We’ve been counting down our favorites of the past year with our Tops of 2014 posts for two weeks now, and it’s all led up to this. Our favorite albums of 2014. In an industry that is constantly creating incentives for one off releases, we still hold full album releases near at heart. It’s an art form to create a series of pieces that as a whole outshine the individual; it’s a lesson to new producers and a reminder to the experienced: show the world what you’re made of, and let your music become part of something bigger. Fans will gladly follow along for the ride.

And what a beautiful year it was for albums this year; we saw brand new artists making names, some of our favorites from the past two years hit us with huge sophomore releases, and some vets flexed seasoned album-crafting muscles for us. I was also pleased to see that the Souls In Action crew agreed on several releases, so I can announce our favorite albums of the year!

1. Odesza– ‘In Return’ |  4 votes

2. Alt-J– ‘This Is All Yours’  | 3 votes

3. Tie: SBTRKT– ‘Wonder Where We Land’ / Run The Jewels– ‘Run The Jewels 2’  /  Flying Lotus– ‘You’re Dead’  | 2 Votes each

And of course our submissions by team member:

Andy Immerman

Artist: Album Title:
Jungle Jungle
Spoon They Want My Soul
Slow Magic How To Run Away
Beck Morning Phase
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso

Andrew (Pump The Jam)

Artist: Album Title:
Alt-J This Is All Yours
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
Flying Lotus You’re Dead

Theresa (Artist Management Ace In The Hole)

Artist: Album Title:
Jungle Jungle.
Alt-J This Is All Yours
Odesza In Return

Hensley (Hip Hop Anonymous)

Artist: Album Title:
Run The Jewls Run The Jewls 2
G-Eazy These Things Happen
Flying Lotus You’re Dead
Malkovich Pre-Boarding
Atmosphere Southsiders

Jaquelyn (Jackie of All Trades)

Artist: Album Title:
Odesza In Return
Alt-J This is All Yours
Chet Faker Built on Glass
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour

Dante (The Groove)

Artist: Album Title:
Banks Goddess
K.Flay Life As A Dog
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
Tender Games Tender Games
Jessie Ware Tough Love
Little Boots Business Pleasure

Melissa (Under The Radar)

Artist: Album Title:
Manic Focus Cerebral Eclipse
Odesza In Return
SizzleBird Further
Tycho Awake

Griffin (That New Nu)

Artist: Album Title:
Porter Robinson Worlds.
La Roux Trouble In Paradise
Odesza In Return
Broken Bells After The Disco
RAC Strangers

 

Well that about wraps it up folks, it’s been a blast recapping 2014 with all of you. Thanks so much to each and every one of you for keeping up on the SIA blog, coming out to support events, and generally getting that soul of yours into action. While we’re sad to see 2014 go, we can’t wait for what lies ahead. 2015 is going to be a huge year for music, for art, for activism, for Souls In Action. Get ready, because big things are coming.

SIA all day!

 

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