Top Tens 2014: Employees & Friends of the DE

Employee Top Tens: 2014

Gene Priest:

Midnight Masses -- Departures
Museum of Love -- S/T
Flying Lotus -- You’re Dead
Mongol Horde -- S/T
Sinkane -- Mean Love
Dean Blunt  -- Black Metal
Young Fathers -- Dead
∙ The Twilight Sad -- Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
D’Angelo -- Black Messiah
Cherry Ghost -- Herd Runners

Alex Sosville:

Flying Lotus --­ You're Dead
Run the Jewels --­ Run the Jewels 2
Glass Animals -- ­ Zaba
Taylor McFerrin --­ Early Riser
Thom Yorke -- ­Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Sylvan Esso --­ Sylvan Esso
St. Vincent --­ St. Vincent
∙ Yelle --­ Complement Fou
Caribou --­ Our Love
D'Angelo -- ­Black Messiah

Dylan Whaley:

Swearing at Motorists -- ­ While Laughing The Joker Tells The Truth
Tiny Moving Parts -- ­Pleasant Living
Free Throw -- Those Days Are Gone
Pianos Become Teeth -- Keep You
Empire! Empire! -- You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
Tigers Jaw -- Charmer
Prawn --­ King Fisher
∙ La Dispute -- Rooms of the House
Sharon Van Etten -- ­ Are We There?
Real Friends -- Maybe This Place Is The Same & We're Just Changing

Brian Johnson:

Thievery Corporation -- ­Saudade
Royksopp -- Inevitable End
Yelle -- Complement Fou
Sebastien Tellier ­-- L'Adventura
Pitbull -- Globalization
Trust -- Joyland
Imelda May­ -- Tribal
Taylor Swift­ -- 1989
She & Him --­ Classics
Annie Lennox -- Nostalgia

Courtney Bryant:

Trust ­-- Joyland
Depeche Mode --­ Live in Berlin
Arch Enemy ­-- War Eternal
Peter Murphy --­ Lion
Insomnium ­-- Shadows of the Dying Sun
Crosses ­-- +++
Sevendust ­-- Time Travelers & Bonfires
Royksopp -- Inevitable End
Bush ­-- Man on the Run
Fozzy ­-- Do You Wanna Start a War?

Ben Smith:

Susanna & Jenny Hval -- Meshes of Voice
Sisyphus -- Sisyphus
Mogwai -- Rave Tapes
GOAT -- Commune
Deerhoof -- La Isla Bonita
Run the Jewels -- Run the Jewels 2
Flying Lotus -- You’re Dead!
∙ House of Cosy Cushions -- Spell
Gazelle Twin -- Unflesh
Röyksopp -- The Inevitable End

Daniel King­­:

D'Angelo --­ Black Messiah
Cheatahs ­-- Cheatahs
Warpaint --­ Warpaint
Wye Oak --­ Shriek
Taylor McFerrin ­-- Early Riser
Donovan Blanc ­-- Donovan Blanc
Shabazz Palaces ­-- Lese Majesty
Thurston Moore ­-- Best Day
Sturgil Simpson --­ Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Lee Fields ­-- Emma Jean

Paula Yeary:

D'Angelo­ -- Black Messiah
Phantogram­ -- Voices
Sylvan Esso­ -- Sylvan Esso
Foo Fighters­ -- Sonic Highway
David Bowie­ -- Nothing Has Changed
Lana Del Rey -- ­Ultraviolence
Black Keys­ -- Turn Blue
Lykke Li­ -- I Never Learn
Future Islands­ -- Singles

Friends of the DE Top Tens: 2014

Paige Travis:

Sturgill Simpson -- Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Robert Ellis -- The Lights from the Chemical Plant
My Brightest Diamond -- This is My Hand
Otis Gibbs -- Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth
First Aid Kit -- Stay Gold
Sharon Van Etten -- Are We There
Phox -- Phox
The Sea The Sea -- Love We Are We Love
John Fullbright -- Songs
Count This Penny -- Wolves are Sheep EP

