Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Best of 2014: Triangle Music readers' favorites

I say this every year but as much as Justin and I (Kevin) love sharing our favorite music of the year with you all, we love finding out what you guys have been digging throughout the year even more.

This year our readers picked The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream as their favorite album of the year and the band also nabbed the favorite song of the year with "Red Eyes." Tune-Yards at the Cat's Cradle in October was the favorite show of the year, though The War on Drugs also made that list coming in at number three with their set at the Hopscotch Music Festival.

Check out the complete results below and as always, thanks to all the folks that took the time to send in your favorites.

Favorite albums
1. Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs
2. Morning Phase by Beck
3. Rips by Ex Hex
4. Lateness of Dancers by Hiss Golden Messenger
5. They Want My Soul by Spoon
6. Run the Jewels 2 by Run the Jewels
7. Ryan Adams by Ryan Adams
8. Lazaretto by Jack White
9. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music by Sturgill Simpson
10. St. Vincent by St. Vincent

Favorite songs
1. "Red Eyes" by The War on Drugs
2. "Inside Out" by Spoon
3. "Coffee" by Sylvan Esso
4. "Birth in Reverse" by St. Vincent
5. "Turtles All the Way Down" by Sturgill Simpson
6. "Mahogany Dread" by Hiss Golden Messenger
7. "Blue Moon" by Beck
8. "An Ocean Between the Waves" by The War on Drugs
9. "Seasons (Waiting on You)" by Future Islands
10. "Can't Do It Without You" by Caribou

Favorite reissues
1. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
2. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
3. Definitely Maybe by Oasis

Favorite shows
1. Tune-Yards @ Cat’s Cradle, October 16
2. Future Islands @ Cat’s Cradle, April 27-28
3. The War on Drugs @ Hopscotch Music Festival, Lincoln Theatre, September 4
4. Beck @ Red Hat Amphitheater, July 23
5. Queens of the Stone Age @ Memorial Auditorium, January 30

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