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2015

Here Are Our Individual DJs’ Best Of 2014 Lists

At the end of 2014, V89’s DJ staff voted for its favorite albums of the year, to be tallied and counted down on-air during a seven hour “Best of 2014” special. That special aired  yesterday and the results have been announced (to view our list, click here), but we’re not done yet: while the top albums list has been a tradition at V89 for several years now, 2014 saw V89 experience a huge upgrade in the capabilities of its website. To celebrate this, in addition to voting for our aggregate list, we decided to ask the DJs if they would like their top 10s to be posted . Below are the DJs who said yes, and their favorite releases of 2014:

David W.:

  1. Thou- “Heathen”
  2. Grouper – “Ruins”
  3. Real Estate – “Atlas”
  4. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  5. Hundred Waters – “The Moon Rang Like A Bell”
  6. FKA Twigs – “LP1”
  7. Sun Kil Moon – “Benji”
  8. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Lose”
  9. Swans – “To Be Kind”
  10. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – “Alpha Piscium”

Savannah M.:

  1. Alt-J – “This Is All Yours”
  2. Lydia Ainsworth – “Right From Real”
  3. Real Estate – “Atlas”
  4. Kishi Bashi – “Lighght”
  5. Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World”
  6. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
  7. TV On The Radio – “Seeds”
  8. Aphex Twin – “Syro”
  9. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  10. La Dispute – “Rooms Of The House”

Alec L.:

  1. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  2. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  3. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”
  4. Future Islands – “Singles”
  5. Arca – “Xen”
  6. Goat – “Commune”
  7. Juan Wauters – “N.A.P. North American Poetry”
  8. Sylvan Esso – “Sylvan Esso”
  9. Aphex Twin – “Syro”
  10. Tycho – “Awake”

Kayla J.:

  1. Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World”
  2. Foxing – “The Albatross”
  3. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
  4. White Lung – “Deep Fantasy”
  5. The Menzingers – “Rented World”
  6. The Coathangers – “Suck My Shirt”
  7. Cloud Nothings – “Here And Nowhere Else”
  8. Buffalo Buffalo – “Coping Systems”
  9. Jenny Lewis – “The Voyager”
  10. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”

Abbie G.:

  1. Sylvan Esso – “Sylvan Esso”
  2. Alvvays – “Alvvays”
  3. Shabazz Palaces – “Lese Majesty”
  4. Nicholas Nicholas – “Wrong”
  5. Royksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again”
  6. Yelle – “Complètement Fou”
  7. Com Truise – “Little Boots”
  8. Mac DeMarco – “Salad Days”
  9. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  10. Nah – “Woe”

Andres R.:

  1. Alex G – “DSU”
  2. Mr Twin Sister – “Mr Twin Sister”
  3. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
  4. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Lose”
  5. The Bilinda Butchers – “Heaven”
  6. Send Away Stranger – “Gables”
  7. Pure X – “Angel”
  8. Frankie Cosmos – “Zentropy”
  9. Juan Wauters – “N.A.P. North American Poetry”
  10. Ricky Eat Acid – “Three Love Songs”

Andrew Bu.:

  1. Cloud Nothings – “Here And Nowhere Else”
  2. Mac DeMarco – “Salad Days”
  3. Future Islands – “Singles”
  4. Alt-J – “This Is All Yours”
  5. GRMLN – “Soon Away”
  6. Ty Segall – “Manipulator”
  7. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
  8. TV On The Radio – “Seeds”
  9. St. Vincent – “St. Vincent”
  10. Lee Fields – “Emma Jean”

Ashley T.:

  1. Flying Lotus – “You’re Dead!”
  2. White Lung – “Deep Fantasy”
  3. Ought – “More Than Any Other Day”
  4. Protomartyr – “Under Color Of Official Right”
  5. tUnE-yArDs – “Nikki Nack”
  6. Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
  7. Hundred Waters – “The Moon Rang Like A Bell”
  8. Iceage – “Plowing Into The Field Of Love”
  9. Parquet Courts – “Sunbathing Animal”
  10. Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There”

Bradley E.:

  1. Thou – “Heathen”
  2. Total Control – “Typical System”
  3. Grouper – “Ruins”
  4. Indian – “From All Purity”
  5. Raspberry Bulbs – “Privacy”
  6. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  7. Sun Kil Moon – “Benji”
  8. Swans – “To Be Kind”
  9. Ben Frost – “A U R O R A”
  10. Pharmakon – “Bestial Burden”

Chad S.:

  1. Caribou – “Our Love”
  2. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  3. Xepter Rose – “Selenitic Landscapes”
  4. Teebs – “E S T A R A”
  5. Christopher Willits – “Opening”
  6. Thee Oh Sees – “Drop”
  7. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”
  8. Ben Varian – “Real Domestic Scene”
  9. Real Estate – “Atlas”
  10. Chrome Sparks – “Goddess”

Chris R.:

  1. Swans – “To Be Kind”
  2. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
  3. These New Puritans – “Field Of Reeds”
  4. FKA Twigs – LP1″
  5. Iceage – “Plowing Into The Field Of Love”
  6. St. Vincent – “St. Vincent”
  7. Hundred Waters – “The Moon Rang Like A Bell”
  8. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – “Sea When Absent”
  9. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  10. Tobacco – “Ultima II Massage”

