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Sound Waves Top 30 2014

Here’s the long awaited annual Sound Waves Top 30.  There were a lot of great albums released in 2014.  It was truly difficult to select only 30, but these albums got a lot of spins on Sound Waves throughout the year.
Here’s to a great year and a rockin’ 2015!
 
Tune in to Sound Waves on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday Dec. 31, 10am-2pm and we’ll run down this list and a few more honorable mentions.

# - ARTIST - ALBUM - LABEL

1 - Spoon - They Want My Soul - Loma Vista

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fd6aXM8WHGw

2 - Hozier - Hozier - Columbia

3 - Alt J - This Is All Yours - Atlantic

4 -Beck - Morning Phase - Capital

5 - War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream - Secretly Canadaian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1LmX5c7HoUw

6 - Merchandise - After The End - 4AD Records

7 - Temples - Sun Structures - Fat Possum

8 - Perfume Genius - Too Bright -  Matador

9 - Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour -  Capital

10 - Chet Faker - Built On Glass - Downtown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hi4pzKvuEQM

11 - Black Keys - Fever - Nonesuch

12 - Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker - ATO Records

13 - New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers - Matador

14 - New Basement Tapes - Lost On The River - Harvest

15 - Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers - Merge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Hkdsr-NpyDI

16 - Milky Chance - Sadnecessary - Republic

17 - Foxygen - And Star Power - Jagjaguwar

18 - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager - Warner Bros.

19 - Future Islands - Singles - 4AD Records

20 - How To Dress Well - What Is This Heart - Domino

21 - TV On The Radio - Seeds - Harvest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OaKVy-FlaUA

22 - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence - Interscope

23 - First Aid Kit - Stay Gold - Columbia

24 - Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams - Pax/Capital

25 - Ray Lamontagne - Supernova - RCA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=X294h3dl2_I

26 - Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain - Nonesuch

27 - Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Dereconstructed - Sub Pop

28- Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animals - Mom+Pop

29 - Real Estate - Atlas - Domino

30 - Sharon Van Etten - Are We There - Jagjaguwar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=80-_CpH07QQ

Originally from Boston, Todd Kennedy began volunteering at WFIT 89.5 FM in 1992 as a late night jazz DJ. In 1998 he was hired as Director of Operations and in 2004 he became Program Director.