Josh Staunton:

Arctic Monkeys ­-- AM
St. Vincent ­-- St. Vincent
Sam Smith ­-- In the Lonely Hour
∙ Spoon ­-- They Want My Soul
War on Drugs ­-- Lost in a Dream
Ryan Adams --­ Ryan Adams
Taylor Swift ­-- 1989
Aphex Twin --­ Syro
Lees of Memory --­ Sisyphus Says
Katy Perry -- ­Prism

Steve Jenkins:

Cloud Nothings ­-- Here & Nowhere Else
Parquet Courts --­ Sunbathing Animal
Temples ­-- Sun Structures
Run the Jewels --­ Run the Jewels 2
Antlers --­ Familiars
Wax Fang --­ Astronaut
Hookworms --­ Hum
Death From Above 1979 ­-- Physical World
Ty Segall -- Manipulator

Derek Jones:

Childhood --­ Lacuna
Nothing ­-- Guilty of Everything
Shellac --­ Dude Incredible
Mongol Horde ­-- Mongol Horde
Jessica Lea Mayfield --­ Make My Head Sing
Every Time I Die --­ From Parts Unknown
Whirr ­-- Sway
Rozwell Kid --­ Too Shabby
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks ­-- Wig Out at Jagbags
Rentals --­ Lost in Alphaville

Zachary Dane:

D'Angelo --­ Black Messiah
Shabazz Palaces --­ Lese Majesty
Scott Walker/Sunn O))) --­ Soused
Gone Girl -- Soundtrack
Whirr -- Sway
Run the Jewels --­ Run the Jewels 2
Baptists --­ Bloodmines
Swans --­ To Be Kind
Eno & Hyde --­ High Life
Ryan Adams --­ 1984

Mark Arnold:

Sturgill Simpson­ -- Metamodern Sounds in Country Music *
Otis Gibbs­ -- Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth *
Rival Sons­ -- Great Western Valkyrie
The Earls of Leicester­ -- The Earls of Leicester
∙ Matt Woods­ -- With Love From Brushy Mountain
Parquet Courts­ -- Content Nausea
Chuck Mead & The Grassy Knoll Boys­ -- Free State Serenade
Lucette­ -- Black is the Color
Trigger Hippy­ -- Trigger Hippy
Courtney Barnett­ The Double EP­ -- A Sea of Split Peas

Chris Parks:

The Lees of Memory­ -- Sisyphus Says
Eno & Hyde -- ­High Life
Run the Jewels -- ­Run the Jewels 2
Cheatahs -- ­Cheatahs
Fennesz­ -- Becs
D’Angelo­ -- Black Messiah
The Life & Times­ -- Lost Bees
∙ Spoon­ -- They Want My Soul
Thurston Moore­ -- The Best Day
Copeland -- ­Because I’m Worth It

Benny Smith:

Run the Jewels ­-- Run the Jewels 2
Sturgill Simpson --­ Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Prince ­-- Plectrumelectrum
Tom Petty ­-- Hypnotic Eye
Budos Band --­ Burnt Offering
Hard Working Americans --­ Hard Working Americans
The Ephemerals -- Nothing is Easy
Cory Brannan­ -- The No­-Hit Wonder
Sylvan Esso ­--  Sylvan Esso
Alt­J ­-- This is All Yours

Andrew Bryant:

Electric Wizard - Time to Die
∙ Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Satan's Satyrs - Die Screaming
Eyehategod - S/T
∙ Those Poor Bastards - Vicious Losers
The Oath - S/T
∙ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell - The Thicker, The Better
Thou - Heathen
Prince - Plectrumelectrum
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Runaway Girl

Rob Matthews:

Courtney Barnett -- The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas
Mac DeMarco -- Salad Days
Ex Hex -- Rips
Freeman -- Freeman
∙ Jimi Goodwin -- Odludek
King Tuff -- Black Moon Spell
The New Pornographers -- Brill Bruisers
No -- El Prado
Old 97's -- Most Messed Up
∙ Owl John -- Owl John

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