Austin Top 10s

Best in local albums 2014

Austin Top 10s

Greg Beets

1) Brian Beattie, Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase (Earmovie Music)

2) The Gary, Farewell Foolish Objects (Sick Room)

3) Churchwood, 3: Trickgnosis (Saustex)

4) Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, United States (Yep Roc)

5) The Dead Space, Faker (12XU)

6) The Hares, Smoking in Bed (Saustex)

7) House of Mutes, Vol. 1 (Obsolete Future)

Austin Top 10s

8) Atash, Everything Is Music (Ars Mundi)

9) Moonlight Towers, Heartbeat Overdrive (Chicken Ranch)

10) Phil Ajjarapu, Sing Along Until You Feel Better


Jim Caligiuri

1) Stephen Doster, Arizona (Atticus)

2) Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Our Year (Premium)

3) Dale Watson, The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy (Red River Entertainment)

4) Eliza Gilkyson, The Nocturne Diaries (Red House)

5) Gina Chavez, up.rooted

6) Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, United States (Yep Roc)

Austin Top 10s

7) Erin Ivey with Tosca String Quartet, Whisper of the Moon

8) Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks)

9) Spanish Gold, South of Nowhere (BMG)

10) Brownout, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath (Ubiquity)


Doug Freeman

1) Spoon, They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)

2) Willie Nelson, Band of Brothers (Legacy)

3) Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks)

4) Billy Joe Shaver, Long in the Tooth (Lightning Rod)

5) Shakey Graves, And the War Came (Dualtone)

Austin Top 10s

6) Spanish Gold, South of Nowhere (BMG/Del Mar)

7) Sour Notes, Do What May (No Play)

8) Israel Nash, Rain Plans (Loose Music)

9) Graham Weber, Faded Photos

10) Jess Williamson, Native State (Brutal Honest)


Abby Johnston

1) Spoon, They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)

2) Shakey Graves, And the War Came (Dualtone)

3) Danny Malone, Speeddreamer (self-produced)

4) Sour Notes, Do What May (No Play)

Austin Top 10s

5) Gary Clark, Jr., Live (Warner Bros.)

6) Lucinda Williams, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)

7) Speak, Pedals (Playing in Traffic)

8) ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, IX (Superball)

9) Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks)

10) The Black & White Years, Strange Figurines (Modern Outsider)


Kahron Spearman

1) Flesh Lights, Free Yourself (12XU)

2) Dat Boy Supa, Supacabra (The Fraternity)

3) Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks)

Austin Top 10s

4) Boyfrndz, Breeder (Brutal Panda)

5) The American Analog Set, Know by Heart (Barsuk)

6) Brownout, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath (Ubiquity)

7) Suspirians, Suspirians (Super Secret Records)

8) Shakey Graves, And the War Came (Dualtone)

9) Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Neon

10) Dowrong & Eric Dingus, The Dowrong EP (Dream Sequence)


Tim Stegall

1) Flesh Lights, Free Yourself (12XU)

2) Willie Nelson, Band of Brothers (Legacy)

Austin Top 10s

3) John Schooley & Walter Daniels, Dead Mall Blues (12XU)

4) OBN III's, Third Time to Harm (Tic Tac Totally)

5) The Ghost Wolves, Man, Woman, Beast (Plowboy)

6) Jonly Bonly, Put Together (12XU)

7) Lou Ann Barton, The Best (RockBeat)

8) John Schooley, The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World (Voodoo Rhythm)

9) The Ugly Beats, Brand New Day (Get Hip)

10) Elias Haslanger, Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)


Michael Toland

1) Megafauna, Maximalist (Danimal Kingdom)

Austin Top 10s

2) The Well, Samsara (Riding Easy)

3) Churchwood, 3: Trickgnosis (Saustex)

4) ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, IX (Superball)

5) Gary Clark Jr., Live (Warner Bros.)

6) The Bluebonnets, Play Loud

7) Spanish Gold, South of Nowhere (BMG/Del Mar)

8) Ume, Monuments (Dangerbird)

9) Casual Strangers, Casual Strangers

10) The Ghost Wolves, Man, Woman, Beast (Plowboy)


Jay Trachtenberg

Austin Top 10s

1) Elias Haslanger, Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)

2) Spanish Gold, South of Nowhere (BMG/Del Mar)

3) Spoon, They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)

4) Gina Chavez, up.rooted

5) Scott H. Biram, Nothin' but Blood (Bloodshot)

6) All ATX British Invasion (Odyssey Productions)

7) Shakey Graves, And the War Came (Dualtone)

8) Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks)

9) The Bluebonnets, Play Loud

10) Brian Beattie, Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase (Earmovie Music)

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