- The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  8. Death Grips- niggas on the moon
  9. Dum Dum Girls- Too True
  10. EMA- The Future’s Void
  11. Fear of Men- Loom
  12. First Aid Kit- Stay Gold
  13. Fucked Up- Glass Boys
  14. Hamilton Leithauser- Black Hours
  15. James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical
  16. Juliana Barwick- Rosabi (ep)
  17. Lykke Li- I Never Learn
  18. Mas Ysa- Worth (ep)
  19. Morrissey- World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  20. The Notwist- Close to the Glass
  21. Painted Palms- Forever
  22. Parquet Courts- Sunbathing Animal
  23. Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love
  24. Protomartyr- Under Color of Official Right
  25. Real Estate- Atlas
  26. Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron
  27. Sharon Van Etten- Are We There
  28. Sylvan Esso- s/t
  29. Tune-Yards- Nikki Nack
  30. The War On Drugs- Lost In The Dream
  31. Warpaint- s/t
  32. White Lung- Deep Fantasy
  33. Wild Beasts- Present Tense
  34. Woods- With Light and With Love
  35. Wye Oak- Shriek


Books (in alphabetical order)

  1. This Dark Road to Mercy- Wiley Cash
  2. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?- Dave Eggers
  3. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour- Joshua Ferris
  4. In Paradise- Peter Matthiessen
  5. Praying Drunk- Kyle Minor
  6. In the Light of What We Know- Zia Haider Rahman
  7. What We’ve Lost is Nothing- Rachel Louise Snyder
  8. Boy, Snow, Bird- Helen Oyeyemi
  9. The End of the Book: A Novel- Porter Shreve
  10. What’s Important is Feeling- Adam Wilson


TV (in alphabetical order)

  1. The Blacklist
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Girls
  4. House of Cards
  5. Louie
  6. Mad Men
  7. Orange is the New Black
  8. Parenthood
  9. Parks and Recreation
  10. True Detective