Ryan Adams -- Ryan Adams
Damon Albarn -- Everyday Robots
*The Apache Relay -- Apache Relay
The Autumn Defense -- Fifth
*Andrew Bird -- Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...
Black Lips -- Underneath the Rainbow
*Benjamin Booker -- Benjamin Booker
Centro-matic -- Take Pride in Your Long Odds
EELS -- The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Fear of Men -- Loom
FREEMAN -- FREEMAN
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger -- Midnight Sun
Greyhounds -- Accumulator
*Hiss Golden Messenger -- Lateness of Dancers
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- Give The People What They Want
King Tuff -- Black Moon Spell
Mimicking Birds -- Eons
The New Basement Tapes -- Lost on the River
Pixies -- Indie Cindy
Damien Rice -- My Favorite Faded Fantasy
*Roadkill Ghost Choir -- In Tongues
Angus & Julia Stone -- Angus & Julia Stone
Sun Kil Moon -- Benji
*Tweedy -- Sukierae
Sharon Van Etten -- Are We There
* -- Artist I saw in 2014
I also want to say how fortunate I was to make it to so many shows. In 2014, I went to one festival on my own, another two with my family, and 15 other concerts. My favorite sets were offered up by Charles Bradley, Courtney Barnett, Frank Turner, Drive-by Truckers, and Michael Franti.
So between the albums and the shows, this has been a heck of a year for me musically.
Part 2 of my year-end summary is coming soon...