Crystal B.:

  1. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
  2. The Coathangers – “Suck My Shirt”
  3. Ex Hex – “Rips”
  4. TacocaT – “NVM”
  5. Buffalo Buffalo – “Ad Astra Per Aspera”
  6. Cats On Wax – “Handstands”
  7. Melt Channel – “Magic Is Real”
  8. The Rosebuds – “Sand + Silence”
  9. Buffalo Buffalo – “Coping Systems”
  10. Architecture In Helsinki – “NOW + 4EVA”

Derek J.:

  1. Aphex Twin – “Syro”
  2. Ex-Breathers – “ExBx”
  3. AJ Davila – “Terror Amor”
  4. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Lose”
  5. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  6. tUnE-yArDs – “Nikki Nack”
  7. Melt Channel – “Magic Is Real”
  8. Various Artists – “Tallahassee Calling 2014”
  9. Whateverer – “Bend”
  10. FKA Twigs – “LP1”

Dylan K.:

  1. White Lung – “Deep Fantasy”
  2. Sun Kil Moon – “Benji”
  3. United Nations – “The Next Four Years”
  4. Shabazz Palaces – “Lese Majesty”
  5. The Body & The Haxan Cloak – “I Shall Die Here”
  6. Floor – “Oblation”
  7. Swans – “To Be Kind”
  8. Grouper – “Ruins”
  9. Solids – “Blame Confusion”
  10. Kelis – “Food”

Kevin H.:

  1. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  2. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  3. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  4. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  5. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  6. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  7. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  8. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  9. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  10. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”

Kyle L.:

  1. Foodman – “Drum Desu”
  2. Dntel – “Human Voice”
  3. Crying – “Get Olde / Second Wind”
  4. 18+ – “Trust”
  5. FaltyDL – “In The Wild”
  6. Cult Cosmos – “Digital Anthropology”
  7. FKA Twigs – “LP1”
  8. Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There”
  9. Jake Tobin – “Torment”
  10. Gobby – “Beats By Gobby”

Mark P.:

  1. Magnolia Electric Co. – “Magnolia Electric Co.” (10th Anniversary Reissue)
  2. Foxing – “The Albatross”
  3. Buffalo Buffalo – “Coping Systems”
  4. Joyce Manor – “Never Hungover Again”
  5. Sun Kil Moon – “Benji”
  6. Dikembe – “Mediumship”
  7. Fugazi – “First Demo”
  8. S. Carey – “Range Of Light”
  9. Strand Of Oaks – “Heal”
  10. Girlpool – “Girlpool”

Pao R.:

  1. BadBadNotGood – “III”
  2. Ben Varian – “Real Domestic Scene”
  3. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”
  4. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  5. Chrome Sparks – “Goddess”
  6. Hundred Waters – “The Moon Rang Like A Bell”
  7. Real Estate – “Atlas”
  8. Odesza – “Anchor”
  9. Teebs – “E S T A R A”
  10. Viet Cong – “Cassette”

Perry R.:

  1. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  2. The New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
  3. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Lose”
  4. Kishi Bashi – “Lighght”
  5. Alex G – “DSU”
  6. Merchandise – “After The End”
  7. Sun Kil Moon – “Benji”
  8. Jenny Lewis – “The Voyager”
  9. Woods – “With Light And With Love”
  10. Cloud Nothings – “Here And Nowhere Else”

Rory K.:

  1. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Lose”
  2. Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
  3. Real Estate – “Atlas”
  4. Ought – “More Than Any Other Day”
  5. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Wig Out And Jagbags”
  6. Cloud Nothings – “Here And Nowhere Else”
  7. Gardens & Villa – “Dunes”
  8. Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There”
  9. St. Vincent – “St. Vincent”
  10. Parquet Courts – “Sunbathing Animal”

Sawyer V.:

  1. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”
  2. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  3. Caribou – “Our Love”
  4. Tobacco – “Ultima II Massage”
  5. Clark – “Clark”
  6. Arca – “Xen”
  7. FKA Twigs – “LP1”
  8. Sylvan Esso – “Sylvan Esso”
  9. Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels 2”
  10. Flying Lotus – “You’re Dead!”

Victoria B.:

  1. Chet Faker – “Built On Glass”
  2. Foxing – “The Albatross”
  3. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
  4. FKA Twigs – “LP1”
  5. Buffalo Buffalo – “Coping System”
  6. Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World”
  7. Cloud Nothings – “Here And Nowhere Else”
  8. Owen Pallett – “In Conflict”
  9. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Some Heavy Ocean”
  10. Clipping – “CLPPNG”

Victoria D.:

  1. Gardens & Villa – “Dunes”
  2. Ariel Pink – “Pom Pom”
  3. Bo Ningen – “III”
  4. Great Beer – “Empty Cans”
  5. Alt-J – “This Is All Yours”
  6. Tennis – “Ritual In Repeat”
  7. Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”
  8. Girma Yifrashewa – “Love And Peace”
  9. Goat – “Commune”
  10. FaltyDL – “In The Wild”