Silver Platters Best Of 2014

Best Of 2014

Introduction by James B from the Northgate store.

2014 was another tremendous and somewhat controversial year for music. It saw the rise of some fresh faces, and some of music’s finest in all genres put out well received efforts.

No doubt, 2014 will be remembered as another year in the win column for Taylor Swift, with the release of her country gone pop album “1989”. No matter where you stand on the Spotify debate, her stance on pulling her music off the streaming website helped earn Swift first week sales that haven’t been seen in quite some time.U2 also caused a commotion when they partnered with Apple and download their album, for free, to every itunes subscriber.  Although some complained about the action “Songs of Innocence” still made many year’s top ten lists.  Adding to the debate about how music is delivered was Beyonce with her surprise midnight exclusive release of her album “Beyonce” on itunes before it was physically available in stores.

Veterans Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Jackson Browne, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers all had critically acclaimed releases this year. Newcomers FKA Twigs, Mac Demarco, and Parquet Courts dominated several big blog year end lists. The collaborative effort between El-P and Killer Mike, Run the Jewels, “Run the Jewels 2” might be one of the best hip-hop records in recent memory. On the heavier side, Oregon doom tyrants Yob and Arkansas band Pallbearer put out some of their best, and most critically acclaimed material to date.

It’s impossible to name every noteworthy record in one paragraph this year, or really any year for that matter. But who doesn’t love a good year end top ten list, right? Here are some of our staff’s favorite releases this year, be sure to check out some of them here at Silver Platters. Thanks for another great year. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2015 with releases by Modest Mouse, Bjork, Sleater-Kinney, Madonna, Adele, Bob Dylan and more all set to release new music.

Ben H – Bellevue

PallbearerPallbearer Foundations Of BurdentriptykonTritykon Melana Chasmata


Occultation Silence In The Ancestral House
Horrendous Ecdysis
Blut Aus Nord
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vestusa III: Saturnian Poetry
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Dawnbringer Night Of The Hammer
Winterfylleth Division Of Antiquity
Hoth Oathbreaker
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Bret M – SoDo Store
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Royal Blood
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Temples Sun Structures
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Judas Priest
Judas Priest Redeemer Of Souls
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy World On Fire
Robert Plant
Robert Plant Lullaby & The Ceaseless Roar
ty segall Ty Segall Manipulator
Goat Commune
Dave S. – SoDo Store
millie & andrea
Millie & Andrea Drop The Vowels
Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin Syro
andy stott
Andy Stott Faith In Strangers
Mono/Poly Golden Skies
flying lotus
Flying Lotus You’re Dead
second storey
Second Storey Double Divide
Caribou Our Love
Vermont Vermont
todd terje
Todd Terje Its Album Time
Clark Clark
Dean S. – SoDo Store
Top 5 Reissues
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan & The Band Bootleg Series Vol.11: The Basement Tapes (Complete)
allman brothers
The Allman Brothers 1971 Fillmore East Recordings
king crimsonKing Crimson Starless
Velvet Underground
Velvet Underground Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary Super Deluxe  Edition)
Top Five New Releases
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread
Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky
Bob Mould
Bob Mould Beauty & Ruin
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Randy Travis
Randy Travis Influences Vol. 2: The Man I Am
Dwight W. – SoDo Store
Elbow Take Off & Landing Of Everything
Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate Toumani & Sidiki
Israel Nash
Israel Nash Israel Nash’s Rain Plan
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran X
Theo Croker
Theo Croker Afro Physicist
Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren Face The Music
Tony Allen
Tony Allen Film Of Life
Lake Street Dive
Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portrait
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread
James B. – Northgate Store
Yob Clearing The Path To Ascend
helms alee
Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors
Eyehategod Eyehategod
mac demarco
Mac Demarco Salad Days
Melvins Hold It In
Deadkill No, Never!
Drunk Dad
Drunk Dad Ripper Killer
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Obliterations Poison Everything
Run the Jewels
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
Jeremiah S. – Bellevue Store
Run the Jewels
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
the bug
The Bug Angels & Devils
Machinedrum Vapor City Archives
andy stottAndy Stott Faith In Strangers
addison groove
Addison Groove Presents James Grieve
illum sphere
Illum Sphere Ghosts Of Then & Now
falty dl
FaltyDl In The Wild
Teebs Estara
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
ben frost
Ben Frost A U R O R A
Leonard G – Bellevue
Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Pinata
Fire Orchestra
Fire Orchestra Enter
Lawrence English
Lawrence English Wilderness Of Mirrors
Lee Gamble
Lee Gamble Koch
Dean Blunt
Dean Blunt Black Metal
Grouper Ruins
Fatima Yellow Memories
Planning For Burial
Planning For A Burial Desideratum
Ratking So It Goes
Have A Nice Life
Have A Nice Life The Unnatural World
Matt F – Bellevue
Bryce Dessner
Bryce Dessner St. Carolyn By The Sea
Blondfire Young Heart
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Nippon GirlsNippon Girls 2
Unsuk Chin
Unsuk Chin: 3 Concertos
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello Live In Germany 1978
Beck Morning Phase
Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 2
CPE Bach
CPE Bach: Magnificat
Chromeo White Women
Zoe K – SoDo
ty segall
Ty Segall Manipulator
Perfume Genius
Perfume Genius Too Bright
Trust Joyland
Earth Primitive & Deadly
Against Me
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty
Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard Time To Die
Caribou Our Love
Liars Mess
Death From Above
Death From Above The Physical World
Steve A. Bellevue & SoDo
Jenny Lewis The Voyager
Dum Dum Girls Too True
Bill Frisell Guitar In The Space Age
Psycho Sisters Up On The Chair Beatirice
Charli XCX Sucker
Deerhoof La Isla Bonita
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
New  Pornographers Bill Bruisers
courtneybarnettCourtney Barnett Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
tvontheradioT.V. On The Radio Seeds 

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